April 2019 Meeting

Our April Chapter Meeting will be on Wednesday, 4/24
at WSTM/WTVH/WSTQ, 1030 James St., Syracuse
6:00pm Dinner
6:30pm Business Meeting
7:00pm ATSC 3.0 Presentation followed by Repack in Central NY Discussion

RSVP to Tom McNicholl by 12pm on 4/23 – Click here to email your RSVP

Presenter: Perry Priestly from ANYWAVE Communication Technologies
Following our business meeting, Perry Priestly will do a short presentation about ATSC 3.0, then lead us into an open discussion about repack in Central NY. This the opportunity for you to discuss your concerns, timeline, implementation and anything else related to repack. It is an opportunity to learn from each other. Our Presenter is familiar with similar challenges in other markets and will offer insight.

The purpose of the presentation by Perry is to update broadcast engineers with several current developments in ATSC3.0 technology.  ATSC 3.0 will add value to broadcasting’s services such as extending reach, adding new business models. It will provide content on all devices, fixed, mobile and handheld. It has the capability to provide higher quality, audio and video such as UHDTV & Immersive Audio.  One of the most important issues is the improved accessibility and coverage.  It can also offer personalization and interactivity and leverage the power of broadcasting and broadband.

The presentation will cover the effects on the transmitter in terms of efficiency, power consumption.  We will discuss what will be required to modify an ATSC transmitter to an ATSC3.0 system, the work needed and some general costs and consequences.

About our presenter: Perry Priestley is currently the CEO of Anywave Communication Technologies based in Chicago IL. Anywave is one of the fastest growing transmission broadcast companies in the world with over 500 transmitters being installed in the USA in the just the last 18 months.

Perry Priestley has worked in the professional broadcast industry for over 40 years. He has held positions in Sales and Business Development with Linear Industries Brazil, Ibiquity Digital Corporation USA, Thales France, and Marconi and Philips in the UK. Perry has presented at over 100 different technical conferences worldwide, and has been the lead commercial coordinator in significant projects in Mexico, Croatia, Peru, Indonesia, Australia and the USA.

At the beginning of his career Perry worked in positions in Radio and TV equipment manufacturing. Perry started his career in the 1970’s as part of a team focused on improving the reliability and efficiency of FM and TV transmitters and since travelled to more than 500 transmission installations in over 40 countries.

Perry earned a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Telecommunications at Cambridge College of Technology, and a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics from the University of Cambridge, England.

Dinner provided by our presenter

2019 SBE22 Expo – Thursday, September 26, 2019
The Chapter 22 2019 Expo plans are underway. Save the date, Thursday, September 26, 2019 at the Holiday Inn in Liverpool, which will be Wyndham by that time. Renovations of the hotel will begin shortly and will be completed by July. Booth Registration is available on our website, click here.

To make the Expo a success, we need your help. Please help the Chapter by volunteering for this important event!
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