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NAB Show 2023

SMPTE Quarterly Standards Update

September Quarterly Standards update and PTP monitoring deep dive

Original Air Date: September 23 , 2021  

Join us for our quarterly review of activities in the Standards Community and a special presentation from the PTP Monitoring Group. Thomas Kernen and Prinyar Boon will take us through the details of why this work is important, what our progress is and most importantly how we're reaching out to cross-industry PTP users and groups to foster a common approach to PTP monitoring application

Speaker: Bruce Devlin

Bruce Devlin square_0-jpgBruce Devlin has been working in the media industry for 30 years and is the chief media scientist at Dalet Digital Media Systems as well as the founder of Mr MXF Ltd. and co-founder of the Media Bay LLC. He is well known in the industry for his technology presentations, especially his educational YouTube series—Bruce’s Shorts. Devlin has designed everything from ASICs to algorithms. He tweets as @MrMXF chaired the SMPTE working groups and literally wrote the book on the MXF format. Devlin is an alumnus of Queens’ College Cambridge England. He is a member of the International Association of Broadcast Manufacturers (IABM) and Digital Production Partnership, a fellow and U.K. Governor of SMPTE, a recipient of SMPTE’s David Sarnoff Medal, a recipient of BKSTS’ Achievement award, keen to educate the world about media and a rider of bicycles (occasionally quickly). Devlin is also a recipient of the SMPTE Excellence in Standards award.

Speaker: Thomas Bause Mason

Screen Shot 2020-09-15 at 9.49.10 AMThomas Bause Mason, whose extensive engineering experience includes the development of patented media technologies and in-depth involvement in standards creation while serving in roles with West German Television (WDR), Cologne Broadcasting Center (CBC), Ascent Media, and NBCUniversal in Los Angeles, is currently the owner and managing director of Open Media Consulting. While at NBCUniversal, he was the company’s lead on the Video Services Forum (VSF) TR03/TR04 and SMPTE ST 2110 standardization effort. Mason also has chaired the North American Broadcasters Association (NABA) Media over IP (MoIP) Subcommittee; organized the MoIP Workshop — presented by the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS), NABA, SMPTE, and VSF — that promoted the use of SMPTE ST 2110; and chaired the SMPTE Studio Group on Flow Management in Professional Media Networks.

Speaker: Prinyar Boon  


Prinyar Boon  is responsible for the market analysis and roadmap development for PHABRIX test & measurement products with a particular focus on high dynamic range (HDR) and ST 2110. 

With over 35 years of hands-on industry experience, Prinyar  has worked on the design of several generations of studio equipment throughout the Broadcast Production chain and video processing for Professional Rental and Staging.  More recently he has been deeply involved in the experimentation, testing and deployment of live HDR and wide colour gamut (WCG) production systems. He has also worked on the development of next-generation audio (NGA) in live production, the transmission standards for both DVB HDR video and next-generation audio, and the colourimetry for digital cinema. 

 Current work includes the development of a SMPTE Recommended Practice for a YANG data model for Precision Time Protocol (PTP) in Broadcast Systems, and ongoing developments in the SMPTE 2110 suite of standards and AMWA NMOS. 

Prinyar is a SMPTE Fellow, a member of the IEEE and the AES - is a past chair of AES UK and has been an IBC technical papers assessor for many years.  He has been awarded several patents and is a frequent participant in industry events. 

Speaker: Thomas Kernen

Headshot_TKThomas Kernen is a Senior Staff Architect at NVIDIA. His main area of focus is defining architectures for transforming the broadcast industry to an All-IP infrastructure. He is a SMPTE Fellow, serves as co-chair of SMPTE’s 32NF committee and is a member of the IEEE Communications and Broadcast Societies. Thomas has served for many years as the editor of the Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) for the TS 101 154 “Specification for the use of Video and Audio Coding in Broadcasting Applications based on the MPEG-2 Transport Stream” supported by millions of digital receivers worldwide. Additionally, he has authored over 20 publications in leading journals, holds multiple patents that cover both network and video coding optimizations for media transport and delivery. Kernen is a frequent speaker at leading industry events both in broadcast and networking industries. Prior to joining Mellanox (acquired by NVIDIA), Kernen spent over 20 years in the IP industry including driving Cisco’s entry into live media production, co-founding Internet Service Providers, Telecom carriers and architecting Fiber to the Home networks.