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Next Chapter 2 Meeting

Wednesday June 20, 2018

Chapter II of the Society of Broadcast Engineers will hold its next meeting at 1:00 pm on Wednesday June 20, 2018. The meeting will take place at Perkins Restaurant on Route 315 in Pittston Township.

Our guest speakers for the meeting will be Patrick Carley and Steve McKenna of LiveU. LiveU is driving the live video revolution, providing live video streaming for TV, mobile, online and social media. We help your audience become part of the story with high-quality/flawless live video, transmitted from anywhere in the world through the use of our patented bonding and video transport technology. LiveU creates consistent bandwidth and a reliable connection so you can acquire, manage and distribute high-quality remote live broadcasts. The speakers boi's are below and we hope you will mark you calendar right now so that you will not forget to attend this meeting. As always you can purchase your lunch off the menu. We hope to see you there.

Sales Manager, Northeast

Patrick has been in the broadcast industry for 6 years. Previously he worked in sales as an Account Executive for a primarily fiber based transmission solutions company, serving in the Southeast, Midwest and Northeast regions. Throughout his career Pat has worked with a broad range of customers such as TV stations, production studios and sports rights holders. He enjoys meeting with his customers to learn more about their daily operations as well as helping them succeed by providing helpful solutions tailored to each individual customer .Pat joined LiveU in April as a Sales Manager and will help support the Northeast region with Dom Paone and Steve McKenna.

Steve McKenna

LiveU Senior Solutions Engineer for the Northeast Region

Steve has been with LiveU for five years and has helped countless stations fill in gaps in their coverage with LiveU solutions. Steve excels at, and enjoys helping anyone with questions about our product line and services so they can better understand what it is that LiveU provides. From our smart phone app, to our industry-leading bonded cellular solutions, to our latest Global IP offering which features Ku satellite as part of the solution, Steve can help you get your story on the air with high quality, low latency, and low cost.

Tuesday February 27, 2018

Chapter II of the Society of Broadcast Engineers will hold its next meeting at 1:00 pm on Tuesday February 27, 2018. The meeting will take place at Perkins Restaurant on Route 315 in Pittston Township.

Our guest speaker has an impressive bio as you will see below. It is important to point out that in that bio where it talks about school and a local CBS affiliate the school is our own University of Scranton and the local CBS affiliate is our own WYOU!

Presentation Topic:
Today's broadcasting standards are getting better and better, and broadcasters need more powerful products to help them create better looking, more compelling programs. With things like 4K, IP technologies and IT networking already in play, broadcasters need to know how to transition to new technologies effectively, and need to have the proper workflow and knowledge in place to manage content properly. In this presentation, Bob Caniglia will discuss the latest standards in the industry, and the Blackmagic Design products that provide broadcasters the support for their needs of today and a path to the future. Bob is trying to get their new URSA camera for us to see.

Speaker Bio:
Bob Caniglia began working in the film and television industry in 1985 as a part-time cameraman and editor on industrial videos. Bob finished school at night while working full time as a commercial producer/director at a local CBS affiliate. Eventually, Bob found himself in L.A. as an editor for The Disney Channel and 525 Post Production, later working on music videos for Prince, Madonna and Michael Jackson. Bob also helped Gore Verbinski with his director demo reel, telling him that he would be a feature film director someday. Leveraging his real-world industry experience, Bob made the transition to working with a variety of production and post production manufacturers, including Panasonic, Quantel, Snell, DaVinci Systems and Blackmagic Design, where he currently holds the position of Director of Sales Operations.Ever the creative type, Bob is a professional comedian performing around the world under the stage name Bobby Zee. He also has a love for karaoke that just won't quit.

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EAS News Update

Date: December 20, 2017

PEMA has released the required monthly test schedule for 2018 shown below.


2018 Pennsylvania EAS RMT Schedule

Date Time Day/Night Sent via
January 18 9:05 AM Day EMnet
February 15 4:15 AM Night
EMnet
March 15 9:15 AM Day EMnet
April 19 12:35 AM Night EMnet
May 17 10:05 AM Day EMnet
June 21 4:30 AM Night EMnet
July 19 10:15 AM Day EMnet
August 16 12:45 AM Night EMnet
September 20 10:30 AM Day EMnet
October 18 4:40 AM Night EMnet
November 15 10:45 AM Day EMnet
December 20 4:45 AM Night EMnet

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SBE Certification Exam Schedule for 2018

 Exam Dates Location Application Deadline
February 2-12, 2018 Local Chapters December 31, 2017
April 10, 2018 NAB Convention, Las Vegas NV March 2, 2018
June 1-11, 2018 Local Chapters April 20, 2018
August 3-13, 2018 Local Chapters June 5, 2018
November 2-12, 2018 Local Chapters September 24, 2018

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The Society of Broadcast Engineers, Chapter 2 scholarship is awarded to a student in the Electronic Technology Program at Johnson College with recognized technical aptitude and scholastic achievement.

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Officers for 2017

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Chairman
Joseph Glynn, CSTE
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Pete Sakowski
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Bob Reite, CBT
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Jon Koons
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Frequency Coordinator for Northeastern PA
Mike Morkavage

Board of Directors

  Barry A. Erick, CSTE Robert Folmar, CSTE
Jon Koons Michael Morkavage Chuck Sakoski, CSBE
Peter Sakowski Ronald Schacht, CPBE N. Clifford Smith Jr.

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