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CALM Act State of the Union Update One Year Later


Tuesday, February 21, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)

New York, NY

CALM Act State of the Union Update One Year Later

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SMPTE New York Section

AES New York Section

SBE New York Section

IEEE BTS New York Chapter

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Joint February 2012 Meeting

The CALM Act Audio Loudness Standards,

Measurements and Control ‘State of the Union

Address’ One Year Later!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

NBC, 30 Rockefeller Plaza (Mezzanine Conference Room)

Subway Stations: 1 B D F N R

5:30 PM Refreshments and Social Hour

6:30 - 9:00 PM Technical Program

Produced by Bob Gilmartin, P.E., LEED AP, Senior Technical Consultant,

Broadcast Integration Services (BIS)


We are very honored to have the following Industry renowned and esteemed Presenters:

Tim Carroll, President, Linear Acoustic

Jackson Wiegman, Product Manager, Evertz Microsystems Ltd.

Ken Hunold, Broadcast Applications Engineer, Dolby Laboratories

Lon Neumann, Senior Technical Consultant, THX

Jim Starzynski, Director, Advanced Engineering & Principal Audio Engineer, NBC Universal


Guests and Non Members Welcome! Refreshments will be served!


On December 15, 2010, the CALM Act (Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation)

was enacted into law! Subsequently, this past December the Federal Communications

Commission (FCC) adapted regulations as to controlling the relative loudness of

commercials based on ATSC Recommended Practices A/85 – Techniques for Establishing

and Maintaining Audio Loudness for Digital Television. In this second of a planned series of

programs, we will provide a brief synopsis as to how loudness should be measured and how

consistent loudness levels can be maintained using the practices described in ATSC A/85

and then segue into the FCC parameters and mandates that will be required by Broadcasters

and Media content providers by December 13, 2012.

Have questions about CALM Act State of the Union Update One Year Later? Contact SMPTE-NY

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30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)

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