slow-scan television


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slow-scan television

[′slō ¦skan ′tel·ə‚vizh·ən]
(communications)
Television system that uses a slow rate of horizontal scanning, requiring typically 8 seconds for each complete scan of the scene; suitable for transmitting printed matter, photographs, and illustrations. Abbreviated SSTV.
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These were flown to the SSS uplink station in Douglasville, Georgia, for subsequent conversion to slow-scan television format and transmission.
After careful analysis of visual communications needs, a number of major corporations and institutions have selected slow-scan television (sometimes called "freeze-frame') as an alternate mode of video-teleconferencing.
The major advantage of slow-scan television in an interactive meeting is simply its format flexibility.
Slow-scan television may also be used for data transmission, such as observation of status boards, meter readings, radar scans or computer-generated graphics.
Engineering applications rank high in terms of general use of slow-scan television, and frequently, equipment is used by relatively small groups of individuals who are involved in special projects.