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Fiber 101 for Broadcasting


Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 5:30 PM - Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 8:00 PM (EDT)

Fiber 101 for Broadcasting

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Joint SMPTE-NY and SBE March 2013 Meeting

“Fiber 101 for Broadcasting”

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Sarkis Abrahamian, Embrionix Technologies

Peter Wharton, Miranda Technologies

Produced by Sara Kudrle, Miranda Technologies

All Mobile Video
515 W 57th St. (btn 10th and 11th Avenues)
Subway: 1,A,B,C,D

5:30 PM social hour 

6:15 PM SMPTE business meeting  

8:00 PM event ends


Guests and Non Members Welcome!  Refreshments will be served!

Fiber 101 - Everything you need to know about fiber for broadcasting

This presentation discusses the fundamentals of fiber as used in broadcasting. We'll discuss applications and why fiber is essential for both remote production and inside today's facilities. We'll look at fiber technology - types, cables, connectors, active and passive components and calculating optical budgets. Finally we'll look at how fiber fits into a facility from ENG cameras to routers and distribution, and effective strategies to maximize your fiber investment.

The Evolution of the SFP (Small Form-factor Pluggable transceiver) in telecommunication and their migration into the broadcast market.

This presentation will cover the various types of modules, the pros and cons of these components, and the introduction of new pluggable technologies in the broadcast environment.

Sarkis Abrahamian is Vice President of Business Development for Embrionix Technologies. Sarkis has been in the broadcast industry for over 10 years, primarily focused on fiber optics, SFP development, and compression. Embrionix has introduced advancements in SFP functionality and design, while retaining the small pluggable form factor. Sarkis holds degrees in Electrical Engineering and Electrical Engineering Technology from the McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, and St. Clair College in Windsor Ontario, respectively.

Peter Wharton first joined Miranda Technologies in 2001 and in 2013 was appointed as Product Manager for Telecast Fiber Solutions. Prior roles have included Strategic Account Manager for File-Based Workflows and Systems and Solutions; Sales Director for Monitoring and Control Products, Broadcast and IPTV; Director of Master Control and Channel Branding for the Americas, and Director of Regional Sales. In all of of these roles Peter has been actively involved in product development and market strategies. While at Miranda he has played an instrumental role in the centralization initiatives of several station groups as well as the design and implementation of numerous specialty channel and TV network playout facilities.

Prior to working at Miranda, Peter was with PanAmSat where he was involved with the development and launch of their NET-36 satellite-based IPTV content delivery network. Before this he worked for twenty years at the Fox and ABC television networks in engineering and management capacities, including overseeing White House technical operations and special events coverage, designing facilities and coordinating coverage of worldwide news events.

Peter has been a past manager of the Washington DC SMPTE section and past president of the Washington Executive Broadcast Engineers. He is currently an Eastern Regional Governor for SMPTE and has given several papers at previous PBS TechCons and SMPTE events. He has also been the coordinator for the two-day annual SMPTE technology conference in the Washington DC area for the past 16 years.


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All Mobile Video
515 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019

Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 5:30 PM - Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 8:00 PM (EDT)

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We are the New York Section of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), the leading technical society for the motion imaging industry.  Our more than 500 members live or work in northern New Jersey, southern New York and all of Connecticut.

SMPTE members are spread throughout 64 countries worldwide. Over 200 Sustaining (institutional) Members belong to SMPTE, allowing networking and contacts to occur on a larger scale. Touching on every discipline, our members include engineers, technical directors, cameramen, editors, technicians, manufacturers, designers, educators, consultants and field users in networking, compression, encryption and more.

SMPTE was founded in 1916 to advance theory and development in the motion imaging field. Today, SMPTE publishes internationally-recognized Standards, Recommended Practices, and Engineering Guidelines, along with the highly regarded SMPTE Journal and its peer-reviewed technical papers. SMPTE holds conferences and local Section meetings to bring people and ideas together, allowing for useful interaction and information exchange.

SMPTE strives toward its goal through:

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