Our Next Meeting
All Are Welcome at SBE Meetings;
SBE Membership is not Required
|August 16, 2016 at 6:30 PM|
|XM Satellite Radio|
1500 Eckington Place NE
Washington, DC 20002
XM Satellite Radio is located at 1500 Eckington Place NE, Washington, DC., two short blocks Northwest of the NoMa-Gallaudet University (Red Line) Metro station. Please note that due to track work scheduled for August 16, the Red Line will be single-tracking between the Shady Grove and Twinbrook stations.
If driving from the East side of the Washington Beltway, take U.S. Route 50 West. Turn right on Florida Avenue (right after crossing the bridge over the RR tracks). The next right is Eckington. Some parking is available on the street.
Virtual Radio - Real Applications
Guest Speaker: Bill Bennett
When broadcasters swap cart machines, turntables and audio consoles for PC-based digital playout systems, we call that “Virtual Radio.” At our August 16th meeting, guest speaker Bill Bennett of Lawo will describe virtualization in greater detail by outlining the real applications in use today. He'll explore how broadcasters may now reap operational benefits and monetary gains by capitalizing on I.T.’s investment in R&D and will discuss virtualization's anticipated role in content creation and broadcast workflow in the future.
Topics Will Include:
- Virtualization: How IT technology can benefit radio operations
- The future of audio over I.P. (AoIP)
- Availability and Adoption (e.g., who’s doing what, with what, and why)
- Audio Processing
- Multi-Line Phones
- Remotes, Webcasts & Livestreams
Lawo is a provider of digital mixing consoles, routing systems, video solutions and turnkey systems for the professional broadcast industry. Their equipment is utilized by TV and radio stations, production companies, and theatres. We saw some of Lawo's products during a recent meeting and tour of NPR's new facilities.
Our meeting will be held at the Sirius XM facility with dinner at 6:30 PM. The Lawo presentation will begin about 7:00 PM following some brief Chapter and SBE business. A tour of the vast, impressive studio and technical facilities will follow the presentation.
Important Note: Because the Sirius XM facility can accommodate only 30 people, we must limit attendance to the first 30 RSVPs.