SVG Summit: Remote Engineering Workshop To Feature ‘2017 Forecast for the Broadcast Business’

The Remote Engineering Workshop offers SVG Summit attendees a chance to do a deeper dive into some of the hot topics and issues related to remote-production vehicle design, engineering, and operations. This year’s Workshop features one of the highlights of the annual SVG calendar: The “2017 Forecast for the Broadcast Business” presented by Devoncroft Principal Analyst Joshua Stinehour. In addition, CAT Entertainment Services will present on its new portable Compound Power Command Center; Aveco, Evertz, EVS, and Lawo discuss “Hardware Virtualization and Why It Could Change Everything”; and get an update on the latest legislation out of Washington D.C. in regards to mobile units and how the 2016 Election will impact the transporting of sports video equipment. 

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Check out the full program below:

10:00 – 10:45 a.m.: 2017 Forecast for the Broadcast Business
2017 will continue to provide new challenges to traditional broadcast equipment manufacturers as well as those who make large capital investments on their products and services. And every day new stories are reported in the media about a broadcasting and cable industry in crisis. Devoncroft Partners takes to the stage to discuss the current state of the broadcast business as well as what lies ahead in 2017.
Joshua Stinehour, Devoncroft Partners, Principal Analyst

10:45 – 10:50 a.m.Compound Power Command Center Presentation
CAT Entertainment Services has developed a portable Command Center that seamlessly communicates with UPS, generators, distro, venue power, and broadcast trucks, all of which incorporate CAT smart technologies. The Command Center monitors, records, and analyzes extremely precise power parameters and notifies operators of issues before they become problems.
Michael ‘Jr’ Martin, CAT Entertainment Services, AVP of Broadcast and Major Projects and Regional Manager for New England

10:50 – 11:00 a.m.: Networking Break

11:00 – 11:45 a.m.: Hardware Virtualization and Why It Could Change Everything
Once upon a time there was a box. That box had a dedicated function. And a broadcast facility had lots of boxes. But the industry is now poised to, at least potentially leave those days behind as the processing power of those boxes can be separated from specific functions, making them nimble and more useful. Learn how hardware virtualization could change everything from the way products are bought and sold to how they are deployed, maintained, and amortized.
Mo Goyal, Evertz, Professional Engineer/Director, Product Marketing
Jim O’Brien, Aveco, President
Sam Schauland, Lawo, Technical Director, Americas
James Stellpflug, EVS, VP, Product Marketing

11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Trucks and Transportation: A Washington D.C. Update on the 2016 Election’s Impact on Transporting Sports Video Equipment
Washington, DC will be a very different place in a little more than a month. This presentation will discuss some of the new faces on the Hill and in the Administration related to our industry, new challenges and opportunities for companies in Washington D.C., and an update on what might happen with respect to future legislation.
Presenter: James Voyles, LSCC, Executive Director


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