Thank you to these companies for helping the SBE be able to provide affordable, one-day education on the latest in broadcast and media technology. The Sacramento Ennes Workshop takes place this Saturday, February 23, 2013, while the South Florida Ennes Workshop takes place on March 8, 2013. Topics include codec design, social media for broadcasters, spurs, and much more! Registration at either workshop includes breakfast and lunch. Visit the SBE website for complete details on either workshop.
The programs for the Sacramento Ennes Workshop and the South Florida Ennes Workshop are confirmed! The Ennes Workshops, presented by SBE, were developed with the idea of offering affordable education on broadcast and media technology to broadcast engineers regionally. These all day workshops offer a wealth of information and can include up to 12 different presentations. And the time for networking with fellow engineers is one more reason to attend.
The Sacramento Ennes Workshop takes place February 23. The cost for SBE members is $30 and includes breakfast and lunch. Non-members are welcome to attend for $40.
Orlando Ennes Workshop – October 2012
The South Florida Ennes Workshop is on March 8. The cost for members of the SBE is only $35 and includes breakfast and lunch. We welcome non-members as well for $55.
Subjects of this year’s workshops include social media, EAS, radio automation, ENG technology, TV master control, spurs, lightning protection and so much more. Visit our website for details on the full lineup of each workshop.
If you live near Sacramento, or in South Florida or the New England area, consider attending an Ennes Workshop.These one-day affordable workshops are jam packed with the latest information in broadcast and media technology. The Sacramento Ennes Workshop takes place February 23. The South Florida Ennes Workshop is on March 8, and the New England Ennes Workshop is on November 7. Click here for the latest details on each workshop.
Cleveland Ennes Workshop attendees – June 13, 2012
Louis Johnson IV, CPBE, attended the Cleveland Ennes Workshop earlier this year. He said, “I thoroughly enjoyed the Cleveland Ennes Workshop! I appreciated the diversity of information and the people in attendance from different areas of broadcast technology. It is always nice to congregate with your peers in technology. Sometimes the individual personal experiences shared in person can be just as educational as the program that brought you together!”
Subjects of this year’s workshops include social media, EAS, radio automation, ENG technology, TV master control, spurs, lightning protection and more.
As I plan the webinars and courses SBE would like to offer in the coming year, I thought what better way to find out what our members would like to know more about than to ask them!
Next year we are planning to release a systems integration course, an advanced course on computer networking, several webinars on IP networking, and a webinar on FCC enforcement actions. Comment on this post to let us know what else you would like offered in the way of a webinar, online course, or live seminar. You can leave your comment by clicking on the bubble to the right of the title.
The Ennes Workshops were created in 1991 through the Ennes Educational Foundation Trust in an effort to bring affordable education to members locally. Topics for this workshop include the future of ENG technology, TV station hardware, managing social media and workflow for broadcasters, codec design, radio automation and more! The cost for SBE members is only $30, and includes breakfast and lunch. Thank you to SBE Chapter 43 and KVIE in Sacramento for hosting this workshop.
You’re in luck if you missed the fall membership meeting of the SBE in Denver. You can watch it online, now! Thanks to, Advanced Broadcast Solutions, Comrex, DVEO and Orban for sponsoring the meeting. They made it possibly to view, for those of you who were unable to be in Denver. A big thanks to SBE Immediate Past President Vinny Lopez, CEV, CBNT and SBE Chapter 48 Chairman Tony Roccanova, along with their team, for their great work on the live stream and recording.
The schedule and topics are coming together for the Orlando Ennes Workshop in Walt Disney World® on October 5. Confirmed topics include Here Comes Ethernet® with Steve Lampen from Belden. This session will shed light on how IEEE, which owns the Ethernet standard, has been working on a re-write of the Ethernet standard called 802.1BA AVB, and the AVB is for audio and video bridging. Brad Plant from Ross Video will discuss audio watermarking for audience measurement, followed by the Engineer’s Guide to the process of automating control of news productions and explains the many benefits for adopting automated production control technology in your facility. Dave Brender at the Copper Development Association will talk about the elements of a building’s wiring and grounding systems (including lightning protection) that pertain to power quality at communications facilities and improve up-time. His presentation sites actual experiences at broadcast facilities where grounding and lightning protection were of paramount importance in maintaining system availability.
Ennes Workshop, held May 2012 in El Paso
Tony Peterle presents a tutorial on SNMP, which includes an explanation of how SNMP works – the structure and types of SNMP messages, how they are transported over the network, and how they can be used to monitor and control remote equipment. He will also explore in-depth SNMP communications with at least two different target devices – one a well-known transmitter line, and at least one other device from outside the broadcast world (SNMP is found in many devices such as UPS systems, HVAC systems, IT systems, etc).
Norbert Miles, who attended the El Paso Ennes Workshop, said, “ The Ennes Workshop plays a very important part and key element and tool for keeping up with today’s technological advances in the broadcasting industry.” Well said!
Jon Hanson of SPX Communication Technologies explores the advantages of electromagnetic simulation.
The Cleveland Ennes Workshop, a day jam-packed with the latest in broadcast engineering, took place yesterday, June 13. It was good to see everyone having a great time connecting with other engineers while learning about audio compression, the future of ENG technology, trends in TV infrastructure, the advantages of electromagnetic simulation, RF power meter selection, broadcast structures, and so much more. Thanks to SBE Chapter 70 for hosting this program and the sponsors and presenters.
Lynn Strube of Bird Technologies discusses selecting a RF power meter.
Workshop participant Ed Miller, CPBE, said, “Topics were timely, substantive and efficiently presented…very cost-effective format.”
Kudos to all involved. If you are interested in attending an Ennes Workshop, check out the Orlando Ennes Workshop, which takes place Friday, October 5.
As the education director at SBE, I often wonder how you, the broadcast engineer, get approval to participate in continuing education offerings. Help your fellow engineer by completing the short poll andposting your comments by clicking on the icon to the right of the title on how you’ve gotten approval to take continuing education.
Exactly how do you convince your manager that it’s a good idea for you to be away from the office? How do you get your company to finance it? I have provided some ideas on the SBE website, but I’d like to hear from you.
The SBE education program offers various ways for you to continue to learn. Have you found it easier or harder to gain approval for any of the following types of educational programs?
Webinars by SBE is quite popular since there are no travel costs or extra time away from the office. Webinars are convenient for engineers with hectic and unpredictable work schedules.
SBE University is popular due to the fact that the courses are available online anytime. Courses on SBE University offer a more in-depth look at specific subjects.
The Ennes Workshops offer engineers an affordable day out of the office to gain insight into new technology in the industry, as well as face-to-face time with other engineers.
The SBE Leadership Development Course is a three-day course offered to engineers to refine their leadership skills while understanding and improving interactions with others.
The Society works tirelessly to offer you affordable educational opportunities and we want to be sure you have all the tools you need to take advantage of these programs.