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Who: Bob Tarsio
From: Broadcast Devices Inc.
What: Power Measurement, SNMP, & Composite over AES3
When: October 13, 2020 6:30 PM
Sponsor: Vertical Technology Services, LLC.

Our October 2020 guest speaker was Bob Tarsio, President of Broadcast Devices Inc., a manufacturer of audio and radio frequency monitoring products for the broadcast and professional audio industries.  Bob covered the following three topics this month:

  • RF Power Measurement and Issues Surrounding Accuracy
  • SNMP in the Broadcast Plant – A Primer
  • Cable and Termination Management of FM Stereo Composite over AES3

Mr. Tarsio has been involved in the communications/electronics industry since 1975. He has worked as a Director of Engineering and Chief Engineer for firms including the Highland Broadcasting Corporation and Viacom Broadcasting. Mr. Tarsio spent twenty years at Viacom as the Director of Engineering for WLTW(FM) New York and ultimately, the Director of Engineering of New Technology Development at the corporate level. 

While with the Viacom radio division, Mr. Tarsio was in charge of studio and transmitter design and development including R.F. combiner systems. Mr. Tarsio was involved with digital television development for Viacom and its subsidiaries. He co-founded Broadcast Devices in 1985 and has been President and CEO since 2002. 

Mr. Tarsio holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Pace University and is a member of the Association of Federal Communications Consulting Engineers and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.

Broadcast Devices, Inc. is a privately held manufacturer of electronic products for the broadcast and professional audio industries and offers technical services to the electronics communications industry. For more information, visit the company's web site.

Thanks to sponsors Paul Fitts and Owen Garland of Vertical Technology Services for their financial support of Chapter 37's recent Zoom sessions and other technical support costs during these difficult times. 

Meeting Video:

Meeting Attendees

Mr. Rob Bertrand
Mr. Frank Burgert
Mr. Jonathan Charry
Mr. Ed Damerel
Mr. Joseph Fleming
Mr. Steve Floyd
Mr. Mike Friedman
Mr. Andrew Gunn
Mr. Willy Halla
Mr. Brett Hammond
Mr. Gary Harrison
Mr. William Harrison
Mr. J. Eric Hoehn
Mr. Kent Kramer
Mr. Chuck Lindner
Mr. Ed Morano
Mr. Horace Murray
Mr. James O'Neal
Mr. Brian Oliger
Mr. Daniel Ryson
Mr. Sidney Shumate
Ms. Jennifer Simon
Mr. Robert Tarsio