SBE Ennes Workshop

The SBE Central Michigan Chapter #91 and the Michigan Association of Broadcasters will present a SBE Ennes Workshop on Friday, November 8, 2019 at the Lansing Community College West Campus. This all-day tutorial features sessions on cybersecurity, lightning protection, workbench tips, spurious emission troubleshooting and tomorrow’s studio-transmitter links. Registration is now open and the cost is $40. Only four Ennes Workshops are held each year and attendance is limited to 40 participants.

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Chapter 82 October 2019 Meeting Notice

Society of Broadcast Engineers

Southeast Michigan Chapter 82 Meeting Notice

October 2019

Date: WEDNESDAY, October 9, 2019

Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Duderstadt Center, Room 3358, 2281 Bonisteel Blvd., Ann Arbor 48109 (University of Michigan North Campus)

Speaker: Michael Guthrie, Technology Specialist, Harmonic

Subject: Evolving into ATSC 3.0: Technical and Logistical Considerations

Joint Meeting with SMPTE Detroit Section

The transition from ATSC 1.0 to 3.0 will involve several stages.   The need to retain 1.0 service and the transition from current formats (SD, HD 720 and 1080i) to newer, higher quality formats including 1080p, HDR and UHD will complicate the management of transmission resources.  The new formats, and other new ATSC 3.0 features and services are likely to appear piecemeal.  Efficient use of bandwidth will require flexible utilization of both the ATSC 3.0 and ATSC 1.0 bandwidth, managed across multiple business entities and across multiple transmission paths.  New types of sources will need to be included in the transmission at any time, and may originate from any station within the community.  Some may be transitory: a special UHD transmission of a major sporting event for example.  OTT delivery may be necessary for some of these events, and or dynamic management of the transmission system. We will discuss the likely course of this evolution and some possible solutions for achieving efficiency and flexibility in shared transmission systems.

Michael GuthrieMichael Guthrie is a Technology Specialist with Harmonic for over 20 years.  He has over 35 years experience in the broadcast industry in Engineering, Product management, Sales and Marketing in numerous companies including ABC Television, Solid State Logic, McCurdy Radio, Telex Communications, DiviCom and Harmonic.  Michael joined DiviCom  (DiviCom was acquired by Harmonic in 2000) as an ATSC evangelist.  Since then he has worked with customers on Broadcast, Satellite Distribution, Direct to Home Satellite, Telco IPTV, and Over the Top Internet Video projects.

 

PLEASE INVITE YOUR COLLEAGUES

No charge to attend – Non-members and friends welcome.

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SBE Chapter 91 Burger Bash Invitation

Chapter 91 (Lansing & Mid-Michigan) is inviting all Chapter 82 SBE members, friends and spouses/significant-others to their annual Burger Bash on Wednesday evening, July 17 in Haslett (northeast of East Lansing).

The Telos Alliance demonstration van will visit as well, and you’ll get a chance to see their latest gear and talk to the Omnia rep.

Please see the flyer for more information and be sure to reply to Rick Thomas if you’re coming. Hope to see you there!

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May SMPTE program: IP in Broadcasting

SBE members and friends are invited to attend the SMPTE May meeting:

Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers

Detroit Section Meeting Notice

May 2019

Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2019 (First Tuesday in May)

Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Cutters Studios Detroit, 13320 Northend Avenue, Oak Park, MI 48237. (248) 548-2500 (East of Coolidge between 8 Mile and 9 Mile Roads) [Map]

Speaker: John Schilberg, Central Regional Sales Manager, Utah Scientific, Inc.

Subject: From Pocket Protectors to Packet Sniffers – IP in Broadcasting

Over the past forty years, the world of radio and television broadcasting has changed from analog, to serial digital, to IP. We used to carry a “greenie” as our primary tool and the only “password” required was knowing how to operate the rack tray cover locks. Times have changed, and now we’re working with signals that are carried on copper or fiber optic cables and function at blazing speeds. Come join us for a bit of a trip back and a look forward on what we might be able to expect in the future as the industry transitions yet again, this time from serial digital to IP conveyance of video signals.

John Schilberg is the Central Region Sales Manager for Salt Lake City-based equipment manufacturer Utah Scientific, Inc. Originally from Wisconsin, John has worked in television engineering at stations in Montana, Texas and Oklahoma, and in broadcast equipment sales with vendors and manufacturers including Masstech and Dejero. John is based in the Dallas, Texas area and has been with Utah Scientific since March 2018.

PLEASE INVITE YOUR COLLEAGUES

No charge to attend – Non-members and friends welcome.

There will be a no-host Managers’ Dinner prior to the meeting at 5:30 pm at Bagger Dave’s Burger Tavern, 2972 Coolidge Rd., Berkley (just south of 12 Mile). [Map] (248) 543-3283. Please click here to let us know if you are coming.

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