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"I thoroughly enjoyed the Cleveland Ennes Workshop! I appreciated the diversity of information and the people in attendance from different areas of broadcast technology. It is always nice to congregate with your peers in technology. Sometimes the individual personal experiences shared in person can be just as educational as the program that brought you together!"

- Louis Johnson IV, CPBE

Ennes Educational Foundation Trust

What are Ennes Workshops?

2018 Workshops

Presentations at Ennes Workshops

Ennes Workshop Presenter Biographies

SBE Recertification Credit

Call for Papers

Bring an Ennes Workshop to Your Area

What Past Attendees Had to Say

Justifying Professional Development

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What are Ennes Workshops?

The Ennes WorkshopsTM were created in 1991 through the Ennes Educational Foundation TrustTM in an effort to bring affordable education to members locally. The Ennes Educational Foundation Trust, through its Education Foundation Committee, offers periodic workshops and seminars around the United States. Programs are typically one day in length (app. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.) and are very affordable. These programs feature multiple topics and speakers that provide television and radio engineers with the latest information in broadcast and media technology.  

El Paso Ennes Workshop, photo courtesy of Norbert Miles

May 2015

hosted by SBE Chapter 38

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SBE Chapter 38 El Paso presents an Ennes Workshop on Thursday, May 30, 2019 from 9 am - 5 pm at the Wyndham El Paso Airport, 2027 Airway,

El Paso, TX


NextGen 101 - Fred Baumgartner, CPBE, CBNT; ONEMedia

NextGen Broadcasting is both TV and radio as we know it -- and a major departure.  NextGen is seemingly everything -- mobile, OTT-OTA, Ultra High Definition, Digital Ad Insertion, a radio and someday, maybe, virtual reality.  Most important is that NextGen is "extensible."  So flexible that all but a tiny piece can be reinvented and repurposed. From under the hood to the top-level business plans, this presentation looks at how the pieces fit together and how ONEMedia and a consortium of broadcasters are reimagining and building out the next generation of broadcast.


Microwave STLs - Upgrading to ATSC 3.0 - Kevin Dennis; SAF North America

Microwave STL’s (Studio to Transmitter Links) have been in operation for many years at the majority of broadcast television stations supporting connection from the television Studio to the broadcast transmitter site.  This presentation will discuss microwave STL requirements to support ATSC 3.0 and their hardware infrastructure along with what considerations should be made to upgrade your STL to support the new ATSC 3.0 format while keeping the existing ATSC 1.0 signals on the air if necessary.  Microwave antennas, waveguide, data rates, modulations, path analysis, opportunistic data and frequency allocations will be topics of discussion along with new industry solutions. 


TV Repack - Antennas and RF Equipment with ATSC 3.0 Considerations - Christine Zuba; Dielectric

We are now in Phase 3 of the TV Channel Repack. Repack not only means the need for innovative antenna applications, but filter considerations for closely spaced channels, and a future ATSC 3.0 environment. ATSC 3.0's platform is designed to accommodate the existing broadcast infrastructure, while supporting delivery of robust mobile television and other data services to all portable devices.  Single frequency networks (SFNs) become an integral part in aiding this process. This presentation will discuss the current state of the TV Repack, new equipment options for antennas, transmission lines and filters, and the criteria and design techniques required to support ATSC 3.0 as the next generation of television broadcasting.


Workbench Tips -- John Bisset; Telos Alliance

The author of Radio World’s popular column and Telos Alliance Western Regional Radio Sales Manager, John Bisset, will bring a combination of tips from his column and discuss the conversion to AoIP and what AES67 means to you.  In this session, you will learn useful tips to do your job more efficiently as well as other things to consider when upgrading an analog facility to AoIP.

Physics of Microphones - Steve Savanyu; Audio-Technica, U.S., Inc.

We often take for granted the physics of how microphones actually function and which type will give me the desired results. Nothing more affects psycho-acoustical perceived quality of video, film, recording or live events more than accurate and well-defined sound. In addition, nothing affects that perceived quality more than effective microphone selection and placement. This session is useful for not only aspiring novices to broadcast and recording, but also for seasoned professionals; as there is always something new to learn with new technology and products.

Registration is $40 for SBE members and $50 for non members.  Click here to register. Continental breakfast and lunch are included. 


Interested in hosting an Ennes Workshop?  Contact Cathy Orosz at

317-846-9000 or corosz@sbe.org.

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Presentations from previous Ennes Workshops

 

Topics

Presentation
 Topics       Presenters
Presentation

  Here Comes Ethernet AVB!

 Steve Lampen, CBRE

 Belden

  Case Histories in Lightning Protection and Grounding

 Dave Brender, P.E.

 Copper Development Association

Presentation

  Newsgathering Transmission Techniques

 Eric McCulley

 Vislink, Inc.

Presentation

 Efficient Codec Design, Internet Anomaly Correction and

 Embedded Cellular Technology Make Single Modem ENG Practical

 Joe Stack, CSRE, 8-VSB, CBNT

 DSI RF Systems

Presentation

 Open Control and Mandatory with Dashboard

 John Naylor

 Ross Video Ltd.

Presentation

 HD Radio™ Broadcast System- 4th Generation

                                     

 Tim Anderson, CPBE, DRB, CBNE

 Harris Broadcast

Presentation

 Filters- The Building Block of Combiners

 Bob Surette

 Shively Labs

Presentation

 Best Practices for Modern Transmitter Remote Control

 Peter Burk

 Burk Technology

                    

Presentation

 The Future of ENG Technology  Jon Landman

 Teradek

Presentation

 Managing Social Media and Workflow for Broadcasters

 Brad Plant, CBT

 Ross Video Ltd.

Presentation

 Next Generation TV Master Control – out of the box or

 channel-in-a-box?

 Ashley Condon

 Florical Systems

 The Four Essential Pieces of the Radio Automation System Puzzle:

 How to select the correct system for your stations

 Patrick Campion

 ENCO Systems, Inc.

 Audio Compression – Are We Squeezing the Life out of Radio?

 Mary Ann Seidler

 Tieline Technology

Presentation

 Spurs - Your Fault or Not?

 Bob Surette

 Shively Labs

 Emergency Alert Broadcast in the Digital Era

 Efraim Petel

 Alerting Systems Solutions, Inc.

                   

 Newsgathering Transmission Techniques

 Kevin Dennis

 Vislink, Inc.

 Tomorrow's STL Today

 Jeff Holdenrid

 DoubleRadius

 The Advantages of Electromagnetic Simulation  Matt Leland

 SPX Communication Technologies

Presentation

Antenna and Lighting considerations for your Tower

Corey Edwards and David Shepard

Joint Presentation

Dielectric and Drake Lighting

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SBE Recertification Credit

Attending an Ennes Workshop qualifies for 1 credit, identified under Category G of the Recertification Schedule for SBE Certifications. 

Call for Papers

NOW ACCEPTING PAPERS FOR THE ENNES WORKSHOPS

The Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) offers non-commercial, technical workshops throughout the year. Ennes Workshops are designed to attract broadcast engineers and engineering management from within several hundred miles to a one-day educational program.

Attendance ranges from 35-65. Workshops are planned in several cities across the U.S. each year. At times these are done in conjunction with a larger show, event or state broadcaster’s association event. Attendees are often engineers and others who do not go to the NAB Show or fall conventions.

Typically, presentations are around 45 minutes in length and there are separate radio and television program tracks for much of the day. We have great flexibility and encourage more tutorial-oriented programs of greater length, as well as topics of interest to both radio and television attendees. Presenters are selected based on providing a well balanced, informative and interesting program for those attending.

The SBE realizes that presenting at the Ennes Workshops requires a commitment of time and expense and we appreciate your contribution. This is an unique opportunity to reach a group of engineers on a personal basis in an educational setting.

To submit your topic, please send your idea in writing to:

SBE Education Director

email

Submissions should include:

Name of Presenter

Company

Topic

Description / Brief Abstract

Approximate length of presentation in minutes

Day-time telephone number and e-mail address of presenter

Bring an Ennes Workshop to Your Area

Interested in bringing an Ennes Workshop to your area? Click here for more information.

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What Past Attendees Had to Say

"The best broadcast engineering education for the money!"
San Diego Ennes Workshop Attendee, October 2010

"First-class workshop"
South Florida Ennes Workshop Attendee, March 2010
             

"The Ennes Workshop plays a very important part in keeping up with today's technological advances in the broadcasting industry."

- Norbert Miles

El Paso Ennes Workshop Attendee, May 2012

“Topics were timely, substantive and efficiently presented...very cost-effective format. Kudos to all involved."

- Edward J. Miller, CPBE

Cleveland Ennes Workshop Attendee, June 2012

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