VidTrans 04

The 2004 VidTrans Conference was held February 8th through 11th, 2004 at the New Orleans Marriott, 555 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130.

Photos from VidTrans 2004 in New Orleans, LA

Presentations

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Conference Program

Sunday, February 8, 2004
1:00 - 9:00 PM Registration
Conference Proceedings CD Sponsored by VPG
2:00 - 6:00 PM Basic MPEG Concepts Course
7:00 - 9:00 PM Welcoming Reception & Exhibit Preview
Sponsored by Artel Video Systems

Monday, February 9, 2004
7:30
Continental Breakfast
8:00 Call to Order & Announcements
Introduction of VSF Board, Officers, Members & VidTrans exhibitors
Brendan Smith, President, Video Services Forum
8:05
Session A1
Panel Presentations: Video and Data Networking: The Case for Convergence
A panel of 4-5 Notable Industry Executives will each present their views and individually respond to audience questions
Andrew Karlin - Savvis
George Maier - Orion Broadcast
Steve Storozum - Level 3
Clyde Smith - Turner
Elio Parente - Genesis Networks
9:20
Break
9:30 Session A1 (Continued)
Panel Discussion: Video and Data Networking: The Case for Convergence
Group Discussion of this topic with Audience Participation
10:10 Session A2
Applications of Real Time and Non-Real Time Transport of Video for Content Creation
Emil Regard - Hughes Network Systems
10:45   Session A3
Austin Ironworks Presentation
Frank Hironaka - DirecTV
12:00
Luncheon Served
Sponsored by Tandberg Television
1:15 Session B1
Technology Behind New HDTV Fiber Backhaul Network
Derek Smith - Vyvx
1:50   Session B2
Store and Forward Television
Howard Meiseles - Pathfire
2:25 Session B3
Video has Many Flavors
Chuck Van Dusen - VideoTele.Com
3:00 Break
Sponsored by Level 3
3:10
Session B4
The Media or the Message - Assessing Quality of Service Trade-Offs
Danny Wilson - Pixelmetrix
3:45
Session B5
Video Over IP Today
Bart Schade - Path 1
4:20   Announcements & Next Day Review
Brendan Smith, President, Video Services Forum
4:30
Refreshments

Tuesday, February 10, 2004
7:30
Continental Breakfast
8:00
Call to Order & Announcements
Brendan Smith, President, Video Services Forum
8:05
Session C1
Panel Presentations: Video and Data Networking: The Case for Conflict
A panel of 4-5 Notable Industry Executives will each present their views and individually respond to audience questions
Rich Wolf - ABC
Wes Hanemayer - Broadwing
Rich Mizer - CINEvents
Gavin Schutz - Ascent Media
9:20
Break
9:30   Session C1 (Continued)
Panel Discussion: Video and Data Networking: The Case for Conflict
Group Discussion of this topic with Audience Participation
10:10 Session C2
How to use the Next Generation SONET Technologies GFP, VCAT and LCAS to Deploy Broadband Services
William Yue and Wilson Chan - Fujitsu Network Communications
10:45 Session C3
Converging Video and Data on Layer 2 MPLS Networks: Principles and Results
Elizabeth Ard - Level 3 Communications
12:00
Luncheon Served
Sponsored by PixCells
1:15   Session D1
Tutorial on Networking Technologies for building Metro Core / Metro Access Video Service Networks
Robert Castellano - C-Cor
2:10
Session D2
Video-Enhanced Residential ADSL Broadband Technology
Michael Isnardi - Sarnoff Corporation
2:35   Break
2:45
Session D3
What is Video QoS to a Telco network?
Greg Davey - Bell Canada
3:20
Session D4
Application of Dynamic Synchronous Transfer Mode (DTM) for convergence of Video and Data Networks - A Case Study
Andrew Karlin - SAVVIS Communications
3:55
Session D5
Video Over IP Technology - Field Trial Results
Norm Slater - Harris Corporation
4:30
Announcements & Next Day Review
Brendan Smith, President, Video Services Forum
4:35
Ice Cream Social (in Exhibit Area)

Wednesday, February 11, 2004
7:30 Continental Breakfast
8:25   Call to Order & Announcements
Brendan Smith, President, Video Services Forum
8:30 Session E1
How Video Differs From Data - or - Why Video People Think They're So Special
Wes Simpson - Telecom Product Consulting
9:05
Session E2
Transporting Video, Audio and Data in the Metro Area for Content Creation Applications - Case Studies
Eric Fankhauser - Evertz Microsystems
9:40 Break
9:50 Session E3
Decaffeinated Endpoints - Jitter Mitigation Strategies and Observations
John Mailhot - Aastra Digital Video
10:35
Session E4
Uncompressed HDTV over SONET - Using IP Encapsulation for High Performance Video
Mark Moore - Media Links Systems
11:10
Conference Adjournment
11:30 AM
- 1:30 PM

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