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Event Date: 
Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 09:30 to 17:00
Broadway House Tothill Street
SW1H 9NQ London
United Kingdom
Event Details: 

The UK Regional Seminar 2016 takes the topic of moving From an SDI to an IP infrastructure,
the underlying technologies and the routes through hybrid solutions to a flexible format agnostic facility
using open standards, Experts From the UK industry and Thomas Edwards from FOX NEO in Los Angeles
will be discussing the Issues, Standards, architectures and understanding the practical results that are
essential to being able to move a facility from SDI to the more flexible world of IP.

As in the past Regional seminars there is an emphasis on well focussed presentations with ample time
for questions and discussion, and informal discussion in encouraged during breaks
with the SMPTE UK customary ample refreshments. 

Whatever your role in the technology of the media industries this  Regional Seminar will enable you to learn
about the key topics of the transition  from SDI to IP and when it may happen for your facilities
– as well as meeting many others  in industries who are like you trying to plan for the future.

You will learn about   the methods for real-time media transport over IP, in place today and coming soon,
and the standards which define them - both SDI over IP, using the SMPTE ST 2022 family of standards
and the long term aim of Separate media over IP, using the VSF Technical Recommendations.  
These rely on a good IP network and thus we cover Managing: Data Capacity, Packet Loss and Latency,
and how appropriate Resilience is achieved by architecture and Redundancy.

Then we will also look at the additional requirement of UHD with Higher Dynamic Range,
Wide Colour Gamut and Higher Frames Rates – and Immersive audio. 
Finally we will sum up and consolidate some of the things that will put you on the right paths
to do the right things to move from SDI to IP.

As is customary – we will provide the presentations after the Seminar to attendees only.
But this is the headlines of the Seminar  - e.eg VSF TR03

We are pleased to be back at EEF in Westminster – just 100 m from St James Park Tube station
– with easy links to most National Rail stations.

Fully subscribed

  SMPTE members £80 Inc VAT (£70.83 + £14.17 VAT)   you will need membership number – find it here  

There are 10 places available to Students or those members on the Graduate Initiative at £55

Non Members £210 inc VAT (£175 + £35 VAT) - you may like to Join SMPTE for Just $145= £95
and save money and get these  SMPTE benefits , and membership of the most dynamic SMPTE section    

Members of the following organisations – DPP IABM DTG AES
Special rate £165 inc  VAT (£137.50 + £27.50 VAT)

These fees include Coffee, Lunch and Afternoon Break refreshments


Arrive from 9:20 and meet the other delegates over Coffee

Welcome and Introduction                                                                                                                                     10:00

Where we are Today technique and Standards               Nigel Seth Smith Semtech           

 The Details of where we are today

             ASI and SDI over IP (ST 2022 standards)                 Gerard Philips    S-A-M  

             Contribution over IP                                                       John Ellerton      BT Media and Broadcast              

             Separate media streams over IP VSF TR’s             Thomas Edwards Fox NEO            

Coffee Break                                                                                                                                                                  11:20    

Details of VSF TR’s

             Video (RFC 4175)                                              Thomas Edwards Fox NEO                            

             Audio (AES 67)                                                  Mark Yonge AES                                                

             Synchronisation (ST 2059)                            Nigel Seth Smith Semtech                                           

 LUNCH                                                                                                                                                                  13:00 to 14:00

Some practical solutions      

AMWA Incubator — Making the Industry Networked Media Architecture real 
                                                                                 Peter Brightwell BBC R&D                                           

Network Requirements 

Network Features                                               Thomas Kernen Cisco

Network Management (SDN)                 John Ellerton      BT Media and Broadcast                              

Results of tests / plug fests                      Thomas Edwards Fox NEO                                                            

Coffee Break                                                                                                                                                                  15:30

Future Architectures                                   

                                  Joop Janssen   Aperi                                                   

Future needs  of UHD

Data rates with HDR, HFR                         Nigel Seth Smith  Semtech         
Mezzanine Compression                         

Summing Up                                                   Peter Weitzel and Chris Johns   SMPTE UK           

Day ends                                                                                                                                                                          17:00


The Regional Seminar has been produced by Nigel Seth Smith (Semtech) and Tim Harris (Mirriad)
with help from Peter Weitzel.



St James Park Station is on the District and Circle line between Victoria (National Rail and Victoria line and Westminster (Jubilee line).  
Exit the station into Broadway turn Right and cross the Road – EEF Broadway House is just in Tothill Street under a minute from the station. 

How to get to EEF from major terminals

Via District and Circle line

Victoria   3 minutes or 13 minute  walk   Charing Cross /Embankment 4 minutes  
Fenchurch St /Tower Hill  20 minutes   Liverpool Street  25 minutes  Paddington 20 minutes 

Via Victoria line change at Victoria for District and Circle

Kings Cross St Pancras 15 minutes Euston 13 minutes Vauxhall  8 minutes

Via Jubilee line – change to District and Circle at Westminster

Waterloo 10 minutes (or a 25 minutes’ walk)  London Bridge 13 minutes 

From Heathrow Airport

Piccadilly Line Change to District Line at Hammersmith – Cross platform step free t.  1 hour 10 mins

Piccadilly line Change to District and Circle line at South Kensington – Escalator  1 hour 5 mins

Heathrow Express to Paddington   and then Circle line 50 minutes