Dielectric Hosts Annual Engineering Conference

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Raymond, ME - Jul 22, 2010 - Dielectric Communications hosted its annual Engineering Executive Conference July 14-16, 2010. Started in 2005, the event provides broadcasting executives an opportunity to study new technologies and broadcasting concepts presented by a number of industry experts. Originally designed to focus entirely on radio broadcasting, the event was extended this year to focus also on television broadcasting, providing instruction on translators and low-power stations in rural areas, HD Radio, and methods for improving mobile DTV reception. The 2010 conference was held at the Marriott Sable Oaks on the Maine coast.

Attendees of the conference attended seminars from Dielectric's engineers and a number of leaders in broadcasting. Byron St. Clair, president of the National Translator Association, presented on the importance of translators and low-power TV stations in rural areas while Mike Bergman, vice president of New Digital Technologies for JVC-Kenwood/Kenwood USA, offered an update on the state of digital broadcasting. Separate television and radio broadcasting workshops provided instruction on topics ranging from turnkey tower solutions (presented by Gregg Ferhman, chief engineer for Stainless) to improving mobile DTV reception (presented by Harvey Arnold, director of engineering for Sinclair Broadcast Group). Presentations by Terry Cockerill, radio product line manager for Harris, and John Demshock, director of engineering for WFTV-WRDQ of Cox Media Group, rounded out a full day of education. The conference also included tours of Dielectric's antenna production facility, as well as the company's traditional lobster bake.

To attend the 2011 event contact Sally Dixon at Dielectric at sally.dixon@spx.com.

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