Welcome to the 2022 NAB Broadcast Engineering and Information Technology (BEIT) Conference Proceedings. The papers offered here have been presented at the annual BEIT Conference at NAB Show, the world’s largest trade show for the media content creation and distribution industry.
The BEIT Conference program is established each year by the NAB Broadcast Engineering and Information Technology Conference Committee, a rotating group of senior technologists from NAB member organizations, along with representatives from the Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE). The 2022 BEIT Conference Committee roster is available here.
The content available in the 2022 BEIT Conference Proceedings is covered under copyright provisions listed here.
2022 Proceedings Topics
- 5G Opportunities for Broadcast
- AM and FM HD Radio
- Artificial Intelligence Applications for Broadcast
- ATSC 3.0 / Next Gen TV Applications
- ATSC 3.0 / Next Gen TV Datacasting
- Broadcast Workflows
- Cybersecurity in Broadcast Facilities
- IP-based Video Facilities
- New Radio Transmission Technologies
- OTT 1: Emerging Developments
- OTT 2: Open Caching and the Network Edge
- OTT 3: Business Considerations
- Remote and Work-from-Home Operations
- Ultra HD Video and UHDTV Broadcasting
- Using Drones and Other Technologies for Broadcast Engineering
The Flared-Skirt or Umbrella-Spoke Feed for Grounded Medium Wave Antenna Towers - $15Date: April 23, 2022Topics: 2022 BEITC Proceedings, New Radio Transmission Technologies
While a simple skirt feed, with multiple parallel wires insulated from the tower is fairly common, other methods such as slant-wire feeds and skirts with other geometries offer substantial advantages.
Benjamin F. Dawson III | Hatfield & Dawson Consulting Engineers, LLC | Seattle, Washington, United States
Bobby L. Cox II | Kintronic Laboratories, Inc. | Bristol, Tennessee, United States
The Time to Consider All Digital Radio Has Arrived - $15Date: April 23, 2022Topics: 2022 BEITC Proceedings, AM and FM HD Radio
A brief history of the development of all-digital AM, the advantages that all-digital AM provides, and a discussion of how the industry might successfully transition from analog to all-digital.
E. Glynn Walden | CBS Radio (retired) | Marlton, New Jersey, United States
Thermal Imaging Using Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (SUAS) for Radio and TV Broadcasters - $15Date: April 23, 2022Topics: 2022 BEITC Proceedings, Using Drones and Other Technologies for Broadcast Engineering
This paper will touch on the theory of thermal imaging as well as some of the practical uses of small, unmanned aircraft systems for visual and thermal tower, transmission line and antenna inspections.
Paul Shulins | Shulins’ Solutions | Wickenburg, Arizona, United States
Towards Efficient Multi-Codec Streaming - $15Date: April 23, 2022Topics: 2022 BEITC Proceedings, OTT 1: Emerging Developments
One of the biggest challenges in the design of modern era media delivery systems is the need to reach a population of user devices with different codec and stream switching capabilities.
Yuriy A. Reznik | Brightcove, Inc. | Seattle, Washington, United States
Using Real-Time Data to Drive Engagement and Build Community - Lessons from Gaming - $15Date: April 23, 2022Topics: 2022 BEITC Proceedings, OTT 1: Emerging Developments
Considering techniques developed by the video game industry when faced with challenges of audience fragmentation and personalization, and how they can be selectively applied to streaming media.
Simon Crownshaw | Microsoft | Redmond, Washington, United States
Brady Woods | Microsoft | Redmond, Washington, United States
What the Future Holds for Content Protection with CDN Edge - $15Date: April 23, 2022Topics: 2022 BEITC Proceedings, OTT 2: Open Caching and the Network Edge
OTT/D2C services seek to enable fast and effective watermarking at a lower cost to better prevent piracy. This session will outline how to tackle this need by encrypting content at the CDN’s Edge.
Gwendal Simon | Synamedia | Rennes, France
Lionel Carminati | Synamedia | Rennes, France
Gwenaël Doërr | Synamedia | Rennes, France
Alain Durand | Synamedia | Rennes, France