May Meeting

Our May Chapter Meeting will be on Wednesday, 5/23
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 5/21

Our Presention will be “Transitioning to IP:  Is it for Me?” by Orest Holyk from Evertz
You have been mandated to plan for a facility upgrade. Your ten-year-old SD-SDI router still works, but not only does it take up racks of space, it also is approaching EOL, has limited support, if any and really needs to be replaced.  You are hearing plenty about next generation IP facilities, which offer enhanced networked capabilities, compared to legacy baseband infrastructures and wonder – is this for me?  There are indeed a number of advantages for deploying an IP infrastructure, but is there a technical need to deploy this today, now?  Are there financial reasons to consider?  Yes, the ability to share and control both content and resources more easily across a network is a good incentive, however, to get there means careful consideration and planning, not to mention timing, standardization and interoperability.  What do I do with my legacy gear?  Perhaps, there are steps one can consider in moving towards an IP facility “eventually” that can be addressed sooner rather than later…Evertz, with over 100+ IP deployments since 2014, has developed special insight into these considerations and this overview presentation will look at both the physical infrastructure requirements of an IP facility as well as the control, orchestration, monitoring and analytic tools required to manage a migration to IP facility deployments.  Come spend an hour with us to review the key points in fulfilling your mandate!

Orest Holyk is Sr. Director of Sales, for Evertz, covering NYC and North Eastern US. Previously as Product Development Manager, Orest introduced and managed the AVM – audio/video monitoring product line, followed by the multi-video display monitor and processor products – MVP™ and VIP™.  He was also the Product Manager for the VistaLINK™ software and SNMP-based interoperability program.

Mr. Holyk earned his B.Eng. (Engineering Physics) from McMaster University in Hamilton, ON, and an MBA from the York’s Schulich School of Business.  Previously he held the position of Product Manager at Gennum Corporation. Mr. Holyk is a member of SMPTE and SBE.