01/18/2017 – Presentation by Brian Szewczyk, Regional Sales Manager of Gates Air.
Topic: Improving efficiencies in a Transmitter Plant.
02/21/2017 – Joint Presentation by Brian Wright – Sr. Vice President and Chief Technical Officer together with Sale Lilly, Sales Director from Cielo Networks.
Topic: Licensed Wireless Broadband P-P Systems for Broadcast applications.
03/15/2017 – Joint Presentation by Bill Ostry, Shure – Market Development Pro Systems Group and Jeff Mullin of S. K. Macdonald, Inc.
Topic: DTV, repack and its effect on the Wireless Spectrum. Introduction of Shure’s new frequency agile line of Receivers and Transmitters for Wireless Microphones.
05/17/2017 – Kirk Harnack who is associated with Telos Alliance and the Streaming University.
Streaming University. Timely, accurate, and helpful knowledge – for streaming today and tomorrow.
Streaming is radio’s next big thing and the more we can learn about what is happening, the better we will be prepared for our future.
Your listeners are turning to Internet streaming. That’s why The Telos Alliance brings you Streaming University. Power-packed with the Whys and Hows of robust streaming audio. Learn the right way to get your programming on the web, from end to end. Processing, for sounding as good on the web as over the air. Which codecs are must-haves? And which bitrates make sense. Understand the latest tech for digital audio, from engineers who helped design it. Select the right CDN to stream reliably to listeners. See and hear the next streaming tech: Adaptive Multirate Audio Streaming. See which streaming products have the features you want.
06/21/2017 – Perry Priestly – ANYWAVE
ATSC3.0 Update, demonstration of ATSC 3.0 Exciter, Test and Monitoring equipment.
Updated broadcast engineers with several current developments in ATSC3.0 technology. “ATSC 3.0 will add value to broadcasting’s services such as extending reach, adding new business models. It will provide content on all devices, fixed, mobile and handheld. It has the capability to provide higher quality, audio and video such as UHDTV & Immersive Audio. One of the most important issues is the improved accessibility and coverage. It can also offer personalization and interactivity and leverage the power of broadcasting and broadband”.
The presentation covered the effects on the transmitter in terms of efficiency, power consumption. Discussion included what will be required to modify an ATSC transmitter to an ATSC3.0 system, the work needed and some general costs and consequences. The presentation included a live demo of ATSC3.0 exciter being monitored by a new ATSC3.0 test and monitoring system.
07/19/2017 – Brandon Ivey from Middle Atlantic Products.
Excellent presentation from Brandon. Discussions included Rack temperature design and control.
Middle Atlantic Products is part of the Commercial AV division of Legrand, North America, and has manufactured exceptional support and protection products to mount integrated AV systems in Residential, Commercial, Broadcast, and Security applications since 1979. All of their products are designed and engineered in the US to maximize system reliability and to meet the needs of installers; from thermal considerations and built-in cable management, to pre-installed washers on our rack screws, they build in ways to save time and simplify the job. At the heart of every installation, you’ll find Middle Atlantic Products – what great systems are built on.
- Sinclair Labs tour and in depth look into ATSC 3.0 and beyond.
- High level summary of ATSC 3.0 architecture and possible business models – Jerry Fritz EVP, Strategic & Legal Affairs
- High level summary of Single Frequency Networks pertaining to ATSC 3.0 – Fred Baumgartner Director Next Gen Implementation (SBE author: Television Operations: A Handbook of Technical Operations for TV Broadcast)
Awesome tour of the One Media Lab , seeing the test gear in action, viewing ATSC 3 on aSamsung TV and the One Media mobile first demonstration.