Added: (Wed Jun 20 2001)

Pressbox (Press Release) - DigitalMentors, the leader in pioneering the development of e-learning solutions for the global digital television industry sector, announced the availability of a suite of products designed to meet the growing need for information and skills on implementing digital TV solutions.
The migration from analogue to digital and the convergence of technologies means that traditional media companies need to upgrade their skills to take advantage of new digital platforms.
Digital Mentors' digital television curriculum is aimed at a wide range of employees working in the cable, satellite, terrestrial, multimedia or telecommunications industries who wish to gain a fundamental understanding of digital television, set-top boxes, electronic program guides and interactive TV applications.
The four courses in this program cover the principles of digital television, Interactive television, digital set-top boxes and Internet based TV technologies. These courses are graded as foundation and are suited to a broad audience, ranging from upper management to customer service representatives. Students need only possess a general familiarity of digital technologies to undertake these courses. These courses are designed to bring the student to a certain level of knowledge from where he/she can move into more specialized courses provided by Digital Mentors (www.digitalmentors.com).
The first course entitled “Introduction to Digital Television” explains the evolution of television and the basic differences between analogue and digital television. It also addresses the various broadcast standards that are relevant to digital broadcasting.
Following on from that the second course on Interactive television, explains the services offered (Video on Demand, Pay Per View, t-commerce etc.) by Interactive television. It also looks into issues such as design, standardization, copyright, security, server technologies and the many more benefits and features associated with Interactive television (Interactive advertising, tele-learning, tele -banking etc.).
The third course in this curriculum entitled “Digital Set top boxes” looks at the functionality of a set-top box and the different types of set-top boxes that are available. It also examines the core technologies that are involved in processing and broadcasting Interactive television content.
The final course entitled “Internet based TV applications” looks at the evolution of the Internet and its expected influence on Interactive television, and the technologies that will enable this to happen. It also addresses the subject of TV e-mail.

About DigitalMentors
DigitalMentors is an e-learning solution and certification company committed to providing courseware, certification programs and integrated e-learning solutions, to address the training needs of the global digital television industry. Our e-learning solutions are available in two broad solution levels, namely a hosted Internet environment and an Intranet solution for customers who want to access our e-Learning content from behind their firewalls. The company is headquartered at the Innovation center, Plassey Technological Park, Limerick, Ireland. For more information, visit us at www.digitalmentors.com, or call +353 (61) 503030

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