February Chapter Meeting

Our February Chapter Meeting will be on Wednesday, February 19 at WSTM/WTVH/WSTQ, 1030 James St., Syracuse
6:00pm Dinner
6:30pm Business Meeting
7:00pm Presentation

Our Presenter will be William Smith from Avateq
Avateq Corp, established in 2009 and headquartered in Canada, is the leading manufacturer of precision RF Layer Monitoring Receiver solutions for the broadcast industry.  Now in its second generation, a fully redesigned AVQ1020 – RF Layer Monitoring Receiver is being deployed with O&Os and station groups to monitor hundreds of transmitters in the United States.  The flagship solution AVQ1022m – RF Signal Analyzer is a mobile unit used by transmitter field engineers and consultants for proof of transmitter performance. In addition to analyzing transmitter signals, the unit can also perform measurements on off-air signals.

At NAB 2019 Avateq launched the AVQ200 Signal Inspector, a portable unit for off-air signal monitoring and with the availability of multiple standards. It is being sought by engineers to set up SFNs (Single Frequency Networks).

All mentioned products support ATSC 3.0 NextGenTV standard allowing in-depth RF parameters and signal structure analysis.

The success and the enhancements of Avateq solutions are from feedback from users. In addition to monitoring ATSC standards, Avateq is exploring the monitoring of additional modulations.

The SBE meeting will include a PowerPoint presentation and a demonstration of the new AVQ200 Signal Inspector.

About our Presenter
William Smith started his career in a TV broadcast industry in 1985 as a Sales Manager for New York, NY with Videotek Inc.  His responsibilities included managing the TV Networks and distribution channels in the area.

In 1990, Will joined Tektronix with sales responsibility for the key USA house accounts.  Responding to the clients’ needs, Will managed TLAs coordinating Tektronix product managers and key accounts on the development and enhancements of TV test equipment.

In 1995, William was promoted to the position of the USA Sales Director for Tektronix.  Will continued focusing on clients’ needs and making it the top priority for his team of ten sales managers and five application engineers.

In 2011, Will joined Avateq Corp., a young Canadian company entering the US market with innovative RF signal monitoring solutions.  As the Director of USA Sales, William applied his expertise and consulted the engineering team on the required functionality and features.  This approach led to the development of products highly praised by the industry experts and installed at hundreds of TV stations across the United States.

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