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SMPTE Philadelphia Section Meeting Notice
Guests and Non-members Welcome

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018
6:00 PM – Refreshments  (courtesy of Canon)
6:30 PM – Presentations

Admission Fee:
No charge

NBC10  (
10 Monument Avenue
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

Amador Velasquez – Technologies Manager of WCAU


Presentation: “NAB2018 in Review”

Our local panel of experts will discuss what they saw at the NAB2018 Show! Plus, how did PCN cable network choose its terrestrial distribution vendor? What are local stations doing in preparation for ATSC3.0? How are manufacturers addressing SMPTE 2110 and interoperability requirements? What improvements in broadcast and post production displays were shown? Were expectations met? Did the manufacturers provide the solutions the panelists need? What products or technologies particularly impressed them this year? Audience Q&A encouraged.

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

Pete Putman – President, ROAM Consulting
John Fox – Chief Engineer, Pennsylvania Cable Network
Anthony Plosz – VP of Engineering & Operations, WCAU-TV
Karl Kuhn – Senior Video Systems Application Engineer, Tektronix


Peter H. Putman, CTS®, ISF: President of ROAM Consulting LLC
A 37-year veteran of the AV Industry, Pete provides consulting, training and product testing/development services to manufacturers, dealers, distributors, and end users. Pete has written extensively on digital video and display technology for numerous consumer and trade magazines, and is a frequent speaker at major trade shows and technical conferences.

John Fox: Chief Engineer, Pennsylvania Cable Network
John Fox has served as Chief Engineer for PCN since 2000, where he oversees the technical and facility operations. John is engaged in the research of new products and systems for the production and distribution of PCN programming. John also organizes technology training and development opportunities across all departments at PCN. Prior to PCN, John worked as a Broadcast Engineer for QVC. John holds a BS degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from Penn State University. John enjoys skiing, kayaking and scuba diving with his wife Krystell and their four children.

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.

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.

********************** 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 with the names of those attending, your contact info, and your affiliation no later than noon on May 29th.

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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