REVIEW OF February 28, 2006 SBE 18 MEETING






Mark Humphrey, Chapter Chair, called the meeting to order, discussing the following topics: SBE @ NAB, the new synchronized renewals/certification process, the membership recruitment program, awards and the Harris presentation with Geoff Mendenhall. Mark also noted that Larry Bloomfield will not be in the Philadelphia market. See Larry at the 31 July Chapter 15 meeting in New York. Thanks to Cedric Taylor of Mackay Communications for his sponsoring the pizzas and salad from Allegro Pizza.




The presentation was made by Cedric Taylor of Mackay Communications on the new Immarsat BGAN system. Cedric presented an excellent multimedia presentation on the system. The presentation started with a backgrounder on the company and what BGAN is, its capabilities, BGAN value added services, BGAN coverage and schedule and the terminals used (and their introduction time). The presentation also included how BGAN can be utilized by and the cost benefits to broadcasters including a demonstration on the very user-friendly Uniform MMI Software.





Meeting notes taken and transcribed by Robert Weiss


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