September 2010 Meeting

SMPTE Philadelphia Section Meeting Notice
Guests and Non-members welcome

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

WHYY Technology Center
Philadelphia, PA

Bill Weber – WHYY

WHYY Media Commons

Presentation: WHYY Public Media Commons

In late September, WHYY will officially open a major 12,000 SF addition to its public media Technology Center located on Independence Mall in Philadelphia – the “Hamilton Public Media Commons”. This unique multimedia life-long learning, content creation and event facility is designed to accommodate all types of media production, technology education, experimentation and a diverse schedule of special events.

WHYY will host a special joint meeting preview and tour for the members and guests of the Philadelphia Section of SMPTE, the local chapter of the SBE and other regional professional organizations on Tuesday evening, September 21st from 6:00 pm until 9:30 pm.
The design consultant, RJC Designs, the system integrator, Vistacom, plus Broadcast Pix, AMX, Community Pro Speakers and others will join to present the many technology and architectural components of this innovative converged design that supports a 3,000 SF studio with a 16’ x 9’ theatrical style HD screening system, HD robotic cameras, HD control room, two media classrooms, edit suites and a 130-node, 20’x65’ LED soft image display – a hi-tech building facade facing downtown Philadelphia.

Tours will be available before and after the program that will begin promptly at 7 p.m.

Don’t miss the opportunity to attend this special technology and architectural perspective of a new public media community resource.

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