Chapter Meetings

May 2022 Meeting

Program:  Introduction to Fiber Optic Cables for HD Broadcast
When: Monday, May 22, 2023
Meeting space opens:  6:45pm
Business Meeting & Presentation: 7:00pm
Where:  Virtual WebEx event only, no in-person component

Benjamin Nemser founded Nemal Electronics in 1979 and is currently its CEO. Ben graduated from University of Miami (BBA and JD) in 1981, and holds a FCC General Radio Telephone Certificate as well as an Amateur Extra Class License (WA4DZS).  On weekends, Ben trains for marathons and gives flight instruction in business jets. Ben has more than 45 years of experience in the design, manufacture, installation, and troubleshooting of cable for AV, Broadcast, and RF.

This live and PowerPoint presentation provides an overview of the practical applications for Fiber Optics in HD AV and Broadcast.  We will discuss the different types of fiber optic cables, connectors, and Media Converters used in AV applications, including SMPTE, opticalCON, and Tactical Fiber products.  We will also cover installation considerations and maintenance, for inside plant, arenas and other venues, studios, and mobile use.

Outline of Topics:

  1. System Concept Approach in Fiber Design and Installation
  2. From Analog to 24Gb/s-A Brief History of Broadcast Cable Development
  3. Why and Where Do We Use Fiber Optics in AV/Broadcast?
  4. Types of Fiber Optic Cable and Connectors
  5. 4K-8K-Future Standards
  6. Q&A

General Information:
Chapter 58’s meetings are generally held on the third Thursday of each month. Information pertaining to meeting topics and locations can be found on this page, on our home page, and in monthly e-mail updates from our Chapter Chairperson. In the past, meetings generally were not held in April (due to the NAB convention), or during the summer months.

Through the generosity of our local-level Sustaining Members, Chapter 58 has hosted an annual golf outing in July, and a Holiday Party in December.

If you have an idea for a monthly meeting, please let us know!