VidTrans 98

Conference Program

The conference program for VidTranS 98 built on the conference theme: "Video Telecommunications in the Era of Digital Television."

Television and telecommunications industry speakers examined the changes that the FCC's DTV mandate is having on various segments of the video transport services marketplace. The conference examined changing industry practices, the resulting demand for new services, and the technologies that will underlie these services.

Sunday, 4 October 1998

7:00 - 9:30 PM
Welcome Reception

Monday, 5 October 1998

8:00
Call to Order & Announcements
Matt Peterson, President, SWI
8:10
Introduction of VSF board, officers, members & VidTranS exhibitors
Matt Peterson, President, SWI
8:25
Welcome
Brendan Smith, President, Video Services Forum
8:35
1A-1   Keynote Address
Joel Brinkley, Author, Defining Vision: The Battle for the Future of Television
Washington Correspondent, New York Times
9:15
1A-2   New Standards for Studio Operations - New Opportunities for Video Services
S. Merrill Weiss, Senior Partner, Merrill Weiss Group
9:45
Break
10:00
1A-3   HDTV Transport via ATM - A Case Study
Fred Huffman, Senior Engineer, MCI Worldcom
10:30
HDTV Video Feed
10:50
1A-4   View from the Satellite Industry
Wes Hanemayer, Vice President of Satellite Operations, Vyvx
11:20
1A-5    Video Internetworking for Broadcasters
Robert Oddo, Consulting Engineer, Cisco Systems
11:50
Wrap-up & announcements
Matt Peterson, President, SWI
12:00
Conference Lunch
1:15
1P-1   Defining Quality of Compressed Digital Video Services
David Fibush, Program Management Consultant, Tektronix
1:45
1P-2   Routing & Control Issues in Metropolitan Switched Video Networks
Rick Clarkson, Transmission Product Line Manager, Artel Video Systems
2:15
1P-3   Implications of Network Impairments on MPEG Transport
Alex Leyn, Senior Hardware Engineer, PixStream
2:45
Break
3:00
1P-4   Management and Development of Video Network Management and Control
Greg Davey, Broadband Technology Development Manager, Bell Canada
3:30
1P-5   Testing TV Transport Services over ATM
Alan Schoenberg, National Sales Manager, ECI Telecom, Inc.
4:00
Announcements & Next Day Review
Matt Peterson, President, SWI
4:10
Adjourn
Exhibit Hours 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Tuesday, 6 October 1998

8:00
Call to Order & Announcements
Matt Peterson, President, SWI
8:05
2A-1   Keynote Address
Richard E. Wiley, Senior Partner, Wiley, Rein & Fielding, and Former FCC Chairman
8:45
2A-2   Challenges to Implementing DTV
Peter Dare, Senior Vice President, Sony Electronics, Inc.
9:15
2A-3   MPEG Basics: Video, Transport and Service Information
Mark Schaffer, Senior Systems Engineering Manager, NDS Americas
9:45
Break
10:00
2A-4   End-to-End Video Transmissions Solutions over Hybrid Networks
Francois Gariepy, Chief Technology Officer, Jazz Media Network
10:30
2A-5   Studio-Transmission Links for DTV
Jim Durant, Application Specialist, BARCO Communication Systems
11:00
2A-6   Panel: Views from the Users
Matt Peterson, President, Scenic Wonders, Inc. (chair)
Adam Conrad, Senior Vice President, Sky Latin America
Robert Henninger, President/CEO, Henninger Media Services
Brent Stranathan, Vice President-Broadcast Distribution, CBS Television Network
Richard Wolf, Vice President, ABC Television Network
12:00
Conference Lunch
2:30
2P-1   The Future of SONET for DTV
Lee Johnson, Vice President of Systems Marketing, Scientific-Atlanta
3:00
2P-2   Panel: Comparing On-Network vs. Overlay Video Network Solutions for a New Era of Television
Tony Lapolito, Director, Product Line Management, Artel Video Systems (chair)
Tim Kraskey, Vice President, Marketing-CSD, Ascend Communications
Anthony Magliocco, National Sales Manager for Broadcast & Entertainment, ECI Telecom
4:00
2P-3   MPEG-2 Digital Video Transport via ATM Applications and Technologies
Tom Fabian, Director of Global Broadcast Marketing & Product Development, Teleglobe
4:30
Announcements & Next Day Review
Matt Peterson, President, SWI
4:45
Adjourn
Exhibit Hours 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Wednesday, 7 October 1998

8:00
Call to Order & Announcements
Matt Peterson, President, SWI
8:05
3A-1   DTV Policy: Is the Emperor Wearing Clothes or is There a Pony in There Somewhere
James Burger, Attorney, Dow, Lohnes & Albertson
8:35
3A-2   SMPTE 259M Video Transport on Wavelength-Divison Multiplexed Systems
Andrew Osmond, Technical Director, Video Products Group
9:05
3A-3   Panel: Wave Division Multiplexing
Steve Storozum, Vice President-Marketing & Sales, Video Products Group (chair)
James Rouse, Director of Network Development, Cambrian Systems Corporation
Don Sipes, Vice President of Technology, Transmission Networks
Blank Space Systems Division, Scientific-Atlanta
Wes Simpson, Director of Digital Video Business Unit, ADC Broadband Communications
10:05
Break
10:20
3A-4   IP-Based Multimedia Networking Using Layer 3 Switching
Reed Majors, Director of Video Networking Products, Minerva Systems
Marc Pfeiffer, Director of Internetworking, Newbridge Networks
11:10
3A-5   Filling the Gap: Video Transport Between H.320 and MPEG-2 Bandwidth
David Beiko, Manager Business Development, ABL Canada, Inc.
11:40
Closing
11:45
Adjourn
Exhibit Hours 9 AM - 12 PM


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