Pecena presenting day-long session on IP Networking for Broadcasters August 30 in Los Angeles

Wayne Pecena, a member of the SBE Technical Presenters Group, is presenting IP networking to broadcasters on August 30.  Thank you to SBE Chapter 47 and NBC Universal for working together to bring this program to their area. The cost for members of the SBE is $49. 

This full-day intensive class will focus on TCP/IP based networking fundamentals in an Ethernet environment. Topics covered will include understanding RFC’s, TCP and UDP fundamentals, IP addressing, IPv4 subnetting, an introduction to IPv6, switching fundamentals, VLAN use, routing fundamentals, quality of services (QoS) Basics, and networking security concerns.

Emphasis will be placed upon understanding and applying IP subnetting techniques, understanding when to switch, and understanding when to route in an IP network. Where appropriate, the application focus and practical use cases will be oriented towards a broadcast technical plant. Theoretical principals will be reinforced through practical exercises, network use cases, and a design practical to close out the day.

Class size is limited, so reserve your spot today!

Worried about broadcast related violations with the FCC? This webinar is a must –

The SBE has invited a representative of the FCC, James Roop, as well as Dennis Baldridge, a member of the SBE Technical Presenters Group, to talk about common broadcast related violations. They will categorize them into groups and discuss how to prevent them. And you have the opportunity to ask the FCC representative questions specific to your station! Subjects of the webinar include FCC enforcement actions, an analysis of the FCC’s top 10 violations, steps to an appropriate response for NOV/NAL, preventing violations and verifying compliance.

The webinar takes place on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 2 p.m. ET.  More Info

What education are you looking for in the coming year?

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.

Kimberly Kissel, SBE Education Director

Studying for the CBNE exam? Check out this webinar to help you prepare

The second webinar in the series of seven, designed to help you prepare for the Certified Broadcast Networking Engineer (CBNE) exam, will takes place Tuesday, December 4, 2012.

Routing and Switching is the subject, with a specific focus on how unicast and multicast is implemented in IP networking, when to route and when to switch, and implementing QoS for audio and video applications. Click here for more information and to register.

Miss the SBE Membership Meeting? Watch a recording now!

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 SolutionsComrexDVEO 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.

Need a technical presenter for your next meeting or conference? SBE has a select group of presenters ready to go!

SBE Technical Presenters Group Member Wayne Pecena, CPBE, 8-VSB, AMD, DRB, CBNT

The SBE continually strives to improve its education program, offering its members everything from on-demand courses, live and on-demand webinarslive workshops, leadership training, and our latest venture of offering presenters who can speak on broadcast specific topics almost anywhere in the country. State broadcast associations, SBE chapters and other broadcast groups have already benefited from requesting a presenter from the SBE Technical Presenters Group.  Current topics include chief operator responsibilities, understanding the FCC self-inspection checklist, and networking technology.  If you are interested in requesting a presenter or applying to become a presenter of the Group, send me an email.

– Kimberly Kissel, SBE Education Director