The May Chapter 67 Regular meeting will be held on May 31st, 2018
at CBS 11 Studio B 5233 Bridge Street Fort Worth
Between noon and 4pm, Come and go as needed (see below)
Fred Baumgartner OneMediaLLC
With his much anticipated Presentation
ATSC 3.0 and
The DFW SFN Project
All Ready To Launch This Summer!
Sinclair and ATC are partnered to launch the first production NextGen Single Frequency Network
Fred Baumgartner is Sinclair’s project lead, and he has offered to “tell us everything he thinks he knows” about ATSC 3.0, how it might change the way we do broadcast, what’s going on in Dallas and what they have learned so far.
Fred will focus more on the business, regulations, potential and adoption of NextGen broadcast. As he says “it’s a little more complicated than an SBE program on a particular technology or product.
Fred will buy lunch, CBS11 will provide Studio B, and to save time, the first part is the basics of NextGen (no..you don’t throw out your TV this time) and morphs into the specifics of Dallas, the air chains, Advanced Emergency Alerting and a lot more.
Attendees are invited to leave at any point, or stay until all the questions that can be answered are.
RSVP to RSVP@SBE.info if you are planning to attend and how many in your party so Fred can order enough food and
For a map to 5233 Bridge St, Fort Worth, TX 76103, Click HERE
Check back for Sign-in and Parking info at CBS11 Studio B.
The April Chapter 67 meeting was held on Thursday April 26th at Gilligan’s
Thanks to John Lynch from Broadcast Supply West
and John Bonello from Infosoft LLC
who Presented and Demonstrated Live
Their All-In-One package for broadcast connection with Social Media
and a new Television product by ORBAN
Insoft LLC is the creator of HDV-MIXER. So BSW Director of Business Development John Lynch, and Insoft LLC President (and broadcast engineer) Alex Bonello demonstrated and discussed all of the technical advancements that have made HDV-MIXER feasible, and affordable.
This is Visual Radio and it also has turned into being a popular social media addition for Television stations. Mr. Bonello pointed out “You’re not changing your work flow in a radio station. You’re simply adding the video component to your studio shows and your remotes to further engage with and expand your audience”.
Mr. Lynch adds, “One of the exciting results of using HDV-MIXER is how stations can monetize this component and create a new revenue stream.”
For video samples of HDV-Mixer, click here for Studio use,
And click here for Remote use. Note the Case Study on this page from the remote broadcast in Madison IN, July 2017.
Also, checkout this Facebook feed from last September shows the interaction of Facebook messages on a remote broadcast. Cue to the 9 minute mark and see Facebook messages on screen and a self-generated news “crawl” which can also be an RSS feed from various news services.
Another highlight of the evening was a live SKYPE interview, via HDV-MIXER, with Orban Vice President and well known engineer, Mike Pappas. Mike detailed the new Television product from Orban and took questions live from the members.
The March Chapter 67 meeting was on Thursday March 29th at Gilligan’s
400 E Abrams in Arlington
Kevin Bethke COO at Lumenserve Presented
“Bringing to Light The Changes In The Tower Lighting World”
Kevin discussed Tower Lighting:
•The Rules – The FAA has been changing the rules of compliance for tower lighting. Some of the little known changes were discussed.
•LED Lighting Technology – LEDs have been around for many years, however they are making a big change in the tower lighting world.
•Tower Lighting as a Service – The traditional way of delivering tower lighting is also changing.
Kevin Bethke is the founding COO of LumenServe, Inc. with over 25 years of sales, marketing, and operations leadership in both start-ups and large companies. Mr. Bethke’s experience includes COO of a Wide Area Network and VoIP infrastructure company. Mr. Bethke also served as the CEO of a video content creation and distribution Software as a Service (SaaS) targeted at education organizations and corporations. He has also served as CEO for a talent supply management SaaS provider. While at the above companies, Mr. Bethke lead each to achieve the top ranking for customer service for their respective industry. Mr. Bethke received his MBA from Northern Illinois University and a Bachelor of Science from Southern Illinois University.
We enjoyed Dinner at 6pm followed by Kevin’s Presentation at 7pm at Gilligan’s
The February Chapter 67 meeting was on the 22nd at Gilligan’s in Arlington.
Our thanks to Matt Leland, Director of Sales at Burk Technology
for his presentation
Best Practices for Modern Transmitter Remote Control
IP based transmitter remote control is providing busy broadcast engineers with much needed relief in the form of better data, more granular alarm notifications and armchair access to multiple transmitter sites.
Environmental monitoring and flowchart based automatic control functions increase up-time and protect equipment from extremes, while distributed I/O provides cost savings by eliminating long multi-conductor wiring runs.
This presentation covered best practices for specifying, installing and configuring a remote control system, with special attention paid to efficiently upgrading legacy systems to IP. Simplified automatic procedures for testing of backup equipment were also covered using active flowcharts
The crowd enjoyed dinner at 6 provided by our speaker followed by his Presentation at 7pm at Gilligans