SMPTE New York January 2020 Section Meeting

Event Type: 
Section Meeting
Event Date: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 17:30 to 21:00
Cisco Systems
1 Penn Plaza 9th Floor
10119 New York
United States
Event Details: 

SMPTE New York January 2019 Section Meeting

Building Television Systems in a Time of Multiple Technology Transitions

Wednesday, January 15th, 2020
Food and Drinks: 5:30 pm
Meeting: 6:00 pm

System integrators (SIs) now face a timing question when building television facilities about technologies in transition. The question is which should be built into the next facility? With over a dozen tech transitions now in play, is it practical to embrace them all? If all are incorporated, will the resulting facility be affordable, able to be run by current staff, or reliable?

These are not questions for just system integrators as the answers will determine what television facilities will be like for years to come.

Below are thirteen technology transitions, and it is not hard to come up with a few more:

1. From hardware to virtual systems

2. To off premise cloud-based systems

3. From hardware purchases to software subscriptions

4. From standards chaos to SMPTE ST 2110

5. From dedicated routing systems to COTS IP routing

6. From ATSC 1.0 to ATSC 3.0

7. From 10 gig to 40/100 gig video transport

8. To OTT distribution

9. From HD to UHD (4K and 8k)

10. From SDR to HDR (high dynamic range)

11. To machine learning driven automation

12. To data driven ad targeting/automation/metadata tagging

13 ...and finally, there is 5G, which it is said, “will change everything!”



1 Penn Plaza, 9th Floor

New York, NY 10119

Guests and Non-members Welcome! Refreshments will be served!

Registration by January 14 is required for security reasons, so please register!


Ammar Latif, Principal Systems Engineer for Media, Cisco Systems


Karl Paulsen, CTO of Diversified
John Turner, Founder of Turner Engineering
Mark Schubin, Appearing as himself
John Mailhot, System Architect for IP Convergence at Imagine Communications
John Humphrey, Director of Development, Hitachi Kokusai

Moderator: Josh Gordon, TV Industry Strategist

Producers: Sara Foss, FreeWheel, and Josh Gordon