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Welcome to the SMPTE Ohio Section Website!

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On behalf of the membership of the Ohio Section of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers and  the section leadership, chapter chair and managers, I want to welcome you all to our new Web page and explain a bit about its workings and development.

The concept was born out of the fact that in recent years there has been a malaise within our membership group and your management team wanted to provide a method of communications to and from the membership and to provide a medium for members to contact each other to discuss issues, common problems and opportunities for professional growth and enhancement of the SMPTE chapter.

All the appropriate contact information is contained with the web pages and since none of us are bashful, we intend to get requests and ideas to make the chapter more appealing and useful, as it was originally intended.

We have teamed with the Columbus Chapter 52 of the Society of Broadcast Engineers to enhance both organizations.  We share expenses and have developed camaraderie of purpose in the development of meeting topics and locations.  As you are all aware, our section is diverse in geography and the ride to Columbus is a bit of a stretch time wise and financially but it has worked to a degree these past two years.  We would like to expand our meeting locations and would welcome some input as to where and when the meetings would generate the best attendance.  We would like to know what topics you feel are important for presentation and discussion.

Take some time to review our web efforts and offer any constructive comments to make it more useful and user friendly.  It is and will be a work in progress and will evolve to fit the needs of the Ohio Section.

If there is anything I can do to enhance your membership, feel free to contact me via the web or directly via my e-mail  johno@qcom1.com  and I look forward to your participation in upcoming months.

John R. Owen
Ohio Section Chair, Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers

Upcoming Events

Section Meeting

2023 October 26 at WOSU


Our next SMPTE Ohio Section combined meeting along with SBE Chapter 52, will take place on Thursday, October 26th at the new WOSU Public Media Center station located at 1800 North Pearl Street, Columbus OH 43201. Ample (fee) parking is located nearby at the Ohio Union South Parking Garage located at 1759 North High Street, which is located across the street. Also, street meter parking is available near the WOSU building.
The Refreshments/Social period begins at 7:00 PM followed by the meeting at 7:30 PM.
Our guest presenter for the evening will be Jon Hartmeyer, Sales Engineer at the Summit Technology Group, Keego Harbor, Michigan. Jon will be giving us a general informational overview of the Summit Technology group's various engineering related support services. Those include two general areas: The first is their custom software development products for EAS tools which can be used for compliance and regulatory options as well as for streaming, plus other diverse broadcast related lines. The second area includes key services & support for strategic broadcast software/hardware related applications from microphones to antennas. Summit Technology Group is also a regional direct seller for major hardware engineering products including the Nautel line of broadcast transmitters.
Following Jon's presentation, Mike Meadows, Director of Technology at WOSU will then begin a comprehensive tour of their new, modern, state of the art WOSU Public Media plant. Hope to see everyone there!


Section Meetings

June 2023 Meeting Recap

On 29 June 2023, our evening meeting took place at the new ultra-modern WOSU Public Media plant, located across the street from the main campus of the Ohio State University in Columbus. Mike Meadows, the director of technology, began his presentation to the group by narrating detailed video slides outlining key architectural and construction phases of their building project, leading to their grand opening last year! He mentioned that it was a “grounds up” effort where all of the key parties involved were mandated to successfully overcome a variety of complex issues within a certain timeline and budget, starting from the original project leading all of the way to the completion! Following Meadows’ clear and interesting presentation, he gave the members and guests in attendance a comprehensive tour of their new and in some instances futuristic, facilities. One of the most outstanding accomplishments of their new facilities is their unique ability to more physically and conveniently accommodate their employees with a broader range of workplace needs and solutions, even exceeding many National & Local employee standards and practices! The WOSU complex is one of the most advanced and cutting-edge PBS/NPR/PUBLIC MEDIA facilities anywhere in the country! After the tour, the meeting adjourned.—Gene Batey, Secretary/Treasurer

Ohio EVent

Date: Thursday, 29 June 2023

Time 7PM - Refreshments, 7:30PM Meeting

Venue: WOSU Public Media plant located at 1800 North Pearl Street, Columbus OH 43201

Presenter: Mike Meadows, Director of Technology for WOSU Public Media

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