Ennes WorkshopOn Saturday, October 9, at 9 a.m. at the Las Vegas Convention Center, the SBE’s annual Ennes Workshop educational program at the NAB Show takes flight for the 27th time. Attendance requires NAB Show registration.

The Ennes Workshop at the NAB Show has always addressed what broadcast engineers most needed to know to be successful. The presenters are the best teachers, recruited specifically to address the topics at hand.

The SBE Ennes Workshop is just one of many event being held at the convention. The SBE is also conducting its annual National Meeting during the convention. Info on all the SBE events at the 2021 NAB Show will be posted the SBE website.

Following is a rundown of the day’s topics and presentations.

Advancements in Broadcast Technology and What is Real Now

9:00 – 9:10 a.m.
Good Morning and Introduction
SBE Executive Director’s Remarks
Jim Ragsdale
Executive Director, Society of Broadcast Engineers

9:10-9:30 a.m.
Technology Road Map Update
Stan Moote
Stan reviews a variety of advanced technology solutions and their progress for implementation into the broadcast and network architectures.

9:30-9:50 a.m.
ATSC 3.0 Update
Madeleine Nolan
President; ATSC
This presentation will provide a continuing update on the progress of ATSC and various technologies as well as market transition activities.

9:50 – 10:20 a.m.
Transitions in Video Transport
Malik Kahn
Executive Chair; LTN Global
This presentation discusses IP distribution technologies and the value of managed services.

10:20 – 10:40 a.m.

10:40 – 11:05 a.m.
Storage and RDNA: Presentation on Object Storage Trends
Tom Burns
Vice President and General Manager; Dell Networking
Tom Johnson
Product Manager, Ethernet; ATTO Technology
The presentation discusses Object Storage and Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) and explains how it’s changing the landscape of broadcast and media storage.

11:05 – 11:30 a.m.
Where is Audio Going?
Greg Chin
Avid; Audio Evangelist
Topics to be covered include the latest advancements in audio, challenges, trends, and where cloud fits in.

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Artificial Intelligence Panel
Moderator: Stan Moote
Panelists: Joe Addalia
Director of Technology Projects; Hearst-Argyle Television
Other panelists will be added.

The SBE Ennes Workshop this year was organized by
Tom Mikkelsen, Principal, National TeleConsultants
Stan Moote, Chief Technology Officer, IABM

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