RSVP Required: Please register by Monday, September 8 so that we can provide an accurate count of the number of meals needed. Pay online by credit card or PayPal or at the door by cash or check.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM PST

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Elks Club in Goleta 
150 N. Kellogg Ave.
Goleta, CA 93111

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Cheryl Ebner
Science & Engineering Council of Santa Barbara 
805-698-1121 - cell

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Hi-Fi over Wi-Fi: A Wireless Music System


Our September Presentation:

A music lover who listens to HiFi music will in general not tolerate any glitches, pops or mutes in the music. When HiFi music is transmitted over wireless there will be challenges as a wireless link is inherently not as robust as a wired link. This talk will highlight some problems associated with this application and remedies to make a wireless HiFi music system work properly.

Our Speaker:

Niels van Erven started his career as an antenna engineer writing software to calculate magnetic antenna patterns for Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) equipment. He continued his career at Ericsson, designing the TX section of a 1.9 GHz Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT) RF integrated circuit, worked on a digital modem for DECT and designed a DECT-Frequency Hopping radio for the US market. Successively he worked at 3Com for 10 years as a Director in WiFi Radio Engineering. For the last 3 years  he has worked for Sonos as a Director in Radio Engineering and Compliance.

This meeting is sponsored in part by Santa Barbara News-Press

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Where and When?  

Our meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at the Santa Barbara Elks Club at 150 N. Kellogg Avenue, just off Calle Real in Goleta. Please park on the mountain side of the Elks building and use the front door. SEC meets in the first room to the left. 


RSVP by the Monday before the meeting.  
If you have questions, please contact SEC's Corresponding Secretary Cheryl Ebner.


When you RSVP, you can choose either the hot meal option or an endless salad and soup bar. (If you do not RSVP, you may be limited to the salad bar option only.) Both options include drinks and dessert.


Send questions to:
Cheryl Ebner
Science & Engineering Council of Santa Barbara

From our Co-Presidents: 
    We look forward to seeing you also at our October luncheon, when our speaker will be Dr. John Bowers, Director of UCSB's Institute of Energy Efficiency.

                                                                               -- Tim Murphy and Gary Kravetz