Event Type: 
Section Meeting
Event Date: 
Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 18:15 to 21:00
Strategic Park, Comines Way Hedge End
SO30 4DA Southampton
United Kingdom
Event Details: 

Dr Giles Wilson – a newly appointed SMPTE fellow – will show how Ericsson TV and Media Division are delivering  benefits of modern Coding Like HEVC, to enable Broadcasters  / service providers to bring new and compelling Services to their customers. 
We meet in Ericsson’s Experience Centre  to Get a hands on feel of the latest technologies and innovations that are being developed here in the UK by the team at Ericsson in Hedge End.
– and   discuss over ample refreshments with SMPTE members and Ericsson Staff the ways in which the industries are moving.

This meeting will inform you about the possibilities of modern coding multiplexing  and  Encapsulation and how it all works. There will be many examples from the systems which are now being rolled out for all part of the Media broadcast  chain from Contribution links From  the OB  though Major Telco links and Emission coding  though to the to the varied ways of delivering adaptive bit rate OTT services... and as expected of Ericsson as a world leaders in Coding technologies– How HEVC has already made a considerable difference to the way in which Content can be delivered,

Ericsson will present its vision of the Networked Society and the opportunities it brings to the Global Community. Ericsson will demonstrate how its TV & Media Division is using its extensive portfolio to deliver a ‘glass to glass’ solution set to the market place – enabling broadcasters/operators and service providers to bring new and compelling services to the consumer



Dr. Giles Wilson, Head of Portfolio Management & Architecture, TV & Media, Ericsson

As Head of Ericsson’s TV & Media Portfolio, Dr. Giles Wilson oversees the strategy, vision and development of the company’s industry-leading TV technology portfolio to ensure that it is able to meet the exacting demands of broadcasters and operators to deliver the best TV experience that delights increasingly sophisticated audiences.

Dr. Wilson has played a pioneering role in the company’s 20 year heritage of creating next-generation compression solutions. He has been instrumental in developing the technology architectures and solutions for many of today's leading TV experiences, including the world’s first MPEG-4 AVC HD encoder, which was recognized with an Emmy award for its technical innovation.

Dr. Wilson previously held the positions of Head of Video Compression and Head of TV Technology at Ericsson, prior to which he was Senior Vice President of Technology at TANDBERG Television. Before that role, Dr. Wilson was Chief Architect with the company, leading the development of solutions based on advanced video compression technologies. He joined TANDBERG Television in 1995 when it was the Advanced Products Division of NTL.

Giles  Wilson graduated from the Queen’s University of Belfast in 1994 with a PhD in robotics.
He will receive his SMPTE Fellowship at the Annual Technical Conference in late October 2016

Dr  WIlson and his team won the 2014 NAB Technology Innovation Award for their work on HEVC for UHD systems



Ericsson Television, Unit 2, Strategic Park, Comines Way, Hedge End, Southampton, SO30 4DA. is a short distance from Junction 7 of the M27 see map

From M 3 South pay special attention to the overhead gantry signs as you go past Chandlers Ford and Eastleigh.  The M3 motorway splits and, confusingly, you need the right hand lanes to go left (East) towards Portsmouth and the left hand lanes to go (West) towards Bournemouth – you need Portsmouth!

At the end of the M3 please follow the right hand lane signs for the M27 Portsmouth – take special care when joining the M27, it’s tricky, with very little filter lane available

When on the M27, towards Portsmouth, come off at J7 (Hedge End), which is the next junction after J5 (Southampton Airport & Southampton Airport Parkway Railway Station) – there is no J6!

Turn right onto the A334  Charles Watt Way  which is signposted Southampton A33 -   and the next Roundabout  Kane’s Hill 
Take a very sharp first exit into Upper Northam Drive which has  no sign . 
Carry Straight on in the Industrial site (Comines Way)  and follow Signs to Ericsson   see map


     Ericsson Television is a Platinum  SMPTE sustaining Member