SBE Chapter 37
SBE Chapter 37
May 27, 2020  

Our Next Meeting

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

Meeting Date:

June 9, 2020 at 6:30 PM


Virtual Meeting via Internet



Due to COVID-19, our meeting will be via Zoom. 

Please Register in advance for this meeting using this URL:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


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Point-to-Point Microwave Systems for Broadcasting

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Guest Speakers: Brian Wright & Sale Lilly

Our June meeting features guest speakers Brian Wright and Sale Lilly from Cielo Networks, manufacturer of mission-critical, IP microwave equipment. They will be discussing point-to-point IP microwave systems for the broadcast and media industries.

With the growing dominance of IP infrastructure in the broadcast studio and the ongoing need to broadcast multiple channels of digital programming from our radio and TV stations and Internet platforms, there are unprecedented demands for high-reliability, broad-bandwidth data interconnections between our studios, transmitter sites, and other off-site locations. Many broadcasters and media professionals are now fulfilling this need with low-latency, broad bandwidth, full-duplex microwave systems such as products from Cielo

It's been a few years since our last meeting with Cielo, which we hope you attended.  If so, or if you're already a microwave expert, parts of our June meeting may serve as a brief refresher course.  If not, you'll experience a useful primer on microwave technology.  Either way, the meeting will cover notable (perhaps even "cutting edge") technology advancements that are sure to be instructive and interesting.

Brian and Sale will discuss the benefits and challenges of interconnecting production and broadcast facilities with IP microwave equipment. They’ll outline what’s required for high-reliability and cover the steps necessary to install and license such a system.  They'll touch on use of the familiar ("Part 74") Broadcast Auxiliary band frequencies while highlighting the benefits and challenges of utilizing Industrial/Business Pool ("Part 101") spectrum that became available a few years ago to broadcasters for studio-transmitter link use.

Our meeting will be held virtually via the Internet, with Zoom costs sponsored by Cielo.  We'll establish the conference at 6:00 pm, tell "war stories" while others are joining, and begin with a bit of Chapter 37 business about 6:30 pm.  Our presentation will follow shortly thereafter.  PLEASE register using this URL for an "invite" including connection instructions. 

Brian Wright is Cielo’s Senior Vice President and Chief Technical Officer. He brings more than 24 years of experience in the broadband wireless industry, including PTP Microwave, WiMAX, and LMDS. He has held technical management positions for leading systems suppliers, including Ceragon, Nera, Fujitsu, SpectraPoint, and Bosch Telecom. With his strong technical background, he has worked with customers in various industries to develop digital broadband network design and deployment strategies and supported many successful network builds and network life cycle QOS assurance.

Sale Lilly, Cielo’s Sales Director, has over 28 years of wireless and associated industry experience, working in sales and business development for three startup businesses and two international companies. Prior to joining Cielo Networks, Sale served in senior business development & sales executive positions with Nera, Ceragon, Spectrapoint (Cisco/Motorola JV), and Bosch Telecom. Before these commercial wireless positions, Sale was a business development and sales director for the Defense Systems Equipment Group at Texas Instruments.

We look forward to (virtually) seeing you!

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