February 2016 Meeting

Philadelphia SBE & SMPTE Joint Meeting Notice

February 23, 2016

Giant Supermarket Community Room
Willow Grove, PA 19090

George Hahalis, CTS – Regional Sales Manager, BTX


Presentation 1: Digital Audio – Choices and Considerations
Digital audio comes in a number of choices, in twisted pair and coax formats, networked digital audio, and Category 5, in professional and consumer applications. This paper covers all of these, with installation and operational tips. (1 BICSI Installer credit, 1 BICSI RCDD credit.)

Presentation 2: All About HDMI
Many consumers are aware of HDMI, High Definition Multimedia Interface. This paper talks about what this cable is, what’s inside it, and how it works. HDMI cables can be compared by testing “eye patterns”. So what does an eye pattern mean? When parts of it are open or closed, what does that tell out about the cable? This presentation will show you eye pattern test results from various kinds of HDMI cables. Not all HDMI cable is the same!

Presenter: Steve Lampen, CBRE – Belden
Mr. Lampen has worked for Belden for twenty-five years and is currently Multimedia Technology Manager and also Product Line Manager for Entertainment Products. Prior to Belden, Steve had an extensive career in radio broadcast engineering and installation, film production, and electronic distribution. Steve holds an FCC Lifetime General License (formerly a First Class FCC License) and is an SBE Certified Broadcast Radio Engineer. On the data side he is a BICSI Registered Communication Distribution Designer. In 2010, he was named “Educator of the Year” by the National System Contractors Association (NSCA), and in 2011 was named “Educator of the Year” by the Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE). His book, “The Audio-Video Cable Installer’s Pocket Guide” is published by McGraw-Hill. His blog appears weekly at www.belden.com/blog .


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