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Radio at IEEE BTS

IBOC, AES67, PPM, just some of the topics covered

Organizers for the upcoming IEEE Broadcast Technology Symposium will keep radio engineers active during the Oct. 13–16 show in Orlando, Fla.

On Oct. 14, starting at 9:45 a.m., Cox Media’s Roz Clark oversees “Advanced RF Technology for Radio.” He’ll be joined by Philipp Schmid of Nautel speaking on “Interleaving IBOC Signals for a Digital HD Radio in a Single Transmitter” and John Schadler of Dieletric addressing “10dB IBOC at Combined Transmission Sites.”

That is followed at 11:15 a.m. by Glynn Walden supervising an NAB Labs radio technology update from the NAB’s David Layer and “New Technologies in Single Frequency Networks, A Case Study — WSUN Holiday, Fla.,” by Hal Kneller.

In the afternoon, Radio World contributor James O’Neal has a panel on Cybersecurity, once a topic radio engineers did not have to think about. That starts around 1:45 p.m.

Following, Tom Silliman of antenna-maker ERI will speak on “Grounding Concepts and Techniques for Broadcast.”

The final grouping of the day, at 3:45 p.m., will be “Advanced Technology for Audio,” led by Greater Media’s Milford Smith. Joining him will be Jeff Reidmiller of Dolby Labs, Fadu Malak of DTS and Deep Sen of Qualcomm.

October 15 brings a 3:45 p.m. session devoted to AES67 digital networking technology, helmed by Greater Media’s Paul Shulins. Presenting at that session will be Greg Shay, Telos Alliance, “Using Livewire+ AES67 to build complete facilities over IP;” Al Salci of SAS with “AVB and AES67 Technology Update;” GatesAir’s Keyur Parikh on “Using AES67 to Bridge Technology Islands;” and Phil Owens will outline “Wheatstone Corp.’s Current Implementation of the AES67 Standard — Practical Considerations for Interoperability.”

While Oct. 16 focuses on television topics, there will be a 2 p.m. session concentrating on “The Science of PPM” led by Shulins. Barry Blesser of the Telos Alliance will be on hand for “Audio Watermarking in Broadcasting Is a System Within a System.”

Also on Friday, Ron Rackley of du Treil, Lundin and Rackley will be the keynote speaker for the BTS Awards Lunch, starting at noon.