Monthly Meeting

May Meeting: May 30, 2013 12:00PM

May 25, 2013

Networked Audio Consoles

A Long and Winding Road

-Hosted Lunch- Clovis HomeTown Buffet


Logitek Electronic Systems, founded in 1979, manufactures digital audio routers, audio consoles,
console/router control accessories, and audio level meters.
    Networked Audio Consoles have been around for almost 15 years.  Initially introduced as TDM systems, they have undergone their first real metamorphosis to AoIP.  Understanding the benefits and limitations of the various networked system architectures is essential.
   Frank Grundstein, CBRE, CBNT, Director of Sales at Logitek (pictured on left), will discuss some of the elements of networked systems and how they can affect your selection process.  Recent efforts to standardize the AoIP protocols will also be discussed at the May meeting hosted by Logitek.  Meet Frank Grundstein and see new products from Logitek including JetStream with “Enco Inside”-the first platform to incorporate automation playout running within the platform.

          SBE66 May Meeting

   May 30, 2013  12:00PM Lunch

   CLOVIS  HomeTown Buffet

             Shaw and Peach

Hosted by Logitek       Meet in Banquet Room

March 2013 Meeting Photos

April 24, 2013



April Meeting: April 25, 2013 12:00PM

April 15, 2013

-Hosted Lunch-  Clovis HomeTown Buffet


Walt Gumbert presenting from Rohde & Schwarz one of the world’s leading manufactures of test & measurement, communications and broadcasting equipment.

Solid State technology vs. IOT technology — Where we stand today

 Join us for a discussion of the latest technologies being considered for high efficiency solid state design, including Doherty.  It may be possible to reduce your power bills up to 50% when compared to classic designed transmitters

Learn how Rohde & Schwarz is implementing such technology in its medium and high power transmitters.


–Your chance to see Walt Gumbert’s presentation on power amplifier efficiency is Thursday April 25th, at the HomeTown Buffet in Clovis.  This hosted lunch presentation from Rohde and Schwarz is the April meeting for Central Valley SBE chapter 66.



March Meeting: March 28, 2013 12:00PM

March 25, 2013








Presentation and Hosted Lunch

at the Clovis HomeTown Buffet

 IP Workflow
 Take Multicasting to the next level with DBI’s MediaFire IP solution

Presented by ARNOLD TAYLOR, VP Western Area Digital Broadcast


IP Worklfow – Take multicasting to the next level with DBI’s MediaFire IP solution. The only complete IP system of its kind, the MediaFire IP will automate, conform, manage, splice, playout, and monitor your station signals.
MediaFire IP allows stations to supplement additional channels with no additional hardware. IP workflows give stations the utmost in on-air control. MediaFire IP
supports MPEG2 and MPEG4 compressed ASI transport streams and video over IP as SPTS and MPTS.
Digital Broadcast’s MediaFire IP playout provides multichannel splicing of MPEG2 and MPEG4 media for direct feeds to cable or a transmitter. The MediaFire IP maintains the streamed MPEG network so that no baseband switching or keying is required. An IP multiviewer completes the suite for easy
monitoring of content anywhere in the plant.
Arnold Tayor has been with Digital Broadcast going on 10 years, first as an Area Manager for the Southwest based in Plano, TX and now a VP of the Western Area including the Southwest and Western Regions. Arnold is currently covering the Western Region in the absence of a Western Regional Manager.  Previously, Mr. Arnold worked for Ampex for over 13 years as a field service engineer, sales engineer, product manager, Manager of Product Management, and National Sales Manager.  In addition, he was the first VP/GM of Sony Broadcast, VP Worldwide Marketing RCA, Group President, Compact Video, President, CEO Quanta, President, CEO Rank Cintel.
–Your chance to see Arnold Taylor’s presentation on IP workflow is Thursday March 28th at the HomeTown Buffet in Clovis.  This hosted lunch presentation from Digital Broadcast Inc. is the March meeting for Central Valley SBE 66.

February Meeting: Thursday, February 28, 2013 12:00PM

February 21, 2013

           Digital Nirvana

        Presentation and Hosted Lunch

   at the CLOVIS HomeTown Buffet

Digital Nirvana is a leader in broadcast monitoring,
content repurposing and IP video distribution.

Ken Dillard

Our guest speaker will be Ken Dillard, Senior Enterprise Account Executive of Digital Nirvana.  Ken ‘s main focus is the broadcast and cable segment primarily dealing with call letter TV, Cable content originators (Nat Geo, Discovery, BET, Turner etc…) and distributors.
 He’ll present a current overview of the FCC’s new rules on TV audio loudness.  As you know, the CALM Act (Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act) became law last year.  You’ll have a chance to inquire about, “Monitor IQ” one of Digital Nirvans’s products used by Broadcasters, cable operators & satellite distributors for logging, content repurposing, compliance monitoring and simple editing.  Find out if it’s right for your facility at the February meeting.  Prior to joining Digital Nirvana, Mr. Dillard held positions at,  Avid Technologies, Statmon Technologies, Harris Broadcast, and was Chief Engineer at radio stations in Kentucky, Virginia, Missouri, Ohio, and Georgia.  He currently resides in the suburbs of Cincinnati, OH with his wife and 4 children.  According to Ken, ” I am a tech geek by trade, training, and choice.”

Founded in 1996, Digital Nirvana provides knowledge management solutions for an increasingly media-centric world. Their products and services enable large volumes of data to be automatically acquired, compiled, and organized for analysis, troubleshooting, and decision-making.

The Broadcast Suite™

Monitoring, Repurposing, and Sharing Systems

Digital Nirvana’s  services allow organizations to outsource a wide variety of time-consuming knowledge management functions.

The RAD Suite™

Repeat Audio Detection Systems


 Newark, California ·

                      at the Clovis HomeTown Buffet
Thursday, February 28, 2013  12PM  Hosted Lunch Meeting


SBE 66 December Meeting — Thursday December 27th 12:00PM

December 15, 2012

HomeTown Buffet  -CLOVIS-




LUNCH  Meeting

Back Banquet Room  (Pay as you enter)

SBE66 November Meeting-Thursday November 29, 2012

November 27, 2012

–Hosted Lunch–

Presentation and Demo of New JVC Cameras and LCD Monitors

Joe Falcone Joseph Falcone
                    District Sales Manager/Professional Video Products
Doug Mullin                                                  
Regional Sales Engineer/Digital Division

PowerPoint  presentation and demonstration of New JVC cameras and LCD’s.  Hands-on demo of the new JVC GY-HM600 series of cameras that will fit News and Production requirements.  Information on  how the camera can use Wi-Fi to transmit video files to any location.  The cameras can shoot in many formats and can be set up for editing to get around the Log and Transfer requirements of today.  Also, an up-close look at LCD monitors.  Multiple use, 24”, 21”, 17”, 9”, 7” and 5” LCD’s will be shown.


HomeTown Buffet  CLOVIS  12:00PM  Lunch Presentation

–Meet in the back banquet room–

SBE 66 October Meeting — Thursday October 25, 2012

October 21, 2012

Innovative Video Networking – Disaster Protection/Recovery

Hosted Lunch Presentation – HomeTown Buffet  -CLOVIS-

12:00PM- 1:30PM

ImmediaTV technology “converts” video between compressed and uncompressed formats, as well as handling the various video transport options. more…

Meadow Lakes BBQ/Picnic and Transmitter Tour

September 16, 2012

Don’t let these guys fool you–

Barbecue is always better than microwave

Saturday, September 22, 2012  12:00pm – 3:00pm

Meadow Lakes Picnic Area

 OK, so the deep-barrel BBQ is a bit slower than the microwave, but oh so tasty! more…

The Tower. . . .The Tour . . . SUTRO

August 23, 2012

If you’re going–Information you’ll need

If you’re not signed up yet–There’s still time !

Tour Date:   Saturday August 25, 2012.  Leave Fresno 6AM.   Return to Fresno 6PM.

Tour Cost:  $35.00 per person.  Includes chartered bus trip, Sutro tour, and lunch at Fuddruckers in Emeryville.  Check or cash payable day of trip.  Checks can be made payable to:   SBE CHAPTER 66     If you’re meeting the group at Sutro, the Lunch-only price is $10.00.

Where to meet on Saturday Morning:   Tour bus will be leaving from the CH 21 UNIVISION Parking lot at 6AM Saturday morning.  There will be secure gated parking in which to leave your vehicle.

Please arrive no later than 5:45AM as the bus will be leaving at 6AM.  

There will be snacks provided on board and the bus has a restroom facility.

The KFTV CH21 UNIVISION Plaza Studios parking lot is located in Fresno at 601 W. Univision Plaza.  On Palm Avenue just south of Herndon, enter at the signal on Palmdon and follow the road east to the Univision parking lot.

Tour bus provided by Golden Eagle Charter of Fresno.  Bus features; tinted Euro-touring windows, air conditioning, DVD and CD stereo players, PA systems, clean toilets, reclining seats, ice chests.  Drivers are SPAB certified and tested by the CHP.  Busses are wheel-chair accessable.

Tour Guide:  Eric Dausman (KD7DNM), Vice President, Sutro Tower, Inc.

Haven’t signed up yet?  Signed up but you would like to bring a family member or friend?  Seating is still available.  Please Contact Steve Dresser at 559 269-9534 or Ken Holden at 559 289-2891.  $35.00 per person.  Don’t miss this rare opportunity to get an up close look at this 977 foot, self supporting steel structure and associated buildings which leases antenna space to KTVU, KRON, KPIX, KGO, KQED, and others.

See who’s on-board  HERE


Preview your lunch fare now from the FUDRUCKERS MENU below:









Fuddruckers Menu