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IEEE Broadcast Symposium Open for Registration

This year’s radio-TV event is Oct. 15–17 in San Antonio

Registration is open for the 2014 IEEE Broadcast Symposium.

True to the group’s desire to move the show to different locations, this year’s show is in San Antonio. Last year the event was held in San Diego, Calif., following many years in Washington.

This year’s event is Oct. 15–17 at the Hilton Palacio del Rio.

Some of the topics to be discussed on the 15th include broadcast distribution media measurements strategies from Steve Holmes, senior applications engineer at Tektronix; ERI President Tom Silliman will discuss tower safety in a keynote address while FCC engineer Martin Doczkat is scheduled to cover the agency’s RF exposure policy. James Hatfield of Hatfield & Dawson plans to discuss RF exposure problems.

Topics on tap for Oct. 16 are spectrum issues from Bill Meintel of Meintel of Sgrignoli & Wallace, crest factor reduction from GatesAir’s Tim Anderson while Ben Dawson of Hatfield & Dawson will address Modulation Dependant Carrier Control.

NAB Senior Director of Advanced Engineering David Layer will discuss the NAB Labs all-digital AM radio field test project and George Washington University professor and Digital PowerRadio Chief Inventor Dr. Brana Vojcic will discuss that technology in the afternoon. DPR says its technology, parts of which were developed for the cellular phone industry, will make an HD Radio receiver more sensitive and extend the coverage of the AM and FM digital signal, whether it’s all-digital or in the hybrid mode. We last reported DPR was looking for a chip company to test its technology.

On Oct. 17, hot topics include ratings technology measurement methods from Nielsen SVP Client Engineering Paul Mears, methods for mitigating IP packet loss in real-time streaming applications from Junius Kim of GatesAir and an explanation of AES67, a standard for networked audio over IP, from Telos Alliance Chief Science Officer Gregory Shay. Paul Avery of the San Antonio-based Southwest Research Institute will keynote that day’s lunch with a discussion of communication challenges in a connected vehicle environment.