Category: Engineering, ABIP & EAS

Detroit SMPTE Presents “Argus Building Buildout of Michigan Radio Studios”

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) Detroit Section will host a free virtual meeting open to all members, guests and non-members on Tuesday, January 11 at 7:00 p.m. The topic will be “Argus Building Buildout of Michigan Radio Studios” with speaker Bob Skon, Chief Engineer, Michigan Radio. This virtual meeting is free… read more

FCC: 2021 National EAS Test Showed Improvement

The nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System last August showed improvement over the previous test in 2019, according to the Federal Communications Commission and a report on the test released in December. On August 11, 2021, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (Commission or FCC), conducted a… read more

Advisory: Stations Should Check With Web/IT Providers on New Apache Vulnerability

Member stations are advised to check with their IT, web and cloud services providers to be certain they are patched for a new Apache vulnerability.  The vulnerability, first discovered late last week, is severe because it is in a system that underlies most company systems around the world, and has been in use for decades. … read more

FCC to Mandate Required Backup Power for Broadcasters?

Radio World reports that the latest Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) from the FCC “could ultimately lead to a new expense for U.S. radio and TV broadcasters that don’t already have backup power at their transmission sites.” The FCC has launched the NPRM to improve the reliability and resiliency of communications networks during disasters. It… read more

Virtual Tower Site Tour With This Month’s Online Detroit SMPTE Meeting

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) Detroit Section will host a free virtual meeting open to all members, guests and non-members on Tuesday, October 12 at 7:00 p.m. Guest speaker Scott Fybush, veteran broadcaster and chronicler of broadcast facilities and happenings in the northeast U.S. and across the country, will take participants… read more

Detroit SMPTE Presents “ATSC 3.0 – Update and Lessons Learned”

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) Detroit Section will host a free virtual meeting open to all members, guests and non-members on Tuesday, September 14 at 7:00 p.m. The topic will be “ATSC 3.0 – Update and Lessons Learned” with speaker Mike Schmidt of Heartland Video Systems. This virtual meeting is free… read more

PILOT Opening Application Window for 2021 Innovation Challenge

Challenge winners will showcase working prototype at 2021 NAB Show in Las Vegas Proposal deadline set for 5 p.m. ET on July 9 PILOT, the NAB’s technology innovation initiative, will be accepting submissions for the PILOT Innovation Challenge through 5 p.m. ET on July 9. The program will provide mentorship and promotion to winning proposals,… read more

Detroit SMPTE Presents ‘Failure Is An Option’ as June Online Meeting

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) Detroit Section will host a free virtual meeting open to all members, guests and non-members on Tuesday, June 8 at 7:00 p.m. The topic will be “Failure Is An Option” with speaker Jim Stenberg, Principal Engineer, RF Broadcast, American Tower Corporation. This virtual meeting is free… read more

‘The Next Best Thing’ Media Tour Next Week in Michigan

A consortium of broadcast tech manufacturers will be touring Michigan next week to show off their latest technology with stops in Grand Rapids, Lansing, Indian River and Detroit.  It’s an outdoor event at each location where engineers can check out some of the latest in innovative technologies.  Manufacturers include Broadcast Bionics, Comrex, DJB Radio, Angry… read more