RF Specialties of Texas announced the opening of a Denver office staffed by broadcast engineer Jim Schoedler. Owner Dan Sessler announced that Schoedler will add the fourth office to the Texas division of RF Specialties and will represent the company and its products in the Midwest. A resident of Denver for 10 years, Schoedler was CTO for Rocky Mountain PBS, a four-station statewide public television network.
Schoedler holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania Moore School of Electrical Engineering and La Salle College in Philadelphia. Industry affiliations include Rocky Mountain Section of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers where he is president and past chairman of the Denver Chapter of the Society of Broadcast Engineers, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and the IEEE’s Broadcast Technology Society. In 2005 he received the Award for Outstanding Service to the Society from SMPTE.
His broadcasting career began with Group W Satellite as a research engineer, developing automation systems technology for the Group W television stations and satellite operations center in Stamford, Conn. He later worked as a consultant to the National Broadcasting Company in New York providing instructional courses in digital systems.
Schoedler has made presentations to industry groups on topics including digital television transmission, terrestrial datacasting, structured cabling, the DTV transition and digital signage, and in 2005 chaired a session on television test and measurement at the NAB Broadcast Engineering Conference.