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Libin to speak on advanced video network topologies

Scopus Network Technologies, a supplier of digital compression technology to the broadcast industry, has announced that Louis Libin, internationally renowned for his engineering, management and advisory contributions to the broadcast and communications industries, will speak on behalf of Scopus at the NAB2004 Broadcast Engineering Conference.

Libin will present “At the Crossroads: In-Plant Architecture for the Digital HeadEnd” on April 21, from 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. During his presentation, Libin will discuss the decisions broadcasters face with regard to digital distribution networks and headend equipment as they make the move from analog to digital infrastructures. He will present a network topology that utilizes advanced video routers to process, control and route digital video throughout a distributed network.

Libin is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and is a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers. He is active in SMPTE and SBE, and has published more than 25 technical and managerial papers on broadcast-related subjects.

In 1996, he founded Broad Comm, a consulting group specializing in advanced television broadcast, interactive TV, Internet Protocol and wireless communications. Libin holds a BSEE from Pratt Institute and completed his graduate studies in optical electronics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Scopus Network Technologies provides MPEG-2 and DVB video distribution architectures that enable broadcasters, cable TV providers and telco operators to transmit their content digitally. The company’s clients include the BBC, CBS Newspath, CCTV, Deutsche Telekom, Doordarshan, EBU, FOX News, France Telecom, GlobeCast, Korea Telecom, MultiChoice, SES GLOBAL, SKY Italia and others.

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