Meeting Fees $30 for SCTE Members $40 for non-members (lunch included)

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8:00 – 9:00 AM
Meeting Registration, Coffee and donuts

9:00 – 10:15 AM
Video Transmission Chain Review, 4K, Ultra HD, High Frame Rate, and High Dynamic Range
Karl Kuhn SMPTE Fellow, Sr. Video Applications Engineer, Tektronix

10:15 – 10:30 AM

10:30 – 12:00 PM
2017 Consumer Electronics Show Wrap
Pete Putman, President, ROAM Consulting 

12:00- 1:00 PM
Lunch CTDI Cafeteria (Vouchers provided at registration)

1:00 – 2:15 PM
Future Trends with CPE/STB devices
Albert Garcia, Comcast

2:15 – 2:30 PM

2:30 – 3:30 PM
Adaptive Bit Rate – The What, Why, and How of ABR
Karl Kuhn SMPTE Fellow, Sr. Video Applications Engineer, Tektronix 
Adaptive Bitrate Streaming – The What, Why, and How of ABR 

Session Description:
As the trend toward multiscreen viewing and TV Everywhere continues to grow, so does the demand for a high quality experience on all devices from flat screens to smart phones.  Providers are turning to Adaptive Bitrate Streaming or ABR to meet this demand because of its ability to seamlessly adjust the video quality according to network conditions at any given moment.  For a system as complex as Adaptive Bitrate Streaming or ABR, there is a lot that can go wrong.  Understanding this system and knowing where and how to monitor becomes critical to ensure that what goes out to customers is as great as what came in, leading to the best possible customer experience.  This is the focus of this session. 

Speaker Biographies 

Karl Kuhn
Karl Kuhn, Senior Video Systems Application Engineer, Tektronix - Karl supports Digital Audio and Video, Compression, IP, File Based, and RF test and measurement. He has been at Tektronix since 2000. Prior to Tektronix he was the lead Video Test Engineer for IBM in their Digital Video Development Laboratory in Bethesda, MD. Karl holds 3 U.S. patents and 1 Japanese patent that cover In-service Testing of Digital Broadcast Video.  Karl has done presentations for SBE, SCTE and SMPTE. He served on the NATAS Technical and Engineering Emmy Committee from 2006 to 2010.  He is the Past SMPTE Eastern Region Governor and now SMPTE North American Sections Director. In 2015 Karl was raised to SMPTE Fellow.  He is also a Certified Project Management Professional thru PMI and the George Washington University. 

Pete Putman
Peter Putman is the president of ROAM Consulting L.L.C., which provides training, marketing communications, and product testing/development services to manufacturers, dealers, and end-users of displays, display interfaces, and related products. He also publishes, a Web blog focused on 21st-century digital TV, display, interfacing, and wireless technologies, and is a regular contributor to industry trade publications including Sound & Communications, TV Technology, and Church Production.

Pete received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Seton Hall University and holds a Master of Science degree in Television and Film from Syracuse University. He is a Senior Academy Instructor for the International Communications Industries Association (ICIA), and was named ICIA’s Educator of the Year for 2008. He is a frequent speaker at industry trade shows and technology conferences, including InfoComm, NAB, the Hollywood Post Alliance Technology Retreat, and the SMPTE Fall Technology Conference.

Pete is a member of both The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) and Society for Information Display (SID). Additionally, he also holds industry certifications from ICIA (Certified Technology Specialist) and the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF).


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