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Stream - September 14 - 6:30 PM

“ATSC 3.0 - Examined in Depth"

Our next meeting will be at the regular time 6:30 PM, and will be hosted by Sinclair Broadcasting - One Media Group and will cover advancements in DTV - ATSC 3.0 technology.

One of the first applications for NextGen Broadcasting (aka ATSC 3.0) is Advanced Emergency Alerting and Informing (AEA&I). We’re focused on this because it is the basis for interactive TV and a critical piece of mobile NextGen broadcasting. AEA&I brings the audience not just alerts/warnings, but the critical information necessary to make life saving decisions. AEA&I is very different than EAS, in that it does not interrupt programming, is very targeted and users select what alerts and information they receive and how and filters out what they do not need or want. AEA&I also provides communications for first responders and provides much more opportunities for emergency managers to reach instantly those affected. AEA&I is both in home and mobile. AEA&I is under development. We may be able to show or demonstrate some pieces of AEA&I.

Fred Baumgartner, CPBE, will be the presenter at this meeting. He is a fellow of the Society of Broadcast Engineers, a past trustee of the Ennes Foundation and Fellow of the Radio Club of America. Currently, he is the Director of Next Generation Broadcast Implementation for Sinclair Broadcasting. Previously, he was Director of Broadcast Engineering for Qualcomm’s MediaFLO project and directed Leitch/Harris’ Systems Engineering group. Up to that time, he served as Director of Engineering for the Comcast Media Center in Denver, its Director of New Product Development through the center’s AT&T ownership and Director of Broadcast Satellite Operations during its TCI ownership era. Before joining the satellite and cable origination world, Mr. Baumgartner held the position of Chief Engineer at KDVR-TV & KFCT-TV, Denver; WTTV-TV, WTTK-TV, Indianapolis; KHOW AM & FM, Denver; WIBA AM & FM, Madison, Wisconsin, operations manager at KWGN-TV, Denver; and others beginning with the overnight gig and a newly minted FCC 1st Class license at WBIZ AM & FM, Eau Claire, Wisconsin in 1972. Baumgartner was also heavily involved with the development of EAS and authoring several hundred articles and a few books on Radio and TV engineering. He operates amateur radio station KØFMB; sometimes from a sailboat, skis or bicycle from both the “radio-ranch” in Colorado and an apartment Maryland.

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Seminar Workshop - March, 2018

Seminar Workshop - October, 2014

SBE Chapter 53 wants to thank everyone who attended the 'IT Seminar and CBNE Workshop' in October, 2014. We especially want to thank American Tower, Broadcasters General Store, Nemal, and Clear Channel for their generous support of the seminar and SBE Chapter 53. We also want to thank you, our attendees and members for making this a great seminar. The seminar does count toward your continuing education credits. If you attended the seminar, please be sure to make a note of your attendance for credit.

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