Chapter Meetings

Next Meeting:
Chapter 58 Business Meeting & Presentation – Thursday, November 17th at 7pm
Dynamic Orchestration and Signal Management using EVS’s Cerebrum and Neuron products

The topic for Technical Discussion will be centered on EVS’s Cerebrum and Neuron products to detail Dynamic Orchestration and Signal Management, presented by Keith Bickford, Solutions Architect for EVS.

Keith started a lengthy broadcast career in Portland, Maine where he worked at WMTW, WPXT, and WPME.  Keith joined EVS Broadcast Equipment 12 years ago, where he specializes in file-based workflows, with an expanded specialty in SMPTE 2110 Routing.  

Thursday, October 20th at 7pm
Business Meeting and Presentation
This was a Virtual WebEx event; recorded meeting posted on YouTube.
Our presentation was “Bringing to Light: The Changes in the Tower Lighting World” and from Kevin Bethke and Mike Thomson at LumenServe.

About the presentation:
The FAA compliance rules for your tower’s obstruction lighting continue to be updated as evidenced by the newly released November 2020 circular. LumenServe℠ will review some key aspects of the regulations that you need to know. LEDs have been around for many years, however, in the tower lighting world their deployment is creating big changes. In addition, the traditional practice of procurement, maintenance and monitoring has a new model: Tower Lighting as a Service®. LumenServe℠ is at the forefront of this new approach to tower lighting, and we will explore its advantages and implications

About our presenters:
Kevin Bethke – Mr. Bethke is the founding COO of LumenServe, Inc. with over 25 years of sales, marketing, and operations leadership in both start-ups and large companies. Mr. Bethke’s experience includes COO of a Wide Area Network and VoIP infrastructure company. Mr. Bethke also served as the CEO of a video content creation and distribution Software as a Service (SaaS) targeted at education organizations and corporations. He has also served as CEO for a talent supply management SaaS provider. While at the above companies, Mr. Bethke led each to achieve the top ranking for customer service for their respective industry. Mr. Bethke received his MBA from Northern Illinois University and a Bachelor of Science from Southern Illinois University.

Mike Thompson – Mike Thompson is the Vice President of Sales for LumenServe℠ and has an extensive sales and marketing background in technology, telecommunications and media over a 25+ year professional career. His experience includes overall management of fiber build outs in high rises for Comcast in Chicago, senior product management for telecom start-ups (Knology & Clearsource) and national sales and marketing roles for Viacom. He received a BA in Business from Vanderbilt University and an MBA from Xavier University. He handles all sales for LumenServe in the eastern US.

Chapter 58 Business Meeting – Thursday, September 15th at 7pm
This was a Virtual WebEx event; recorded meeting posted on YouTube.

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!