Society of Broadcast Engineers * Chapter 78 * Blue Ridge Area of Virginia
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Meeting Notice - IMPORTANT UPDATE!
Our CH 78 SBE meeting for this week, Thursday May 21st, WILL NOT BE AT WSVA studios.  The meeting scheduled for WSVA was double booked. Matt found another location In Harrisonburg that’s only about 5 minutes away.

TIME: 11:30am 
First Presbyterian Church
17 Court Square, Harrisonburg, VA 22802.
This link will have directions and parking directions. We cannot park at the church but there are two parking garages within walking distance.
Parking Garage Information

Link has parking for downtown. The easiest parking is the parking deck on Wolf St. or Elizabeth St.

The program will be provided by Imagine Communications / Harris Broadcast and lunch will be provided by Imagine Communications.  Please RSVP  if you plan on coming so we can get a count for lunch.

Presentation: IP Network based Management and Monitoring

With the migration to IP, next generation Broadcast Centers will be built around COTS (Commercial Off the Shelf) servers and IP Infrastructure, enabling networks and operators to move faster, further and optimize costs. Software Defined Networking will allow dynamic implementation and configuration of a physical plant as well as Monitoring in the Broadcast Center. This presentation will explore some of the principals and toolsets for IP based Network management and monitoring.

Ken Metcalf is a Regional Sales Manager at Imagine Communications. He has been in the audio video industry in product management and sales roles for 25 years. He has worked with Chyron, AT&T Broadband/Excite@Home Network, Video Corporation of America, Utah Scientific and Grass Valley before joining Imagine Communications 7 years ago. Ken handles the Northeast and mid-Atlantic region.
Ken Metcalf
Regional Sales Manager
Imagine Communications
C: 201-218-0573

The following meeting will be on July 23rd at the WVTF Studios and hte program will be provided by Cindy Edwards of BGS.
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