NAB Announces 2013 Broadcast Engineering Conference Schedule


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Washington - Jan 10, 2013 - The National Association of Broadcasters Conference Planning Committee, along with its conference partner organization the Society of Broadcast Engineers, has developed a program that will address television and radio technical matters. Advanced mobile technologies, new broadcast platforms, the evolution of IP into the broadcast facility, AM revitalization efforts and planning for safety have all become important elements in our changing industry. The Broadcast Engineering Conference at the NAB Show is in its 67th year.

Here is a list of events and topics scheduled for the conference:
SBE Ennes Workshop: Alternate Broadcast Delivery - 
How to Make it Work - Saturday all day
Advanced Technologies for Television - Sunday all day
Advanced Technologies for Radio - Sunday morning
IP for Radio - Sunday afternoon
Spectrum Matters - Monday morning
Audience Measurement Technologies - Monday morning
Broadcast Mobile TV Technical Status - Monday afternoon
Radio Receiver Technologies - Monday afternoon
AM Band Revitalization - Monday afternoon
IEEE-BTS Tutorial: IP in the Broadcast Plant - Monday afternoon
Television Technical Challenges in Need of Solutions - Tuesday morning
Radio Engineer's Forum - Tuesday all day
Video Production - Tuesday afternoon
TV Quality Assurance - Wednesday morning
Technical Regulatory Issues - Wednesday morning
EAS Panel - Wednesday morning
Cloud-Based Storage and Distribution - Wednesday afternoon
The Web and TV - Wednesday afternoon
IP for Television - Thursday morning
Planning for Safety - Thursday morning

As a special part of the Broadcast Engineering Conference, NAB Labs will present RF Boot Camp - Understanding Radio and Television Transmission. This focused, full-day program will be offered on Wednesday, April 10. The instructors are John Bisset and Mary Ann Seidler from Elenos, and Gary Cavell and Cindy Cavell from Cavell, Mertz & Associates.

This one-day boot camp is being developed to offer basic knowledge regarding the operations of a broadcast radio or television RF facility. The program will cover the distribution of program and data content from the studio to the RF transmission points. The instructors will address the types of hardware and software typically used at the RF facility. They will explain remote monitoring and telemetry scenarios. Towers, transmission lines and antennas will be the focus of an interactive discussion tailored to attendees who are unfamiliar with maintenance requirements and safety concerns. Specific FCC and OSHA Rules related to RF transmission will be explained along with methods commonly used to insure compliance with those rules.




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