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IEEE BTS to Hold Important Voltair Discussion

Telos Alliance and Nielsen in the same room

The upcoming 2015 IEEE Broadcast Technology Symposium, Oct. 13–16, in Orlando, Fla., just might have the session of the year.

The session that has attracted our attention is “The Science of PPM — Audio Watermarking in Broadcasting is a System Within a System,” a discussion chaired by Greater Media’s Paul Shulins. It is scheduled for 2 p.m., Oct. 16. The panel will include Barry Blesser of the Telos Alliance and Scott Brown of Nielsen.

There will also be other sessions of interest, especially on Oct. 14. Roz Clark of Cox Radio leads the “Advanced RF Technology for Radio” session. It includes “Interleaving IBOC Signals for a Digital HD Radio,” with Philipp Schmid of Nautel and “10 dB IBOC at Combined Transmission Sites,” with John Schadler of Dielectric.

Glynn Walden of CBS will chair a tutorial session, which will feature “NAB Labs Radio Technology Update,” with the NAB’s Senior Director of Advanced Engineering, David Layer, and “New Technologies in Single Frequency Networks, A Case Study — WSUN Holiday, Florida,” with Hal Kneller.

Milford Smith, also of Greater Media, will oversee “Advanced Technology for Audio,” with Fadi Malak of DTS, Jeff Riedmiller of Dolby Labs and Deep Sen of Qualcomm.

Also on Oct. 14, James O’Neal will chair a session devoted to cybersecurity that will include “Grounding Concepts and Techniques for Broadcast,” with Tom Silliman of ERI.

On Oct. 15, Shulins will oversee a group examining AES67. In that group will be Greg Shay of the Telos Alliance, “Using Livewire+ AES67 to Build Complete Facilities of IP;” “AVB and AES67 Technology Update,” with Al Salci, Sierra Automated Systems; and “Using AES67 to Bridge Technology Islands,” with Keyur Parikh of GatesAir and Phil Owens of Wheatstone.

Here’s the full program as of press time.