"New Technologies - Wired & Wireless"

October 13-15, 2005.
Clarion Antietam Creek Hotel and Convention Center.
Schedule and Agenda Now Online

Conference sponsors are urgently needed!
Room bookings subsidize our conference, and we are quite behind on them. How can you help? For starters, please consider spending the weekend with us - be sure to call the hotel directly (see below) to book your room. You can also assist by becoming a conference sponsor - please see below for more information or contact Ben Johnson.

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This year's theme is "New Technologies - Wired & Wireless," looking at both the state of the art in traditional wireless technologies and new applications in our fast-changing industry.

The technical presentations begin on Friday morning October 14th. On Saturday October 15th the conference hosts a program on multi-channel audio production and distribution from Fits & Starts, a nationwide educational initiative.

Our Annual Dinner will be on Friday Evening, October 14. The cost is $35, with your choice of 2 entrees. Please use the Online Pre-Registration form to sign up for dinner. DINNER TICKETS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE TO THOSE PRE-REGISTERING. THERE WILL BE NO DINNER TICKETS SOLD AT THE CONFERENCE. CUTOFF FOR DINNER REGISTRATIONS WILL BE 10 OCTOBER 2005.

Hotel Info: Call 1-888-528-6738 to book your room. Plenty of rooms are still available. Our meeting rooms are subsidised based on our hotel room booking, so please make an effort to stay at the hotel with us! Book ONLY through the number above, and mention the WEBE/SMPTE conference - we do not receive credit for rooms booked through the hotel web site!!!

Map and Directions: Please Click Here for a GoogleMap to the Hotel:
901 Dual Highway
Hagerstown, MD 21740

Sponsor Info: Our convention is free for those who attend. This is made possible by the continued generosity of our sponsors and friends in broadcasting community. If your organization is interested in participating in a sponsoring role, please contact Ben Johnson . Sponsorship opportunities include lunch and coffee breaks, dinner and cocktail receptions, and door prizes. Download the Sponsor Guidance sheet for more information on sponsorship and supporting roles.

Presentations Info: Presenters are encouraged to review our Guidance for Presenters.

Agenda and Program: Our preliminary schedule is below.

Thursday, October 13
Time Event Location
1900-2100 Cash Bar meet and greet Crystal Ballroom - Back
Friday, October 14
Time Event Location
0800-0900 Conference Registration
0900-0915 Opening Remarks
Production Workflows for Mobile Content
Doug McCausland, MCI

Production considerations and workflow concerns to streamline delivery of content for mobile devices.


Using Broadcast Standards for Handheld Devices: A DVB-H System Architecture
Howard Barouxis, Thales Broadcast & Multimedia

A primer on DVB-H, including application of AVC coding, testing requirements, business considerations, and a review of a currently deployed DVB-H system.

Morning Break

Sponsored By CEI
Compression and the RF Transport Layer
Karl Kuhn, Tektronix

High Definition ENG
Mike Payne, Microwave Radio Communications

Continued growth of HD is driving need to HD-ENG links. A discussion of radio design and selection to support links in excess of 80Mbps in both 2 and 7GHz bandplans.

Please consider sponsoring lunch! Contact Ben Johnson for more information.
2GHz BAS Transition Update
Sprint/Nextel and NAB Staff

AVOC Digital Upgrade Update
Bruce Mathews, Verizon

HDV Production
Peter Wharton, Miranda
Wireless Mic Design for the DTV World
Gordon Moore, Lectrosonics

Loss of spectrum drives development of new digital wireless mic technology and techniques to maintain the performance on analog mics in a congested band.

Troubleshooting the RF Environment
Ted Marvin, Systems Wireless, Ltd.

Real world tips, techniques, and expertise from a leader in RF audio systems.

Wrap Up
1800-1930 Cocktails - Cash Bar Hotel Bar
Annual WEBE/SMPTE Dinner.
Pre-Registration required.

Wine service sponsored by Maxell.
"The Off Air Lounge"
Sponsored by:


Lawson & Associates
Saturday, October 15
Surround Sound Workshop, Pt. 1
Presented by Fits & Starts
Morning Break

sponsored by Avid
Surround Sound Workshop, Pt. 2
Presented by Fits & Starts
Conference Conclusion and Closing Remarks

Papers presented at the 2004 SMPTE/WEBE convention are archieved here.