TVB Columnist Peter Putman is InfoComm“s Educator of the Year

Peter Putman was named InfoComm“s Educator of the Year at the trade event in Las Vegas last week.

Putman CTS, ISF, is president of Roam Consulting in Doylestown, Pa., and has taught several seminars and workshops at InfoComm over the years. As a long-time Professional Education and Training Committee member, Putman is integral in putting together programs for InfoComm.

He has nearly 35 years of practical experience with RF signal distribution and conducts tests of digital TV signal propagation, set-top receivers and antennas for various publications, including Television Broadcast.

“He“s a much-sought lecturer. His annual HDTV Super Bowl parties are legendary,” said TV expert Mark Schubin, also a TVB contributor. “He advanced the cause of U.S. DTT reception, and he is a living bridge between the consumer-electronics and professional television fields.”

Randal A. Lemke, Ph.D., executive director of InfoComm International, called Putman the “consummate educator.”

“He is extremely knowledgeable, conveys his expertise to students with ease, and is committed to providing the AV industry with training that is relevant and current,” Lemke said.

The InfoComm Educator of the Year Award is given to one of its members who has taught or developed programs or seminars for the group, and is an InfoComm Certified Technology Specialist. Those selected have also published industry education books, manuals or pamphlets. The winner is nominated by the InfoComm Professional Education and Training Committee and selected by the Board of Governors.

Past winners include Paul Depperschmidt, John Campanella, Roy A. Hermanson, Jr., Mario Maltese and Gary Kayye.

Putman“s column, “View From the Couch,” will appear in the July issue of Television Broadcast magazine. In this installment, Putman writes about putting digital-to-analog TV converter boxes through the ropes. The differences in performance and features are surprising.