Chapter Meetings

January 2020 Monthly Meeting

Program: “A Case to Caption Everything” – Bill Bennett from ENCO Systems
When: Thursday, January 16th
Assembly & Dinner:  6:30pm
Meeting & Presentation: 7:00pm
Where:  WNYT Studios – 715 North Pearl Street, Albany, NY 12204

Why is Captioning Important?   From regulatory compliance to an improved consumer experience and greater monetization of your assets.

We can expect Bill to:
– Explain ASR (Automated Speech Recognition)
– Benefits and Drawbacks of today’s Captioning Methods
– The regulatory environment … it will affect you!

Benefits such as simple text file transcripts, text-based searches, improved customer experience, automated transcribing, translation to other languages, and search engine optimization.

About our Presenter:
You might remember Bill from our January 2018 meeting when he worked for Lawo… Bill likes to travel upstate in the winter!

Bill Bennett joined ENCO Systems in early 2019 after a sales engineering position with the German manufacturer Lawo.

He was a long-time broadcast engineer, consultant and project manager, overseeing ITV & OTT deployments, and venue technical build-out & operations for five Olympic Games and countless US broadcasts spanning the NBA, NHL, NFL and more.

He exercised the right-brain as an executive producer and new media business development executive at QVC, and owned a laser display production company (where he got to play with really big lasers).

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.

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