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There are 2 October meetings--
10/15/15 in Handen, CT
10/21/15 in Hauppauge, NY
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SMPTE-CT Subsection & SBE-14 Joint October Meeting
Thursday, October 15, 2015
“The Future of Wireless Microphone Operations”
Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT.
6:00 PM Social hour and networking
6:45 PM Meeting starts
7:00 PM Presentation starts
8:30 PM Meeting ends
Produced by Brian Kobylarz
Presented by Joe Ciaudelli
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) plans to repurpose spectrum from traditional overthe-
air TV to mobile broadband through its Incentive Auction, scheduled for March 2016. Pending its
success, a large portion of the upper UHF spectrum, specifically the 600 MHz band will become
unavailable to wireless microphones in about four years… sooner in some areas.
Joe will navigate through the recent FCC rulings essential for wireless microphone operators. Important
considerations are about half the existing UHF microphones are likely to be rendered obsolete or require
extensive modification. However, there will be pockets (guard bands and duplex gap) in the re-purposed
spectrum where mics will be allowed to operate but under different rules. The FCC will be opening
alternate bands to licensed microphone operators for shared use with other primary services.
About the Presenter
Upon graduating from Columbia University with an electrical engineering degree, Joe served in various
capacities at Sennheiser USA. A long recognized wireless audio industry expert, Joe provided frequency
coordination for large multi-channel wireless wireless used by Broadway productions, major theme parks
and broadcast networks.
Joe wrote the chapter on wireless microphones for the last three editions of the Handbook of Sound
Engineers. He will be a member of the U.S. State Department delegation for the World Radio Conference
this November in Geneva, Switzerland.
SMPTE-LI October 2015 Meeting
"Mobile Video Distribution"
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Globecomm Systems Inc., Hauppauge, NY
Registraton REQUIRED by 6 PM on 10/16/15
Globecomm Systems Inc.
45 Oser Avenue
Hauppauge, NY 11788
5:30 – 6 PM social hour and networking
6:15 – 8:00 PM technical meeting
Nick Governale, Globecomm
Raymond Blumenthal, The Tiffen Company
Paul Scardino, Globecomm Systems Inc.
Guests and Non Members Welcome! Refreshments will be served!
Globecomm Systems provides managed network communication solutions to Government and Industry, including major broadcasters. They provide expertise in emerging communication technologies, including a comprehensive suite of system integration, system products, and network services enabling a complete end-to-end solution for their customers. Nick Governale, Prinicpal Engineer of Globecomm, will walk us through two particularly complex delivery schemes that were developed for end-users in very different business segments.
Major US Broadcaster’s Network Case Study –
Presenter: Nick Governale, Globecomm
Globecomm recently completed a hybrid contribution network linking the major broadcaster’s hub(s) with its affiliate stations across the US for the cost-effective sharing of content via satellite, the Internet and the cloud. The network fulfills their ambitions to enhance the quality and flexibility of audio and video contribution while sharply reducing its cost and simplifying the work of staff at nearly 200 member/affiliate stations.
Rollins/Orkin Business TV Case Study –
Presenter: Globecomm TBD
Rollins/Orkin produces a tremendous amount of live job enhancing material each week, from their studio. These broadcasts are delivered to multiple devices through the cloud in their network for consumption as live interactive sessions, and as on-demand content that is accessible by company provided mobile devices. The success of this network can be attributed to the management of the IP components provided by MPEG4 - h.264 video and the use of IP multicasting (via a private MPLS network.)