April Meeting: ATSC Mobile DTV

This month we are meeting jointly with the Detroit Section of SMPTE. The program will feature a discussion of the technology specified in the ATSC Mobile DTV Standard, adopted in October 2009. It defines the technical specifications for broadcasters to provide new services to mobile and handheld devices using their digital television (DTV) transmissions. These services are carried along with current DTV services without adverse impact on legacy receiving equipment. ATSC Mobile DTV was developed to support a variety of services including free (advertiser-supported) television and interactive services delivered in real-time, subscription-based TV, and file-based content download for playback at a later time. The standard can also be used for transmission of new data broadcasting services. Continue reading “April Meeting: ATSC Mobile DTV”

Certification fees to increase

Fees for SBE certification and recertification will increase for SBE members $2 to $3, depending on the level of certification, effective January 1, 2011. The non-member rates will also increase.

December 31, 2010 is the deadline for applying for recertification if your certification expires January 1, 2011. Check your certificate and submit your application before it’s too late!

CertPreview software is now downloadable for PC and Mac in addition to being on CD. Sample tests are $29 each and can be ordered online.

Get more information on SBE’s certfication and professional development courses.

Dues Increase in 2011

At its meeting on October 26, the SBE Board of Directors approved a $5 increase in membership dues, to $68, for the Member, Senior, Associate and Fellow membership categories, effective January 1, 2011. The increase will be the first in four years. SBE president, Vinny Lopez, at the Annual Membership Meeting held the following day, cited normal increased costs of operating the Society as the reason for the increase.

Chapter 91 Fall Schedule

Our friends at Chapter 91 in Lansing have let us know their plans for fall as of now.

October 20, 2010 location tba, program tba.

November 17, 2010
WKAR Stations,
Room 204 Communication Arts & Sciences Bldg,
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI

Madison Batt from KPFF will make a presentation regarding towers.

December 15, 2010
**Christmas Dinner**
Coral Gables
2838 East Grand River Avenue
East Lansing, MI