You are cordially invited to join us for the PNW Section Meeting on Thursday May 18, hosted by Grass Valley, a Belden Brand. Time: 6:30pm -8:30pm 3030 NW Aloclek Dr, Hillsboro, OR 97124
Yes, a chapter meeting coming to Portland encouraging participation from members in our greater northwest region.
“We have all heard about the new IP based technologies hitting the market, but with new technology comes new complications and the requirement for an expanded knowledge base. Robert Erickson, the IP Evangelist for Grass Valley, will be discussing the fundamentals of IP infrastructures, the advantages of integrating it into your workflows, and also go over the pitfalls that the new technology brings. He will have functional IP media flows and related equipment to look at, poke at, and discuss. Grass Valley will also have other engineering experts on hand, so we will gladly support an in-depth Q/A session to follow up the presentation.”
Robert Erickson IP Evangelist, Americas
Robert Erickson is IP Evangelist, Americas, for Grass Valley, a Belden Brand. A member of the Grass Valley team since 2008, he has more than 17 years of experience in the broadcast and IT markets with previous roles covering systems engineering, television station management, broadcast network design and RF transmission systems. Throughout his career, his focus has been on designing and maintaining infrastructure and playout systems based on new and emerging technologies for both existing and greenfield broadcast facilities.
In his current role, Robert is a participant in the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) and advocates for proper implementation of current and emerging broadcast standards on live production equipment. He spends much of his time engaging with customers to educate them on emerging IP technologies and trains internal staff on how IP technology drives different system designs. He also designs and manages IP POC (proof of concept) systems for customers worldwide, testing and implementing solutions based on a diverse product line—including cameras, servers, routers, multiviewers, various processing nodes, and VM-based software solutions.
We anticipate your participation in this event, and encourage your continued support of the PNW SMPTE chapter, as we look forward to many more learning opportunities.
Food and Beverages to be provided
We are planning on having a shuttle “Party Bus” leave from Seatac WA at 1:30 pm and return after the event. If you are interested in participating, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.