February 2013 Meeting

SMPTE Philadelphia Section Meeting Notice
Guests and Non-members welcome

February 12, 2013


WPVI-TV/DT  www.6abc.com
Philadelphia, PA


Hank Volpe – WPVI-TV


Presentation 1: Fiber Optics in the Broadcast World

The following topics will be discussed in detail: basics of fiber optics, SFP and XFP fiber modules used in the broadcast industry, TDM CWDM and DWDM multiplexing for fiber conservation, fiber optic connectors, and fiber cleanliness.

Presenter: Hoa Lam is a Fiber Applications Engineer at Evertz, where he is responsible for large scale fiber systems designs and the development of new fiber optic products.

Presentation 2: Improving Broadcast Fiber Optic Link Reliability with Expanded Beam Contact Technology

The presentation will describe solutions to connector contamination – the prevalent issue with fiber optic connectivity – with special focus on the expanded beam full normal video jack, expanded beam tactical assemblies and expanded beam SMPTE connectors. Using case studies, qualification testing and design simulation show the vastly improved reliability of the new generation of expanded beam contacts and connectors. This technology eliminates the need to clean fiber optic connectors.

Presenter: Jerome Farnan is the Director of Advanced Optical Fiber and Managing Director of the Franklin, MA facility at Winchester Electronics. He oversees their fiber optic activities, including development of broadcast, military, medical, and industrial products.

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