SBE Ennes Workshop


9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Day: April 5
Place: Las Vegas Convention Center N111

The Society of Broadcast Engineer’s ENNES 2003 Seminar is designed to bring broadcast engineers the most up-to-date information on today's most compelling broadcast technology and operational issues. The morning sessions are focused on digital audio broadcasting, while the afternoon session targets centralization and broadcast operational efficiency.

Presenters, all working industry technical leaders, have been ask to provide nuts-and-bolts descriptions, and spotlight important take-away points, economics, and operational impacts. The program is intended to be fast moving, intense, and provide broadcast engineers with information they need to be successful.

9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Audio Processing for Digital Transmission Robert Reams , CTO, Co-Founder and Chief Scientist, Neural Audio, Seattle, WA

9:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Understanding the XM Radio Transmission System Tony Masiello, VP, Operations, XM Satellite Radio, Washington,D.C.

10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Understanding the Sirius Radio Transmission System Mark Kalman , VP, National Broadcast Studio, Sirius Radio, New York

11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Understanding the iBiquity IBOC Transmission Systems Deepen Sinha, Director of Audio Development, iBiquity Digital Corporation, Warren, NJ

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Employing ASI in Broadcast Station Design Scott Barella , Vice President of Engineering, Burst Communications, Centennial, Colo.

1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

IP-based Content Distribution

Joe Fabiano , Chief Technical Officer, Pathfire, Roswell, Ga.

1:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Connectivity for Centralization

Danny Romeo, COO, Nexustar, Del Ray Beach, Fla.

2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Using the Advanced Digital Distribution Entity to Improve Station Operational Efficiency

Tom Handy , Telecommunications Project Manager, KWSU/KTNW, Washington State University, Pullman, Wa.

2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Making the Centralization Decision

Wendell Bailey , Chief Technologist for Advanced Broadband Technologies, NBC, Washington, D.C.

3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

The New York Times -- Remote Control Station and Transmitter Monitoring

Frank Chebalo , Director of Engineering, The New York Times Company Digital/WTKR-TV, Norfolk, VA

3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.

McGraw-Hill’s Centralcasting Initiative

Ron Jennings , Director of Engineering, McGraw Hill, San Diego, Calif.

4 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The Evolution of Lin Broadcasting‘s Centralization Lawrence Oaks, Engineering Manager, Lin Television Corporation, Indianapolis, Ind.

4:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Centralized Content and Control at the Emmis Television Division Mike McKinnon , VP, Engineering, Emmis Communications, Indianapolis, Ind.

5 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

The Proposed, New and Improved Clear Channel Centralcasting Platform

Michael DeClue, Vice President & Director of Engineering, Clear Channel, Tulsa, Okla.

5:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Panel Discussion

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