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August 2014 Meeting Notice

The Ross openTruck Initiative


Tuesday, August 19, 2014 


6:15 PM Refreshments, 7:00 PM Meeting


Rocky Mountain PBS, 1089 Bannock Street, Denver 


The Ross openTruck Initiative 


Kevin Entrekin, Technical Sales Specialist, Ross Video 


Sandwiches, Chips, Cookies, and Soft Drinks will be provided 

Kevin Entrekin joined Ross Video as Technical Sales Specialist in February 2014. Previously he was Director of Engineering for Clark ProMedia while also serving as System Tech at Velocity Productions for seven years.

openTruck is an innovative initiative that provides a standardized yet customizable way to design a new generation of affordable mobile production vehicles equipped with the power and technology necessary to deliver high-definition content.

openTruck is complemented by openCrew, which provides a comprehensive and talented pool of operators with valuable training opportunities and certification. Training programs currently exist for all Ross Video products used in openTruck. Additionally, a comprehensive training program for all required operational tasks is under development.

Companies that become openTruck partners will be able to take advantage of openTruck’s proven blueprint, which includes open protocols, specifications and schematics. This blueprint enables full-featured productions with network-quality graphics, and ensures consistent performance and results—every time, all the time.

Note: Freelance production crew members are especially welcome and encouraged to attend this meeting. If you know someone in that category, please forward this message to them.

Meeting Sponsor: We would like to thank Peak Media Inc and Shannon Shearer for sponsoring the refreshments for this meeting. Shannon will attend the meeting to provide a brief overview of her company.

Parking: Parking is available in KRMA lot between 10th and 11th on Bannock

Jim Schoedler
SMPTE Rocky Mountain Section Chairman

Shane Toven
Chairman, SBE Chapter 48

Volunteer Opportunity for SMPTE-SBE48 Members:

The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2015 are scheduled to take place at Vail and Beaver Creek, CO.

The organizers are looking for volunteers for a variety of jobs, many of them technical. If you are interested you can view the job list and download a volunteer application at the following link:

Jim Schoedler
SMPTE Rocky Mountain Section Chairman

Shane Toven, Chairman,
SBE Chapter 48


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