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Closed Captioning
On 4 February, all APEX member primary contacts received via email a full briefing regarding anticipated DOT regulations requiring closed captions for inflight videos to assist deaf and hard-of-hearing passengers.   Also as part of that communication, APEX solicited member comments by the end of February to assist in developing an industry-consensus position on closed captions that will be presented to the U.S. Department of Transportation this spring.  A questionnaire was sent to the primary contacts with a request to complete the survey in coordination with appropriate colleagues within their companies.   For more information, click here. If you have any questions, contact Lauren Beneri at lbeneri@kellencompany.com


 

Portable Electronic Devices on Aircraft
APEX has collaborated with CEA (Consumer Electronics Association, owners of International CES) to complete a research project on U.S. consumer behaviors and opinions related to inflight use of PEDs. We are pleased to share the final report with our members. Please note that this report is for APEX and CEA members only, so please keep it company confidential. APEX will be working with CEA to jointly release some of the data publicly, including to media. 

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"MPEG 4 Settings Standardization Effort"

Attached is a document of the discretionary MPEG-4 Settings considered for revision in APEX 0403. Following a survey of interested members, and various interviews, the attached matrix represents what we believe is a consensus from the survey and interviews which will be included in the document at the end of Section 4. 

MPEG 4 Settings revisions

MPEG 4 Settings Matrix

MPEG 4 Subcommittee - APEX TC Meeting February 2009


"Audio Jack Test Procedures"
as developed by the Audio Technologies Working Group and adopted by the Technology Committee at its July 14, 2004 meeting.
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"Standard Requirement Document for a Broadcast A/V Digital Media Reproducer/s (DMR)"
as prepared by the Digital Media Reproducers Ad Hoc Subcommittee of the Digital Content Management Working Group and adopted by the Technology Committee on January 27, 2004.
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"White Paper: IFE Data Loaders"
as prepared by the Digital Media Reproducers Ad Hoc Subcommitee of the Digital Content Management Working Group and adopted by the Technology Committee on July 24, 2003.
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"Third Generation Cabin Network (3GCN) Guideline"
as prepared by the Next Generation Wired Working Group for the Technology Committee and ARINC CEI and adopted at the WAEA Technology Committee meeting on May 1, 2003.
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"3GCN Requirements Specification" as developed by the 3GCN Working Group between April 2001 and July 2002 and adopted by the Technology Committee (TC) at its July 30, 2002 meeting."
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"Introduction to IWG Documents, Version 1.0"
as prepared by the Internet Working Group and adopted by the Technology Committee on August 2, 2001.
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"Issues for Consideration in Off-board Infrastructure, Version 1.0"
as prepared by the Internet Working Group and adopted by the Technology Committee on August 2, 2001.
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"Matrix of Service Delivery Options, Version 1.0"
as prepared by the Internet Working Group and adopted by the Technology Committee on August 2, 2001.
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"White paper: Onboard Infrastructure, Version 1.0"
as prepared by the Internet Working Group and adopted by the Technology Committee on August 2, 2001.
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"PED Overview, version 1.0"
as prepared by the Internet Working Group and adopted by the Technology Committee on August 2, 2001.
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"PED Connectivity Web Addresses, Version 1.0"
as prepared by the Internet Working Group and adopted by the Technology Committee on August 2, 2001.
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"White Paper: IWG Content & Services, Version 1.0"
as prepared by the Internet Working Group and adopted by the Technology Committee on August 2, 2001.
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"Appendix A, Passenger Applications Matrix, Version 1.0"
as prepared by the Internet Working Group and adopted by the Technology Committee on August 2, 2001.
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"Appendix B, Supplier Matrix, Version 1.0"
as prepared by the Internet Working Group and adopted by the Technology Committee on August 2, 2001.
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"Guidance for the Installation and Use of a Direct Broadcast Satellite Receive System on Air Transport Aircraft - Specification 0798, Version 1.0" prepared by the Satellite Working Group, as adopted by the WAEA Board on March 24, 2000.
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"Layman's Guide to APEX DVD Spec #0598."
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DRAFT
CSTF Report, dated October 26, 1999
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DRAFT Apppendix for CSTF Report, dated October 26, 1999
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"Smart Card Draft Specification, Version 0.99"
as prepared by the Smart Card Working Group, updated Jan. 19, 1999.
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"Report on Emerging Technologies for IFE"
presented by TC Director Rich Salter on April 23, 1998 at the APEX Educational Workshop in Dubai.
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"White Paper: Industry Recommendations for the Approval of Electronic Component in Aircraft Seating"
as submitted on June 4, 1998 by Boeing.
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"Draft White Paper: Ruggedized Disk Drives for Commercial Airborne Computer Systems"
as submitted on June 4, 1998 by Miltope Corp.
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English Language Caption Contribution Format, Version 1.4 - April 4, 1996
This document addresses one narrowly defined question: How shall we contribute English language subtitles into the MPEG encoding chain for in-flight and digital home entertainment systems. From this starting point, tools and practices that serve the unique needs of these new venues can be developed. Here you will find an unambiguous selection of features from three exisiting specifications in hopes that, for the future, straightforward convertability beween formats can be maintained.
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