Event Type: 
Section Meeting
Event Date: 
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 18:30 to 21:30
Location: 
Charles M. Salter & Associates
130 Sutter Street 6th Floor
94104 San Francisco, CA
United States
Event Details: 

Despite the rumors to the contrary, the uptake of "coax-free" facilities has been slower than many proponents have forecast.  That situation may (finally) be on the cusp of a major change, as media transport was only one of several technologies required to make a coax-free world possible.

 Even with IP media transport, the system timing and control was frequently not IP-based.  In addition to that, the media carried was still "coax-style".   What has happened in SMPTE (and other SDOs) to enable the long forecast change?

 This talk with delve into those topics (and some others) and provide some updates on current standardization efforts in this area.

 PRESENTER: Patrick Waddell

 A 40 year veteran of the broadcasting industry and recently retired from Harmonic Inc., Mr. Waddell is a SMPTE Life Fellow. Mr. Waddell was the 2015 recipient of the SMPTE Excellence in Standards Award as well as the 2010 recipient of the ATSC's Bernard J. Lechner Outstanding Contributor Award, and has shared in 9 Technical Emmy Awards.  He is also a member of the AES, the IEEE, and serves as a member of the IEEE BTS Distinguished Lecturer panel for 2012 through 2016.