November 2019 Meeting

Our November Chapter Meeting will be held on Wednesday, 11/20
at WSTM/WTVH/WSTQ, 1030 James St., Syracuse

6:00 pm Dinner
6:30 pm Chapter Meeting
7:15 pm Presentation by Michael Guthrie, Technology Specialist with Harmonic

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About the Presentation

The transition from ATSC 1.0 to 3.0 will involve several stages.  The need to retain 1.0 service and the transition from current formats (SD, HD 720 and 1080i) to newer, higher quality formats including 1080p, HDR and UHD will complicate the management of transmission resources.  The new formats, and other new ATSC 3.0 features and services are likely to appear piecemeal.  Efficient use of bandwidth will require flexible utilization of both the ATSC 3.0 and ATSC 1.0 bandwidth, managed across multiple business entities and across multiple transmission paths.  New types of sources will need to be included in the transmission at any time, and may originate from any station within the community.  Some may be transitory: a special UHD transmission of a major sporting event for example.  OTT delivery may be necessary for some of these events, and or dynamic management of the transmission system. We will discuss the likely course of this evolution and some possible solutions for achieving efficiency and flexibility in shared transmission systems.

Michael Guthrie is a Technology Specialist with Harmonic for over 20 years. He has over 35 years experience in the broadcast industry in Engineering, Product management, Sales and Marketing in numerous companies including ABC Television, Solid State Logic, McCurdy Radio, Telex Communications, DiviCom and Harmonic. Michael joined DiviCom (DiviCom was acquired by Harmonic in 2000) as an ATSC evangelist. Since then he has worked with customers on Broadcast, Satellite Distribution, Direct to Home Satellite, Telco IPTV, and Over the Top Internet Video projects.

Mark your calendars for our Membership Appreciation Meeting to celebrate the holidays
Saturday, January 11, 7:30pm at Santangelo’s. Details coming soon.