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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Chapter 82 Meeting Notice – November 2018

Society of Broadcast Engineers, Chapter 82

November 2018

Joint Meeting with SMPTE Detroit Section

Date: Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Time: 7:30 pm

Location: WKBD & WWJ-TV, 26905 W. 11 Mile Rd., Southfield, Mich. 48033 (Studio A – Enter at rear of building)

Speakers: Tim Hosmer, Director of Comark Digital Services, Hitachi Kokusai Electric Comark LLC;  and Richard Lhermitte, Vice-President, Solutions and Market Development, Enensys

Subject: ATSC 3.0

ATSC 3.0 is the latest version of the television broadcast standard developed by the Advanced Television Systems Committee. Replacing the 22-year-old ATSC 1 standard currently in use by broadcasters, ATSC 3.0 overhauls digital transmission by allowing 4K resolution, enhanced audio, and a more robust signal that improves mobile and indoor reception. It holds the promise of bringing viewers back to broadcast television with vastly-improved services.

But before the public can enjoy ATSC 3.0’s benefits, broadcasters must be prepared to transmit it. Transmitter manufacturers are gearing up to provide solutions for broadcast stations to employ as the technology transitions to the new standard.

This month, we welcome Tim Hosmer from Hitachi Kokusai Electric Comark Ltd. and Richard Lhermitte from Enensys. Tim will be presenting a high-level view of the ATSC 3.0 standard and the advantages it will bring for broadcasters. His presentation will touch on high-efficiency video coding (HEVC) and orthoganal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM), two components of the ATSC 3.0 tranmission standard. Richard will provide a deeper look into the A/321 section of the standard, which deals with system discovery and signaling, a key component in providing new wireless-based services.

Please join us for an interesting and informative look into the future of television broadcast technology.

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 Ruby Tuesday, 31066 Twelve Mile Road (at Orchard Lake), Farmington Hills. (248) 932-9393. All are welcome to join us. Please contact Frank Maynard (248) 355-7129 or via the contact form if you plan on attending so we may reserve enough space.

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