April Meeting

Our April Chapter Meeting will be on Wednesday, 4/25
at WSTM/WTVH/WSTQ, 1030 James St., Syracuse

6:00pm Dinner
6:30pm Business Meeting
7:00pm Presentation
RSVP to Tom McNicholl  by 5pm on 4/23

Jim Lien, Director of Sales & Business Development at AC Video Solutions is hosting our meeting

Our presenter will be David Allen, the CEO of MNC Software.  He will show their technology and approach to provide an affordable, comprehensive facility monitoring & control platform which is able to incorporate not only your ‘broadcast gear’, but your entire environment, whether it be a building, a campus, cities/states or even world-wide: http://www.mncsoftware.com/

Sponsor & Presenter – David Allen, CEO, MNC Software
David graduated from the Florida Institute of Technology in 1993 with a degree in Aerospace Engineering.  Although he quickly realized he was not exactly a rocket scientist, he did discover an affinity for software development particularly in the domain of command and control.  For many years, he designed and developed satellite command and control facilities for commercial, civil, and defense programs.  Over time, he transitioned to broadcast and network monitor and control.

In June of 2008, David co-founded MNC Software in San Diego, California. MNC Software’s flagship product, Mosaic, is in use in television, radio and satellite facilities around the world, including AT&T DIRECTV, Global Radio UK, Voice of Vietnam, and ION Media.  Whether it is a building, campus, city, region or world-wide, Mosaic can be used to monitor and control any and every portion of your broadcast chain including headend, facilities, IP delivery, satellite uplink and terrestrial transmission sites.  The Mosaic software and licensing model make it easy to scale from a few sites up to our largest customer deployment of approximately 400,000 devices.

Co-Sponsor – Jim Lien, Director of Sales & Business Development, AC Video Solutions
Jim is no stranger to upstate NY and the SBE Tour having been a sales representative in the area, though it has been a few years since handling this territory.  Jim has a diverse background that includes: video engineering, production, satellite transmission, system integration and project management.  The past 25+ years he has been in sales with: Grass Valley, Videotek, Snell & Wilcox, Leitch, Pixel Power, Christie Digital, RadiantGrid/Wohler, Harmonic, and Aurora Multimedia.  He holds a BS-EET from Thomas A. Edison University, is a Manager of the Philadelphia SMPTE section and is a certified SBE TV Broadcast Engineer.

Jim has been with AC Video Solutions since 2016.  ACVS is a full-service audio and video systems integrator as well as being the exclusive NY dealer for products such as: MNC Software, IPtec, PlayBox Technologies and WebClip2Go.  ACVS also offers expert consultation, technical support, and production services to a diverse clientele throughout the United States and Canada.  Their founder and CEO, Andrea Cummis is a long-time national officer and board member of SBE.  They are proud to hold the official designation of National Women’s Business Enterprise certification along with WBE certifications in New York and New Jersey.