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Next Chapter 2 Meeting

Wednesday July 22, 2020

Chapter 22 will be hosting a
Virtual Chapter Meeting
on Wednesday, July 22, 7:00pm
for Chapters 1, 2, 22, 57 & 58

7:00pm Chapter Business Meetings
7:30pm Presentation - "Reliable Transport of Audio and Data Over IP" by Tony Gervasi, Sr., Intraplex Sales Manager / Specialist for GatesAir

This meeting counts towards SBE recertification credits
Use the link below to register for this meeting

About the Presentation:
Tony will be discussing Transport reliability, review causes of packet losses, media transport protocols and network security. We will discuss Intraplex IP Link's methods for reliable IP transport for audio, FM MPX and control (GPIO, PAD) and Introduce the Intraplex ASCENT high-density transport system with SRT.

About the Presenter:
Tony's background includes more than 30 years of experience in the broadcast industry, including 20 years as Sr. VP of Engineering & Technology for Nassau Broadcasting, where he bought his first Intraplex STL T1 system in 1996. During his tenure at Nassau he continued to rely on Intraplex products to provide the audio and data transport for Nassau stations in markets such as Portland, Boston, Cape Cod, Allentown PA, Trenton/Philadelphia, Annapolis and Frederick MD.

In April 2018, Tony joined the GatesAir family where he makes use of all of his experience to help GatesAir deliver the highest quality, most reliable audio transport solutions available.

Tony is a member of SBE.

Click here to register for this meeting so we can send you the meeting link and password

It is important for SBE Chapter 2 members to attend. Last time we did not have enough Chapter 2 members to have a quorum for our business meeting.

Tuesday April 28, 2020

Hi All, We will have a short virtual meeting on Tuesday April 28th at 1PM
There will be no presentation but I'd like to test the ZOOM type meeting and join a Virtual Meeting with the folks up in NY State.

Below is the link to the Zoom Meeting

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 942 6152 9902
Password: 653098

Wednesday March 4, 2020

Our next meeting will be on Wednesday March 4th at 1PM at Perkins Restaruant on Route 315 in Pittston.

Anthony Klick from Cobalt Digital will be there and present on RIST, RIST is designed to reliably transport video over the Internet for any use case, but is typically used for professional media workflows such as news and sports contribution, remote production, affiliate distribution and primary distribution.

Wednesday February 5, 2020

The first SBE Chapter 2 meeting of 2020 is scheduled for Wednesday Feb 5th 1 PM at Perkins Restaruant on Route 315 in Pittston.

Burt Young and Martin Holmes from Rohde and Schwartz will be in town and have a presentation for us!

In the TV world of contribution and distribution to and from remote sources, satellite and dedicated fiber links have served our industry well. The use of these systems has shown that satellite and dedicated links are reliable, though inflexible and expensive to use requiring dedicated hardware like a satellite uplink truck or a special fiber connection to allow them to function.

Today, there is a growing movement to reduce costs by using IP contribution methods over unmanaged networks, most importantly the internet to deliver real-time media content sources. When media facilities hand off real time streams to a Studio Transmitter Link, a remote studio facility, or CDN for OTT delivery, packet loss and latency can cause considerable visual impairments across resulting deliverable manifests.

This presentation will attempt to address these requirements using low cost, unmanaged networks (internet) for reliable, real time, and secure transport of video, audio and metadata from point to point and multipoint internet access points with discussion of the techniques available and the types of issues encountered using a public/unmanaged network that we must resolve in order to achieve the result of seamless delivery of real-time media streams over the internet.

Martin Holmes is the North American Senior Business Development Manager for Rohde and Schwart

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2020 Pennsylvania EAS RMT Schedule

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

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SBE Certification Exam Schedule for 2020

 Exam Dates Location Application Deadline
April 21, 2020 NAB Convention, Las Vegas NV March 9, 2020
June 5-15, 2020 Local Chapters April 17, 2020
August 7-17, 2020 Local Chapters June 12, 2020
November 6-16, 2020 Local Chapters September 21, 2020

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Al Kornak
Vice Chairman
Joesph Glynn
Bob Reite, CBT
Jon Koons

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Mike Morkavage

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  Barry A. Erick, CSTE Robert Folmar, CSTE
Jon Koons Michael Morkavage Chuck Sakoski, CSBE
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