SMPTE DC Section Meeting - February 2016

Event Type: 
Section Meeting
Event Date: 
Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 19:00 to 21:00
NAB Headquarters
1771 N Street, NW
20036 Washington, DC
United States
Event Details: 

Thursday, February 18, 2016

7:00pm: Social, Networking & Refreshments (sponsored by IHSE)
7:30pm: Meeting, & Presentation

NAB Headquarters
1771 N Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Dan Hollard, IHSE USA

PROGRAM: KVM - The hidden jewel for next generation workflow performance

KVM (keyboard, video and mouse) technology has been around the Broadcast and Post Production industry for years, but in the past it was so slow and limited in response that it was a management tool for servers and little else.  Today, with computers and servers dominating production workflow, KVM provides a more efficient and ergonomic work experience by freeing up workspace, eliminating additional heat and noise, and providing a way of sharing resources for any workstation seat in the facility.  In addition, KVM has branched out to KVMP (KVM+Perpherials), switching signals at diverse as RS-422, AES/EBU, MADI and SDI.

This presentation will explore the available technologies for a facility-wide KVM deployment supporting typical server-based and PC systems.  It is designed to provide a basic understanding of a KVM system, the limitations, the advantages, and the different types of architectures available now and on the horizon.


​In an effort to better predict turnout we are going to try using Eventbrite for monthly meetings.  If you expect to attend please register by 2/15.  There is no obligation, and unregistered walk-ins are still welcome, but this will help us gauge room size and refreshment orders in advance.


The NAB building is at the junction of N Street, 18th Street, and Connecticut Avenue, just south of DuPont Circle.  There is street and garage parking on many blocks in the vicinity - check signs and meters for hours!  The closest METRO stops are DuPont Circle (Red line - two blocks) and Farragut West (Orange/Blue lines - four blocks)

Upcoming Events:
Feb 5: 2016: WIFV/TIVA Holiday Party - RESCHEDULED (
Feb, 18 2016: Modern KVM Technology, IHSE (NAB HQ, Washington DC)
Mar 17, 2016: Meeting with our Student Section at Loyola University, Baltimore MD
Apr 2016: NO MEETING - NAB 2016
May 25/26, 2016: Bits By the Bay - annual 2 day conference, Chesapeake Beach, MD
June 16: Automated Closed Captioning, ENCO (tentitive)