If you’re old enough, you remember Sencore as the company that in the 1960’s made quality capacitor checkers and vacuum tube testers. During the digital TV transition, they introduced a cool, modular demodulator adopted by the thousands. They’ve taken it to the next level in the past few years. I have a client with a Sencore satellite IRD that has a streaming IP output and great signal diagnostics and logging.
Jay Gedanken, who represents Sencore in the southwestern U.S., visits Chapter 36 this month to discuss some of the technology you might consider for your broadcast plant. If you’re uplinking to satellite, the FCC is requiring you to have a new carrier ID in place, and he’ll talk about that. Sencore has an end-to-end plant data system monitoring solution called “Videobridge” that he plans to discuss, as well as various methods of transporting video.
Join us Wednesday, May 17th, at 12 noon at KGTV, 4600 Air Way, San Diego. Jay will buy us lunch in the cafeteria, then we’ll have an hourlong presentation with Q & A.
Jay Gedanken has been with Sencore for the past two years. He started his career as an electronics engineer, but moved into technical sales, where you might know him from his time in San Diego at Adtec, Scopus, CBW Systems, and Optibase.
Broadcast TV antenna manufacturers should make some good sales numbers in the next couple of years as the FCC forces broadcasters to shuffle channels again. This time around, the emphasis will be on broadband designs. Jampro has been working to make their antennas work on multiple channels with minimal wind loading. Many broadcasters will be looking at designs that make the best use of ATSC 3.0 as well. There are things to keep in mind you as broadcast engineers may not have considered, like OFDM Crest Factor and circular polarization for mobile coverage.
As a bonus, they plan to talk about their experience in Singapore with DVB-T2 and Single Frequency Networks.
Join us March 15 at 12 noon at KGTV, 4600 Air Way near I-805 and CA-94 in San Diego for the Chapter 36 regular monthly meeting. Jampro is buying lunch in the cafeteria.
What are the capabilities of modern test equipment and its ability to test very low noise and distortion devices? Can test equipment of today keep up with increasingly impressive specs? Are the specs real? We’ll review some real world examples from both the electrical audio test world as well as room acoustics testing.
Join Chapter 36 Wednesday, February 15, at 12 noon at iHeartMedia, 9660 Granite Ridge Drive, San Diego. Audio Precision buys lunch. Members and visitors are welcome as always.
About the Presenter
Tony Spica recently joined Audio Precision after nine years with Bruel and Kjaer as an Application Engineer and Solution Manager. He is based in Los Angeles where he has lived and worked for the past eight years. Prior to joining Bruel and Kjaer, Tony worked as a NVH Engineer developing test systems to detect defects in automotive parts through sound and vibration signatures in Detroit, Michigan.
An attentive crowd at the KFMB studios heard Sumnit Singh make a case for using the technology developed for consumer mobile devices to relay news audio and video to broadcast outlets over private networks. It should be interesting to see if stations step up to the plate to capitalize this evolution, or if an organization will step up to finance the movement and then resell to broadcasters, or if the technology will die on the vine before being rolled out.
The SBE gang held its annual holiday luncheon this year at Mimi’s Cafe in Mission Valley and had a great time of it. Congratulations to those who walked out with prizes. Nigel Worrall received a ham radio handi-talkie from RF Specialties. Bob Gonsett, Steve Frick, and Barbara Lange walked off with chocolates or wine from Piper Digital and Utah Scientific. Everyone got great food and conversation.