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SBE announces Broadcast Engineering Awards

The Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) has announced the 2002 winners of its annual awards program. Winners will receive their awards during the SBE National Awards Dinner, held during the SBE National Meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2003, in Madison, Wis.

Douglas W. Garlinger, CPBE, CBNT, Noblesville, Ind., has been named SBE Broadcast Engineer of the Year. Garlinger has been employed by LeSea Broadcasting Corporation as Director of Engineering since 1980. LeSea operates the World Harvest Television Network on Galaxy IV Trl5, eight full power television stations, four LPTVs, two FM stations and three international short wave stations, WHRI, WHRA and KWHR. LeSea also operates two satellite uplink networks overseas: Middle East TV (METV) and Far East Television (FETV).

Terrence M. Baun, CPBE, CBNT, Westfield, Ind., has been named SBE Educator of the Year. Baun is president of Criterion Broadcast Services, which provides consulting and contracting services to many broadcast stations in Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Michigan.

Baun has a long history of involvement in the SBE, including activities with an educational mission. He was instrumental in the formation of the Certified Broadcast Networking Technologist certification level by the Society. He later developed a tutorial which he has presented more than 30 times across the United States, helping broadcast engineers better understand computer networks as used in broadcast stations.

Baun has served as national SBE President from 1995 to 1997. He was named SBE Broadcast Engineer of the Year in 1991 and was elected a Fellow of SBE in 1998.

Thales Broadcast & Multimedia won the SBE Technology Award for its DCX Paragon MSDC-IOT high-power digital transmitter. The DCX Paragon is the first high power MSDC IOT transmitter to be installed and placed into operation. It incorporates several technical innovations and patent-pending technologies. Designed with a simple linear HVPS, the DCX Paragon uses Soft Arc Technology (patent pending) that eliminates the need for a crowbar system and increases the reliability of the transmitter. It also features an internal oil cooling system that also increases reliability, as well as longevity of the transmitter. In addition, it was designed to ensure compatibility with all major MSDC IOT tube manufacturers.

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