Chapter Meetings

February 2020 Monthly Meeting

Program: RF Layer Monitoring – William Smith from Avateq
When: Thursday, February 20th
Assembly & Dinner:  6:30pm
Meeting & Presentation: 7:00pm
Where:  WMHT Studios – 4 Global View, Troy, NY 12180

Avateq is the leading manufacturer of precision RF Layer Monitoring Receiver solutions for the broadcast industry.

Now in its second generation, a fully redesigned AVQ1020 – RF Layer Monitoring Receiver is being deployed with O&Os and station groups to monitor hundreds of transmitters in the United States. 

The flagship solution AVQ1022m – RF Signal Analyzer is a mobile unit used by transmitter field engineers and consultants for proof of transmitter performance. In addition to analyzing transmitter signals, the unit can also perform measurements on off-air signals.

At NAB 2019 Avateq launched the AVQ200 Signal Inspector, a portable unit for off-air signal monitoring and with the availability of multiple standards. It is being sought by engineers to set up SFNs (Single Frequency Networks).

All mentioned products support ATSC 3.0 NextGenTV standard allowing in-depth RF parameters and signal structure analysis.

The success and the enhancements of Avateq solutions are from feedback from users. In addition to monitoring ATSC standards, Avateq is exploring the monitoring of additional modulations. 

The SBE meeting will include a PowerPoint presentation and a demonstration of the new AVQ200 Signal Inspector.

About our Presenter:
William Smith started with Videotek and Tektronix, and in 1995 became USA Sales Director for Tektronix. Will made client needs the top priority for his team of ten sales managers and five application engineers.

Will joined Avateq in 2011. As the Director of USA Sales, William applied his expertise and consulted the engineering team on the required functionality and features.

Will is an SMPTE member and chaired the Philadelphia chapter, coordinating SMPTE/SBE meetings in the early 90s

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 hosts an annual golf outing in July, and a Holiday Party in December.

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