SBE Chapter 37
SBE Chapter 37
November 27, 2021  


Thank you for visiting the Washington DC Chapter of the Society of Broadcast Engineers. We're glad you're here!

The Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) is the only organization devoted to the advancement of all levels and types of broadcast engineering. With more than 5,000 members and 114 local chapters, the SBE provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and the sharing of information to help you keep pace with our rapidly changing industry. The SBE amplifies the voices of broadcast engineers by validating your skills with professional certification, by offering educational opportunities to maintain and expand those skills, and by speaking out on technical regulatory issues that affect how you work.

SBE Chapter 37 is a very diverse group, including a variety of media professionals in the Nation's Capitol. Our members include local radio and television engineers, national and international network technicians, consulting engineers, electronics manufacturers and Federal employees working in media and broadcast related positions.

Regardless of your area of broadcast interest, you are sure to find a warm welcome at the Washington DC Chapter of the Society of Broadcast Engineers. Please join us at our next meeting and try us out for size. We hope you will enjoy your visit.

Upcoming Events

Please check out details of our next meeting. We hope to see you there!  Future SBE events include: 

  • September 15th (12:30 PM):  Baltimore's SBE Chapter welcomes "Catfish" Dosch from Angry Audio and Ian Prose from a group in England to discuss a product called "CallMe" for remote broadcasts. Here's their Zoom invitation.
  • October 2nd (12:00 Noon):  The "annual" SBE Chapter 37 Picnic.  Note:  This event has been cancelled!  Please stay tuned for more information.

SBE News and Events

On the 20th anniversary of terrorist attacks on New York’s World Trade Center, the Pentagon in Washington, DC, and the failed attack that ended in Western Pennsylvania, the Society of Broadcast Engineers wishes to remember all who lost their lives on that fateful day. We especially wish to remember the six broadcast engineers and technicians who died. All six were working at the highest floors of the World Trade Center at the time of the attack.

Don DiFranco, WABC-TV
Rod Coppola, WNET-TV
Steve Jacobson, WPIX
Bob Pattison, WCBS-TV
Isaias Riverea, WCBS-TV
William Steckman, WNBC

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Andrea CummisThe Society of Broadcast Engineers, the association for broadcast and multimedia technology professionals, announces the results of the 2021 election for the national board of directors. Andrea Cummis, CBT, CTO, was elected as the society’s president. Cummis is the chief technical officer of PBS39/WLVT-TV, in Bethlehem, PA. She is the first woman to be elected to hold the office. She is a member of SBE Chapter 15 in New York City.

Regarding the election, President-elect Cummis said, “I look forward to serving the Society and its members. President Wayne Pecena has led the society through an interesting and unusual time, and as everyone looks forward to a return to normal, I’m pleased that the society is still growing and thriving. I’m eager to work with the Board of Directors and the membership so we can expand our membership and outreach to the media professionals among us.”

Others serving one-year terms as officers, which begin on Oct. 11, 2021, are:
     • Vice President: Ted Hand, CPBE, 8-VSB, AMD, ATSC3, DRB; Chapter 45 Charlotte; Charlotte, NC
     • Secretary: Kevin Trueblood, CBRE, CBNT; Chapter 90 Southwest FL; Ft. Myers, FL
     • Treasurer: Jason Ornellas, CBRE, CRO; Chapter 43 Sacramento; Sacramento, CA

Ted Hand    Kevin Trueblood    Jason Ornellas

Serving two-year terms on the board of directors, which also begin Oct. 11 are:
     • Zhulieta Ibisheva, CBTE, CBT; Chapter 50 Hawaii; Honolulu, HI
     • Jeff Juniet, CBTE; Chapter 42 Central Florida; Casselberry, FL
     • Charles “Ched” Keiler, CPBE, 8-VSB, CBNE; Chapter 53 South Florida; Ft. Lauderdale, FL
     • Geary S. Morrill, CPBE, AMD, CBNE; Chapter 91 Central Michigan; Saginaw, MI
     • David Ratener, CPBE, CBNT; Chapter 16 Seattle; Seattle, WA
     • Dan Whealy, CBTE; Chapter 96 Rockford; Sumner, IA

The national board of directors of the SBE is responsible for the development of policy and determines the programs and services the society provides to its more than 5,000 members. Those elected will begin their terms on Oct. 11, 2021, during the SBE Membership Meeting and Awards Presentation. They will join the other six directors who have another year remaining in their terms:
     • Stephen Brown, CPBE, CBNT; Chapter 80 Fox Valley; Appleton, WI
     • Roswell Clark, CPBE, CBNT; Chapter 39 Tampa Bay Area; Clearwater, FL
     • Kirk Harnack, CBRE, CBNE; Chapter 103 Nashville; Nashville, TN
     • Thomas McGinley, CPBE, AMD, CBNT; Chapter 16 Seattle; Missoula, MT
     • Shane Toven, CPBE, DRB, CBNE; Chapter 43 Sacramento; Antelope, CA
     • Fred Willard, CPBE, 8-VSB, CBNT; Chapter 37 District of Columbia; Washington, DC

Wayne Pecena, CPBE, 8-VSB, ATSC3, AMD, DRB, CBNE, of College Station, TX, continues serving on the board as immediate past president.

The SBE National Meeting and Awards Presentation will be held Oct. 11, 2021 at 5 p.m. PT, during the SBE National Meeting. The National Meeting is being held in Las Vegas during the 2021 NAB Show.

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Ennes WorkshopOn Saturday, October 9, at 9 a.m. at the Las Vegas Convention Center, the SBE’s annual Ennes Workshop educational program at the NAB Show takes flight for the 27th time. Attendance requires NAB Show BEITC registration. The Workshop will be held in LVCC room S219/S220.

The Ennes Workshop at the NAB Show has always addressed what broadcast engineers most needed to know to be successful. The presenters are the best teachers, recruited specifically to address the topics at hand.

The SBE Ennes Workshop is just one of many event being held at the convention. The SBE is also conducting its annual National Meeting during the convention. Info on all the SBE events at the 2021 NAB Show will be posted the SBE website.

Following is a rundown of the day’s topics and presentations.

Advancements in Broadcast Technology and What is Real Now

9:00 – 9:10 a.m.
Good Morning and Introduction
SBE Executive Director’s Remarks
Jim Ragsdale
Executive Director, Society of Broadcast Engineers

9:10-9:30 a.m.
Technology Road Map Update
Stan Moote
Stan reviews a variety of advanced technology solutions and their progress for implementation into the broadcast and network architectures.

9:30-9:50 a.m.
ATSC 3.0 Update
Madeleine Nolan
President; ATSC
This presentation will provide a continuing update on the progress of ATSC and various technologies as well as market transition activities.

9:50 – 10:20 a.m.
Transitions in Video Transport
Malik Kahn
Executive Chair; LTN Global
This presentation discusses IP distribution technologies and the value of managed services.

10:20 – 10:40 a.m.

10:40 – 11:05 a.m.
Storage and RDNA: Presentation on Object Storage Trends
Tom Burns
Vice President and General Manager; Dell Networking
Tom Johnson
Product Manager, Ethernet; ATTO Technology
The presentation discusses Object Storage and Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) and explains how it’s changing the landscape of broadcast and media storage.

11:05 – 11:30 a.m.
Where is Audio Going?
Greg Chin
Avid; Audio Evangelist
Topics to be covered include the latest advancements in audio, challenges, trends, and where cloud fits in.

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Artificial Intelligence Panel
Moderator: Stan Moote
Panelists: Joe Addalia
Director of Technology Projects; Hearst Television
Other panelists will be added.

The SBE Ennes Workshop this year was organized by
Tom Mikkelsen, Principal, National TeleConsultants
Stan Moote, Chief Technology Officer, IABM

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