SVGE’s inaugural Sport Facility Integration Summit one week away

Devised to appeal to systems integrators involved or interested in working on broadcast facilities, sports stadia and arenas, Sport Facility Integration Summit is the latest addition to SVG Europe’s increasingly busy annual events calendar. The first edition will take place during on 5 February during the Integrated Systems Europe exhibition at the Amsterdam RAI.

After a brief introduction to SVG Europe, Cisco’s Bryan Bedford will deliver a presentation about the company’s profound contribution to the technological evolution of sports and entertainment venues worldwide. A session entitled ‘A Foot in the Door’ will find Peter Knowles (Studio Expert), Norbert Labudda (Fulfil Engineering) and Malcolm Robinson (Broadcast Networks) consider the challenges and opportunities of sports venue integration, while ‘Control Room Technologies: HD and Beyond’ will draw on the contributions of panellists Mike Cronk (Grass Valley), Xavier De Vynck (EVS), Paul Glasgow (ChyronHego), Craig Heffernan (Blackmagic Design), Paul Shepherd (LiveU) and Claus Pfeifer (Sony Europe).

The ensuing two sessions will consider two pivotal developments in the audio/video networking debate. AES standards manager Mark Yonge will discuss the benefits for interoperability of the AES67 standard, whilst Rick Kreifeldt – AVnu Alliance chairman/president and Harman International Corporate Technology Group VP research and innovation – will outline the latest developments in certifying products suitable for operation in AVB networks.

After a short break, Charles Dobson (Haivision), Charles ‘Chuck’ Meyer (Miranda) and Mark Yonge will debate next generation video and audio technologies, following which Bob Boster (Clear-Com), Stuart Gillan (RH Consulting) and Stefan Schneider (Ateis Europe) will examine recent progress in venue audio clarity and efficiency.

The busy half-day programme will conclude with a look at the fan experience of sports events, drawing on the input of Carter Holland (NewTek) and John Nemeth (Elemental Technologies).

Panel sessions will be moderated by SVG Europe managing editor David Davies, SVG (US) associate editor Karen Hogan and rAVe Europe editor-in-chief Bob Snyder.

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