Twenty years ago at the 1998 NAB Show, transmitters were the big thing. The DTV transition was building momentum. Transmitter and RF manufacturers were showing new DTV transmission hardware and their NAB exhibits were swamped with station transmitter engineers. At the 2018 NAB Show, transmitter and RF exhibits will be swamped again,
The name Rohde & Schwarz is still heavily identified by many in the broadcast market with transmitters and T&M (test and measurement) equipment. That solid, engineering image prevails despite the company also producing products for post-production, monitoring/multiviewing and ingest/playout. In the lead up to the 2018 NAB
Two newer technologies are developing that may affect broadcasters, 5G cellular delivery and artificial intelligence (AI). Some experts believe that 5G may develop into a competent OTA program delivery system. Others see 5G as merely another step in boosting cellular delivery speeds. Either way, broadcasters need to understand its capabilities.
The NAB Show 2018 is hosting the Broadcast Engineering and Information Technology Conference (BEITC) with high-quality presentations on a wide range of relevant and timely topics. The conference run Saturday, April 7 to Thursday, April 12, 2018 and is open to holders of qualifying NAB Show conference passes.
With a focus on IP, cybersecurity,
Many stations are forced by terrain to rely on Single Frequency Networks (SFN) to augment station coverage. While simple in concept, the real-world design, installation and operation can be a challenge. In this two-part series, broadcast engineer, Ned Soseman, offers an examination of his experience with multiple SFN transmitters, which
Interest in TV SFNs is growing because ATSC 3.0 is designed to leverage SFNs for maximum bandwidth, with Pearl and Sinclair scouting the trail to a new way of broadcasting. SFNs aren’t new. Springfield MO Fox affiliate KRBK has been operating a multi-transmitter ATSC 1.0 SFN for several years. How is 3.0 g