The Society of Television Engineers

Welcome to the Society of Television Engineers Web Site.  Established in 1940, STE is an organization unique to Los Angeles, Hollywood and the surrounding areas.  Its members include key individuals involved in television broadcast engineering and the manufacture of television broadcast equipment.  The purpose of the STE is to provide a common ground for people in the video, broadcasting and related technologies to meet up, trade experiences and learn about new products and methods.  If you are working in video production, broadcast, post production, or systems design/integration, you will find others with similar backgrounds at the STE.

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Meetings

STE dinner meetings are usually held on the third Thursday of each month except for July and August. Meeting activities include a social cocktail hour, dinner, a table-by-table industry event reports and introduction of guests. This is followed by a formal program that covers new or interesting broadcast, production and post production systems, standards, products, or techniques.  Meetings are open to anyone interested in the field.



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Previous Presentation Slides
Several of our presenters have made copies of their presentations avalable for download, you can find them on the Previous Meetings page
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Next Meeting

Please plan to join us on Thursday, November 21st
 for our monthly STE Meeting and our program of;



The Challenges of the Spectrum Repack 
& The Road to ATSC 3.0

A presentation by
Graziano Casale of Rohde & Schwarz, and 
Joel Wilhite of Harmonic

Speakers Bio:
 
Graziano Casale is a National Account Manager, Broadcasting at Rohde & Schwarz, USA. He has over 10 years of sales and management experience, including TV transmitters, Mobile DTV, Headend, Microwave Link and System integration.
In his current role, Graziano's responsibilities include mainly the Full and Low Power TV transmitter market as well as introducing to the broadcast market the new R&S products portfolio, and developing and maintaining successful client business relationship with key accounts.

Prior joining R&S, he was at Screen Service Broadcasting for 6 years, where he held several positions of increasing responsibility including Project Manager and Sales Director of North and Central America Graziano moved from Italy to the US with his knowledge and passion for Mobile DTV being part of the first Mobile TV commercial service in the world. He has a strong background and knowledge on digital TV standards and brings to the industry excitement on what business opportunities are available for the broadcasters.
Graziano holds a B.S and a M.Sc. in Economics from the University of Roma Tre. When he's not working or traveling, you might find him training for ironman, running a marathon or playing basketball.

Joel Wilhite  is currently a Senior Systems Design Engineer for North American Broadcast at Harmonic and is the primary representative to the ATSC for Harmonic. He has participated in the creation of the ATSC standards for over a decade.  His career at Harmonic has been focused primarily on broadcast television transport technology. Mr. Wilhite has held several positions within Harmonic, including engineer, pre-sales and project engineer as both contributor and lead in the integration group. Mr. Wilhite studied Electronic Engineering Technology at DeVry and was also enlisted in the US Navy. Working primarily in Supply, he also worked to design, integrate and implement a secure weather graphics transmission system between ships and a non-secure Macintosh computer network system while serving aboard the battleship USS Missouri (BB63).
 

Topics of Discussion:

Graziano Casale:
The challenges of the Spectrum Repack
39 months to install almost 1,000 Full power TV transmitter across the country, where we are in the process and what's happening to the Broadcast industry.

Joel Wilhite:
The Road to ATSC 3.0
This presentation will cover recent ATSC standards activity and the test station market status. Included is a recap or overview of why we are doing all this work or maybe better, remind us of the history of how we got here. This material will describe what the basic building blocks of building an ATSC 3.0 system looks like and some recommended steps to deploying ATSC 3.0 technology so we can  be ready for the new televisions



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Board Members & Officers

Board for 2018-2019:


Officers
President - Jeff Longbottom
Secretary - Katy Yu

Treasurer - George Hamilton


Charter Members

Tony Cieniewski

Jerry Isenhower


At-Large Members

Sharon Osornio

Rafic Ghoogassian

Brad Strommen

 


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