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Last updated: August 7, 2017


SBE Chapter 48
SMPTE Rocky Mountain Section
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August 2017 Meeting Notice

IP and Satellite Hybrid Distribution & Audio over IP


Wednesday, August 16th, 2017


6:15PM Refreshments, 6:30 PM Meeting


Colorado Public Radio, Bridges Broadcast Center
7409 S. Alton Court, Centennial, CO 80112


Food and Refreshments will be provided by NPR and Gates Air


IP and Satellite Hybrid Distribution & Audio over IP


Dan Riley and Mike Kirk, NPR Satellite Services
Keyur Prikh and David Agnew, Gates Air

NPRSS will be demonstrating the HUB Platform (IP and Satellite hybrid distribution system using Gates Air and XDS Pico Digital) and discussing features and enhancements of the system.

Gates Air will address technology trends with Audio over IP (emphasis on error mitigation and security)—along with features and capabilities of the IP Codec.

Speaker Bios:
NPR Satellite Services:
Dan Riley is the Senior Sales Representative for NPR Satellite Services. He has been at NPR for eleven years and is responsible for managing the contract base and growing revenue via satellite space segment sales for radio and video broadcasters, equipment sales, and HUB revenue. He has 19 years of experience in telecommunications dating back to selling VoIP, WAN, and Hosting solutions for Qwest Communications/Century Link. He holds a Bachelor of Arts

Mike Kirk is the Senior Satellite Engineer and has been at NPR for over 30 years. He is responsible for all RF projects at NPR and has assisted with Public Radio refurbishment projects, advised and rolled out satellite systems for the Public Radio and Commercial radio networks, has grown the NPRSS business from analog to digital , commissioned all SCPC and MCPC uplinks by working with clients, FCC, Comsearch, and Intelsat (satellite operator), also developed the first HD transport over satellite, instrumental in developing the HUB platform by working with Pico Digital and Gates Air.

Gates Air:
Keyur Parikh is the Director, Business Unit for Intraplex Products with GatesAir in Mason, Ohio. Mr. Parikh is responsible for R&D, Product Line Management and Business Development. He has over 27 years of experience in design and development of communication systems for various applications. Mr. Parikh has been a key member of the GatesAir Intraplex product team since 2005 and has been responsible for creating IP Networking products for the Broadcast and Public Safety industries. Mr. Parikh holds a BS in Electrical Engineering with a Master’s degree in Engineering with a concentration in Communication Systems

David Agnew is the Channel Manager of Intraplex Products with GatesAir in Mason, Ohio. Mr. Agnew is responsible for management of Intraplex product distribution channels in North America. David recently returned to Gates Air in January of 2017. He has 30 years of experience in AM and FM broadcast engineering starting in 1986 as a self-employed contract engineer, 12 years with Harris Corporation, in various positions including Radio Field Service and FM Applications Engineering, and the last 12 years as Director of Engineering with iHeart Radio in Lincoln, NE and Northern Colorado markets. Mr. Agnew has been an SBE member and Certified Professional Broadcast Engineer, holds an AAS degree in Electronics Engineering and continued education in Mathematics and Computer Science.

Ample parking available in the main lot. Use east side building entrance up the outside stairs to the second floor. Signs will guide you to the meeting location. Limited space is available for the meeting.

Tom Craig
SMPTE Rocky Mountain Section Chairman

Shane Toven, Chairman,
SBE Chapter 48


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