Brian Walker, Customer Development | Applications Engineering | SBE Chapter 124 Member
Sennheiser Electronic Corp.
An all new way to capture audio. An instant connection.
With the easy syncing of a transmitter and receiver, XS Wireless Digital creates a wireless peer-to-peer connection. It’s as simple as that. Be it a complication-free lavalier for the one-person video team or a wireless mic that’s up and running right out of the bag—this wireless tool empowers your inner creativity by helping you capture the moment.
If you’re looking to change your relationship with your viewers by enhancing your audio, then you need to try it out. Who knows? You might find you have an instant connection.
No program, no host. Got a suggestion? This makes it a big networking opportunity: bring a friend or co-worker!
Graziano Casale, National Account Manager, Broadcasting, Rohde & Schwarz, USA
Contribution and distribution of live content over unmanaged IP networks
Microwave link, STL, CDN, Satellite and Fiber are the main options we consider when talking about Contribution and Distribution of A/V content, where reliability is key. The world, and broadcasting with it, is moving more and more towards IP communication. He talked about how the benefit of Internet Transmission is something to be considered in today’s Network infrastructure.
Graziano has over 10 years of sales and management experience, including TV transmitters, Mobile DTV, Headend, Microwave Link and System integration. In his current role, Graziano’s responsibilities include mainly the Full and Low Power TV transmitter market as well as introducing to the broadcast market the new R&S products portfolio, and developing and maintaining successful client business relationship with key accounts.
Prior joining R&S, he was at Screen Service Broadcasting for 6 years, where he held several positions of increasing responsibility including Project Manager and Sales Director of North and Central America. Graziano moved from Italy to the US with his knowledge and passion for Mobile DTV being part of the first Mobile TV commercial service in the world. He has a strong background and knowledge on digital TV standards and brings to the industry excitement on what business opportunities are available for the broadcasters.
Graziano holds a B.S and a M.Sc. in Economics from the University of Roma Tre. When he’s not working or traveling, you might find him training for ironman, running a marathon, or playing basketball.
Tony Gervasi, Sr., SBE Member and Sales Manager for GatesAir Intraplex
Reliable Transport of Audio and Data Over IP, discussed transport reliability, reviewed causes of packet losses, and went over media transport protocols and network security. He discussed Intraplex IP Link’s methods for reliable IP transport for audio, FM MPX, and control (GPIO, PAD), plus introduced the Intraplex IPConnect transport system.
Director of Sales, Broadcast Division, RFS
Antenna and RF System design for the FCC Repack
This presentation gave insight into how antenna design influences radiation patterns, how the design and manufacturing of antennas and RF filters has evolved, and the software tools that can be used to select the optimum solutions for the TV broadcaster during the FCC repack and beyond.
Matt Leland, Director of Sales, Burk Technology.
Western Region Account Manager
Electronics Research, Inc.
Electronics Research Inc. (ERI) presented an overview of the Impact of the New ANSI/TIA-222-H Structural Standard for Antenna Supporting Structures on broadcast radio and television facilities. His presentation provided a summary of the changes that are incorporated into the new standard versus the current 222-G Structural Standards. He was accompanied by Dave Benco, Vice President of US Sales for all three dates – Portland 6/12, Eugene 06/13, and Medford 06/14. They hosted lunch and championed an informative discussion on the state of our industry.
About Electronics Research, Inc.
For more than 75 years, ERI has served the broadcast industry with products and services of the highest quality and dependability. Their dedicated staff of engineers, drafters, fabricators, project managers, and installers deliver products to meet all your broadcast needs, both RF and structural. They take pride in contributing to your success by offering the best broadcast antennas, filters and combiners, transmission line, and towers.
Broadcasters General Store (BGS) and the Telos Alliance
Buck Waters from BGS, and Paul Kriegler, Manager US Sales – Omnia. Paul talked about all things Omnia.
Plus, the Telos Alliance van, full of everything they make, was parked outside.
Mark Johnson, the Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, LinkUp Communications.
“Solutions That Allow You & Your Organization to Benefit From the New FCC Studio Ruling”.
Mark’s brief talk specifically focused on the new change in FCC regulations regarding local studios and the technology that will allow broadcasters to take full advantage of this new opportunity. A satellite broadcast engineer for decades, Mark is uniquely qualified to speak on this subject as an expert in the field of content distribution and integration.
There will be a quick informational update on the FCC 5G proposal and it’s impact on C-band satellite delivery that he will share at the end of our discussion.
Mark has designed and installed multiple systems for non-commercial broadcasters, who have for years taken advantage of technical solutions to distribute their programing across multiple regions to their audiences while keeping a local feel to their programing.
Mark Johnson CSRE, a well-known leader in the broadcast transmission industry for over three decades, has been the “go to” guy for other audio and video content providers for years, including NPR Satellite Services and Ka You Communications. Though Mark graduated from Florida State University in the 1980’s, his real training began as an assistant to the Chief Engineer of WTNT AM/FM in Tallahassee, Florida and a broadcast producer for the Seminole Sports Network. Over the years Mark has continued his training through Harris Transmitter School (FM and FM25K), and is Global VSAT Advanced Certified.
George Horton, Vice President – Western Region, Solid State Logic, Inc.
IP Audio Networking–Forward Thinking Audio Routing for Broadcast Production
Audio-over-IP solutions are now in regular use around the world and in a wide range of critical applications. The installed sound market has been relying on IP transport for many years already, and now many broadcasters are implementing facility-wide AoIP technologies. This presentation covered how we have reached the current technologies and how they are evolving. He covered the current alphabet soup of acronyms and standards and finished up with a real word example of the technology in use.
George Horton, Vice President Western Region, Solid State Logic. Originally hailing from Oxford England, the home town of Sold State Logic and has been with SSL for 30 years. From building consoles to testing, servicing, installing, training and now the commercial aspects in the Western United States.
From groundbreaking audio consoles to innovative software and hardware solutions, Solid State Logic has evolved to become the world’s leading manufacturer of analogue and digital audio consoles and provider of creative tools for Broadcast, Music, Film and Live Sound professionals.
With more than 3000 SSL-equipped studios and facilities operational today, the excellence of SSL consoles is universally recognized for unrivaled sonic quality, superb ergonomics, outstanding automation and an international support infrastructure second to none.
The SSL AWS truck was be parked outside http://www.solidstatelogic.com/studio/worldtour/whatsonboard