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    The Detroit Section of SMPTE is made up of professionals, students and others interested in the technology of motion imaging. The Section holds monthly meetings with a technical topic. Non-members are always welcome and there is usually no admission cost.

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    October 2020 Meeting Notice

    Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2020

    Time: 7:00 PM

    Topic: NDI (Network Device Interface)

    Speakers: Will Waters, Head of Product Management, NewTek, and Grand Guston, AVI Systems

    Location: Online – Register at

    Network Device Interface (NDI) is a royalty-free software standard developed by NewTek to enable video-compatible products to communicate, deliver, and receive high-definition video over a computer network in a high-quality, low-latency manner that is frame-accurate and suitable for switching in a live production environment. Will Waters of NewTek will present a short history of the development of the NDI standard, where it currently lives in the commercial broadcast ecosystem, and where NewTek sees it going forward. Will will be joined by Grant Guston of AVI Systems, a reseller that has done designs and installs using NDI. Between the two, we hope to offer a wide view of the dream and practical realities of NDI.

    June 2020 Virtual Section Meeting

    Event Type(s): Section Meeting
    Event Date(s): 18 Jun 2020
    This month’s Detroit Section meeting will be held online via Zoom, courtesy of SBE Chapter 91. The presentation will focus on lithium-ion batteries for UPS applications and their advantages over traditional VRLA batteries. We’ll discuss lithium battery solutions offered by Eaton, detailing cabinet designs, safety, intrinsic battery management for additional protection, and Eaton’s service/maintenance capabilities. In addition to the lithium discussion, comments on Eaton’s range of UPS solutions, as well as some other relevant product lines, will be included.
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