One of the latest tech buzz topics these days is "5G" and its implications for the future of remote broadcasts are fairly profound. During our August 2018 meeting, Chris Crump from Comrex discussed the current status of 5G Technology, what the mobile providers are saying versus "reality," the timeline for its implementation and how it will affect the "Comrex IoT." A brief overview of new Comrex products was also included.
Chris Crump has served as the Sr. Director of Sales & Marketing for Comrex since 2004. In 1987, he began his professional radio career at ABC/Cap Cities Detroit before taking the Features Editor position at MediaBase Research/Monday Morning Replay. On-air, remote broadcast engineer, Creative Services Director roles followed for Capitol Broadcasting (subsequently Paxson Communications) in Orlando and the Ron & Ron Radio Network in Tampa/St. Petersburg. In 1996, Crump moved to the manufacturing side of the broadcast business performing sales & marketing roles for Spectral, Inc., Euphonix, Symetrix and Klotz Digital America. Crump resides in Buford, Georgia (outside of Atlanta) with his wife Seval, 13 year-old daughter Zara and their Affenpinscher, Olive. He is a CBNE certified member of SBE Chapter 5 in Atlanta as well an Assistant Scoutmaster with Troop 597 in Dacula, GA.
A bite to eat, provided by Comrex, was be served Tuesday, August 14th at 6:30 PM. We discussed a tiny bit of Chapter 37 business about 6:45 PM and began our presentation about 7:00 PM. Thanks to our friends at WTOP for kindly allowing us to utilize their facility and to the cooperation of Baltimore SBE Chapter 46 (where Chris presented on Wednesday, August 15th) for their help in planning this meeting.