Broadcast Tech & Engineering News – ‘Scaled-down’ CCBE conference set to return in-person

The Association of Central Canada Broadcast Engineers (CCBE) is planning the in-person return of their Career Development Conference after a two-year pandemic hiatus. CCBE says the 2022 conference will be a year of rebuilding with a scaled-down event to take place, Aug. 26-27 at Kingbridge Centre in King City, ON. It will feature technical paper presentations and offer delegates an opportunity to meet with industry manufacturers and vendors. The conference is open to all engineers, technologists and technicians working in the broadcast industry. Details and registration can be found online at ccbe.ca.

Orban Labs, a worldwide leader in audio processing for AM, FM, TV and internet broadcasting, has signed an agreement with RCS to provide Orban’s OPTIMOD zStreamsTM processing for RCS’ Disaster Recovery, a unique Zetta automation feature. Zetta’s cloud-based Disaster Recovery tools backup all audio, schedules and metadata and when the station is ready to return to its normal live output, rapidly restores all of the original data. 

Firstlight Media has received the 2021 Google Cloud Industry Solution Partner of the Year Award for Media & Entertainment. The Toronto-based OTT and pay-TV cloud services provider was recognized for its achievements in the Google Cloud ecosystem, including driving joint customer success in new markets and business models; spurring the adoption of cloud-based workflows and platforms; and laying the groundwork for innovations that advance the technical and product capabilities of OTT and Google Cloud. Firstlight Media’s platform is designed to build and run scalable applications in the cloud using cloud-native technologies, including containers, microservices, a service mesh, APIs, and immutable infrastructure. 

(l-r): ATSC President Madeleine Noland, President Emeritus Mark Richer, and Dr. Youngkwon Lim of Samsung Electronics

The Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) has awarded its highest technical honor, the 2022 Bernard J. Lechner Outstanding Contributor Award, to Dr. Youngkwon Lim, Principal Research Engineer at Samsung Electronics. Lim has led the ATSC TG3/S33 Specialist Group on Management and Protocols since it was organized in 2013. TG3/S33 is responsible for the most technical documents of any specialist group in TG3 – 8 Standards and 3 Recommended Practices, including A/331 “Signaling, Delivery Synchronization, and Error Protection,” which is one of the most complex documents in the ATSC 3.0 suite of standards. ATSC also presented the Mark Richer Industry Leadership Medal to Sony Electronics for leadership in deployment of ATSC 3.0 tech, as it incorporates ATSC 3.0 electronics into all its consumer TV models in the U.S. Named for the former ATSC president who led the organization for two decades, the award recognizes an individual or team that demonstrates exemplary leadership in advancing the mission of ATSC.

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