The Consumer Electronics Association's (CEA) Technology and Standards department received a Technology and Engineering Emmy Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), recognizing CEA for its work in digital and analog television closed captioning standardization.
Presented annually by the NATAS, the award category honors outstanding achievement in technology and advanced new media, and is a symbol of peer recognition from the members of the Academy.
"It is a great honor for CEA to receive this prestigious award which represents more than 10 years of hard work," said Gary Shapiro, CEA president and CEO. "Closed captioning is an inclusive technology that allows more than 20 million hearing impaired people to be informed and entertained. This technology evolved as part of the overall analog to digital television transition, and CEA is proud of its leadership role in the DTV transition."
"This award recognizes the outstanding work of CEA and industry contributors to the standards development, as well as co-winners ABC and PBS, in this area," said Brian Markwalter, vice president, CEA Technology and Standards. "On behalf of CEA, we wish to thank all of our members for their tireless contributions to the standardization of both analog and digital closed captioning."
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