SMPTE/VSF Joint Conference Dates Announced

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers and Video Services Forum are pleased to announce the dates and location for their joint SMPTE/VSF Conference. This event will be held at the Intercontinental Houston Hotel in Houston, TX February 10-13, 2008.

The joint conference highlights three days of informative technical sessions on the latest technologies, including issues on IPTV, digital content quality, acquisition and distribution, as well as hot topics such as streaming media and podcasting. Further details of the program will be made available as they occur.

In addition to technical sessions, the joint conference also showcases some of the latest applications, technologies and products in its exhibit hall. The exhibition kicks off with an opening night reception and preview on Sunday, February 10. The exhibit then runs Monday through Tuesday, February 11-12.

The SMPTE/VSF Joint Conference also will include a number of special networking events, providing attendees the opportunity to interact with colleagues and peers.

For more information about the conference, stay tuned to www.smpte.org and www.videoservicesforum.org.

About the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
Founded in 1916 to advance theory and development in the motion imaging field, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) is the leading technical society for the motion imaging industry. SMPTE has earned a strong reputation for its work in developing industry standards, recommended practices and engineering guidelines. SMPTE also publishes the award-winning SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal. SMPTE worldwide members include engineers and other technical professionals, directors and educators working in the technical and creative provisioning of motion pictures, television and new media. SMPTE also hosts more than 200 sustaining (corporate) members. Visit SMPTE online at www.smpte.org.

About the Video Services Forum
Founded in 1997, the Video Services Forum is an international association composed of service providers, users and manufacturers dedicated to interoperability, quality metrics and education for video networking technologies. The organization's activities include; providing forums to identify issues involving the development, engineering, installation, testing and maintenance of video networking technologies; exchanging non-proprietary information to promote the development of video networking technology and foster resolution of issues common to the video services industry; promoting interoperability by contributing to and supporting development of standards by national and international standards bodies. Visit VSF online at www.videoservicesforum.org.