SBE Chapter 37
SBE Chapter 37
August 17, 2017  

Prior Meetings

XM Radio

All Are Welcome at SBE Meetings;
SBE Membership is not Required

Attendees

Name
Mr. Rick Barnes 
Mr. Patrick Bean 
Mr. John Bissett 
Mr. Josh Bonati 
Mr. Rob Byers 
Mr. Jonathan Charry 
Mr. Robert Clinton 
Mr. David Doerfler 
Mr. Fred Geil 
Mr. Gary Gilbert 
Mr. Andrew Hein 
Mr. J. Eric Hoehn 
Mr. Fred Katz 
Mr. Ryan Kerr 
Mr. Fee Lee 
Mr. Matt Leland 
Mr. Eric Lembley 
Mr. Philip Lipscomb 
Mr. Michael Matsko 
Mr. Mike McDermott 
Mr. Thomas McLaughlin 
Mr. Tim McVey 
Seibert Murphy 
Mr. Mike Rhodes 
C P Root 
Mr. Joe Rosol 
Mr. James Snyder 
Mr. Evan Sonderegger 
Mr. Gary Tennens 
Mr. Clayton Turner 
Mr. David Weinberg 
Mr. Eric Wenocur 
Mr. Gary Zachner 

XM Radio - Current State of the Art

Guest Speaker: Eric Hoehn

January 24, 2005

January's meeting was a tour of the XM Satellite Radio facility. XM is located in northeast Washington at Eckington Place.

There were enough people present that it took a couple of XM people to usher us around the various areas, with interesting information along the way. One of the more interesting stops was the data storage area, where the power per square foot density is higher than most other technical facilities. They have already upgraded their storage capacity well beyond the few terrabytes of the original design. Of course, hard drive capacities have also increased by an order of magnitude since the original construction. One of our Board members, Eric Hoehn led most of the discussion. Their premier recording room was not completed the last time we visited, so it was exciting to see what they did with that room. It included some impressive sound treatment, and an enormous Sony recording console.

This was a joint meeting with the AES Society, and it was good to hear that they have recently reorganized, and have been trying to grow their group.

February's program fell through at the last minute, so we did not have a meeting for the second month of the year.

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