Chapter 56 Minutes – 10-21-20

SBE Chapter 56 Meeting Minutes of October 21, 2020

Virtual Meeting – Zoom Conference
(joint meeting with OKC, OK and D/FW, TX)

Program:  Fiber Optics for HD Broadcast – Ben Nemser with Nemal Electronics:

The presentation includes video, slides, and live demonstration, and provides an overview of the applications for Fiber Optics in TV and Radio Broadcast. We will discuss the different types of fiber optic cables, connectors, and Media Converters used in broadcast applications, including SMPTE, opticalCON, and Tactical Fiber products. We will also cover installation considerations and maintenance, both for inside plant as well as for mobile broadcast. Next, we will demonstrate cleaning and testing procedures including interferometry and insertion loss, with the opportunity to ask any questions.

Nemal Electronics is an active member of SBE as well as NAB, Avixa, and NAMM, and designs and manufactures a wide range of standard and custom AV, RF, and broadcast cables for most of the principal camera manufacturers and broadcast networks throughout the Americas. headquarters and manufacturing facilities are located in Miami, Florida.

Benjamin Nemser founded Nemal Electronics in 1979 and is currently its CEO. Ben graduated from University of Miami (BBA and JD) in 1981, and holds a FCC General Radio Telephone Certificate as well as an Amateur Extra Class License (WA4DZS). He is also a bizjet captain, flight instructor, and distance runner, and holds the rank of Major in the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary, Civil Air Patrol. Ben has more than 45 years of experience in the design, manufacture, installation, and troubleshooting of cabling systems for AV, Broadcast, and RF.

Joining us for the discussion will be Daniel Ritts,  the VP of Engineering at Nemal, and is a leading expert on broadcast fiber optic cables. Danny has more than 35 years of experience in planning, building, and testing SMPTE and opticalCON cabling systems for HDTV camera infrastructure and mobile broadcast. Danny has designed and built large scale SMPTE camera interconnect systems for many of the leading US TV networks including NBC, Telemundo, Univision, and others.