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SMPTE Philadelphia Section Meeting Notice
Guests and Non-members welcome

Date:
Tuesday, June 13th, 2017
Note earlier start time
5:30 PM – Refreshments
6:15 PM – Presentation

Admission Fee:
No charge

Location:
NBC10
10 Monument Avenue
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
610-668-5510

Meeting Producers:
Chuck Diehl, Mark Mullen

Host:
Anthony Plosz – VP of Engineering & Operations, WCAU-TV

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Presentation: NAB2017 in Review

Our local panel of experts will discuss what they saw at the NAB Show!
What new technologies addressed stadium content? Are cable networks looking at 4K? Do they have an interest in IP standards update? What technologies are stations interested in? Were these expectations met? Did the manufacturers provide the solutions the panelists need? What products or technologies particularly impressed them this year? Audience Q&A encouraged.

Moderator:
Mark Mullen – Broadcast Facilities Engineer/Technical Director, Millersville University

Panelists:
Greg Gialloreto – Director of Global Broadcast Architecture, QVC
Karl Kuhn – Senior Video Systems Application Engineer, Tektronix
Anthony Plosz – VP of Engineering & Operations, WCAU-TV
David Sullivan – Director of Engineering, Eagles Stadium

Biographies:
Greg Gialloreto: QVC, Director of Global Broadcast Architecture
Greg has 27 years of television experience. During his career he has worked as a freelance TD, remote truck EIC, director of broadcast engineering, director of production and broadcast engineering operations and his most current role Director of Global Broadcast Architecture for QVC.

Karl Kuhn: Senior Video Systems Application Engineer, Tektronix
Karl supports Digital Audio and Video, Compression, IP, File Based, and RF test and measurement. He has been at Tektronix since 2000. Prior to Tektronix he was the lead Video Test Engineer for IBM in their Digital Video Development Laboratory in Bethesda, MD. Karl holds 3 U.S. patents and 1 Japanese patent that cover In-service Testing of Digital Broadcast Video.

Anthony Plosz: VP of Engineering & Operations, WCAU-TV
Tony joined WCAU last year and oversees the technical operation of both NBC10 & Telemundo62. He is leading the design direction and implementation of WCAU/WSSI’s move downtown to the Comcast Technical Center. Prior to NBC10, Tony spent 12 years with the FOX O&O group. Before his entry into broadcast media he was an Information Technology Consultant specializing in LAN/WAN design and Information Security.

David Sullivan: Eagles Stadium, Director of Engineering
David joined the Philadelphia Eagles in 2014 where he serves as the Building AV Engineer. David oversees engineering of the scoreboard video & audio systems, cable & satellite TV systems, broadcast facilities, and integrated AV systems. Previous positions include Senior Engineer at La Salle University, Director of IT & Webcasting for IMS Technology Services, and freelance work including the 2006 Torino Olympics with NBC Sports.


PLEASE RSVP
To help us plan for refreshments and seating, let us know if you’re coming to the meeting. Please RSVP your attendance in advance to Steve Tadzynski at rsvp2@philasmpte.org with the names of those attending, your contact info, and your affiliation no later than noon on June 12th.


Entrance/Parking:
Use the driveway on Monument Avenue between NBC10 and the 40 Monument building. Free parking is available in the lots in front of and behind 40 Monument. Please enter NBC10 at the double glass doors next to the live units and check in at the security desk. You will be escorted to the studio. (See building photo here.)

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