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Glen Thompson 
Society of Television Engineers 


Thursday February 16, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM PST

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The Castaway 
1250 Harvard Road
Burbank, CA 91604

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The Society of Television Engineers

The SDI to IP Transition - Bridging the Gap
Steve Holmes of Tektronix

The broadcast industry is at the beginning of a revolutionary migration to an SDI over IP infrastructure. This SDI over IP also involves a completely new way of providing the Sync signals to the equipment in the form of PTP. However, this is a new technology and investments in this technology and workflow mean that this transition will take place in phases. This also is creating a need for completely new ways of testing and monitoring solutions that can provide visibility into new kinds of problems but we need to keep things consistent for engineers and operators as they manage hybrid facilities. In this session we will look at both the new Sync requirements and what is needed to addresses, diagnose and correlate both SDI and IP signal types and help quickly identify the root cause of the error, whether it is in the IP layer or in the content layer.

Steve Holmes has over 30 years of video experience. Before joining Tektronix, Steve spent 20 years with GTE/Verizon installing, teaching, engineering, and managing video and CATV systems. During this time he was teaching video transmission and video engineering to non-video engineers. He was involved in one of the first Video on Demand, Near Video on Demand, FTTH (fiber to the home), FTTN (fiber to the node) and HFC (hybrid fiber coax), trials before the development of digital video compression systems. For the past 19 years, Steve has worked as a Sr. Video Applications Engineer for Tektronix consulting and teaching test methodologies for broadcast, studio, cable and manufacturing for customers based in the United States and Western Canada.


Dinner will feature Organic Garden Salad with choice of dressing followed by a  choice of:

  • Chicken Marsala served with Rice Pilaf
  • Fresh Roasted Salmon with dill butter sauce served with Rice Pilaf
  • Pasta Primavera (penne pasta with roasted vegetable marinara)

 All meals include warm rolls and butter, coffee, tea and/or iced tea and for dessert Ice Cream.