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“Challenges in Implementing Television Repacking”
by Joseph M. Davis, P.E. 
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Slides from the January Meeting:
MEETING NOTICE:
Mark your calendar. 
Thursday, March 12, 2015, 11:30AM
WVTF Studio in Roanoke.  The program along with a BBQ lunch will be provided by Tektronix. 

Please RSVP if you plan on attending so we can get a count for BBQ.

Topic: Implementation Realities of IP, Loudness and Closed Captions.

This presentation will discuss the challenges of SMPTE 2022 we will face as we move into the world of IP and how 12G-SDI will find its place in our facilities.  We are being held more accountable for delivering Closed Captioning in both 608 and 708 so we need to know where to start to troubleshoot.  The CALM Act is the law and we need to understand how to monitor ATSC A/85 and its latest measurement methods that are required for 1770-3.  There will be test gear available to become familiar with its form and function.

Presenter Bio:
Karl Kuhn is a Senior Video Systems Application Engineer with  Tektronix that supports Digital Audio and Video, Compression, File Based, IP, and RF test and measurement. He has been at Tektronix for 15 years.  Prior to Tektronix he was the lead Video Test Engineer for IBM in their Digital Video Development Laboratory in Bethesda, MD. Karl holds 3 U.S. patents and 1 Japanese patent that cover In-service Testing of Digital Broadcast Video.  Karl served on the NATAS Technical and Engineering Emmy Committee from 2007 to 2010.  He is the Past Chair of DC SMPTE and now the SMPTE Eastern Region Governor and SMPTE North American Membership Director.  He is also a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) thru PMI and the George Washington University.