SBE 124 Monthly Lunch Meeting Notice
Tuesday, September 14th, Noon PDT (meetings are always on the 2nd Tuesday of the month).
Where: Zoom only this month
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Paul Shulins, Shulins’ Solutions
Multi Station Transmission Site Monitoring: Beyond the station remote control
Today, many major TV and radio stations share common antenna sites often with complex combining networks that demand monitoring and protection beyond a simple remote control. To protect these significant investments, broadcasters need a proactive solution to not only provide next level of monitoring, logging and control, but a comprehensive VSWR system for maximum protection. While most modern transmitter have VSWR protection they only protect the transmitter, leaving the rest of the system exposed to costly damage.
Stellar Eclipse with our exclusive VSWR Sentinel is designed to protect and monitor these systems by constantly monitoring the VSWR on all inputs and outputs to the combiner system, refreshing these values many times every second. Anytime a VSWR is detected that exceeds a preset threshold, hard relay interlock relays are controlled that can open interlocks on connected transmitters. RF power is then removed from the system when an unsafe condition exists, thereby saving the systems from costly damage.
About Shulins’ Solutions
Shulins’ Solutions provides unique monitor, control and protection solutions for transmission sites, drone-based tower inspections and a full range of consulting services based on years of practical experience on the ground building and operating broadcast facilities. Shulins Solutions solves problems with an attention to detail that only comes from firsthand experience in the field. All of our products and services come from the point of view of the user, and crafted with the passion of a lifelong broadcaster.
Shulins’ Solutions are built on three pillars:
- Stellar Eclipse broadcast site monitoring platform providing a systems approach to monitoring and protection of RF systems from simple to complex featuring the exclusive VSWR Sentinel protection technology.
- UAV Drone based tower structure surveys provide an indispensable tool to diagnose the health of RF systems and tower structures without the risk of climbing the tower.
- Broadcast Technology Consulting to meet the demands of broadcasters specializing in remote control solutions, studio design and construction, antenna protection systems and ratings metrics.
The entire Shulins Solutions team of experienced broadcast professional stand ready to help you tackle even the most challenging problems. Let us put our experience, knowledge and passion to work for you.
Meet Paul Shulins
Paul founded Shulins’ Solutions based on his passion for broadcasting and bring products and services to market that go beyond great specs and cool features to cover all the challenges you only know by being a chief engineer in the trenches. Pauls’ been there, done that and got the tee shirt!
Paul served as Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Burk Technology and had been the Director of Technical Operations for Greater Media’s Boston, Massachusetts five FM Radio Stations for twenty-nine years. He has been a Chief Engineer for forty years – chances are good Paul has seen what you are seeing.
Paul has long lead technical innovation, sometimes even being on the “bleeding edge” with many firsts including one of the first major market studio consolidations in the late 90’s and early HD Radio® systems from the top of Boston’s Prudential Center. Over the years he has designed and constructed many custom, on-air program playback systems and technical facility monitoring and control systems to address real world challenges that you just couldn’t solve with off the shelf products.
Paul is passionate about industry education, chances are you have read something he has written, frequent contributor to many industry publications, authored several chapters in the 11th edition of the NAB engineering handbook and a regular presenter at industry, NAB, IEEE and SBE events.
Paul earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of New Hampshire System with majors in physics, chemistry and natural sciences. He is a lifetime member of SBE and IEEE.
In his spare time (what’s that?) Paul is a private pilot, and enjoys astronomy, skiing, and photography, and operates his Arizona observatory remotely collecting deep sky images.
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