Next|Streaming Tech is FREE to Attend at GV Expo!

Join us on December 3rd and 4th in Washington D.C.
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GV Expo is Washington's largest technology event for pro video, broadcast, and AV professionals. This show offers great opportunities to network and learn from industry professionals in the video field. Register today and access your Complimentary Exhibit Hall which gives you access to the entire exhibit hall floor along with many sessions in the Presentation Theater, including the entire Next|Streaming Tech track!

New formats, encoders, storage/delivery technologies abound, but which ones are right for you?  Hear the latest update on current and emerging solutions and how they could streamline your streaming workflow.

Check out the schedule for Next|Streaming Tech below and register here to access this free program.

Wednesday, December 3rd

10:00 am – 11:00 am

How to Produce Live Interactive Video Content

David Virag, Director of Systems Solutions, Neusoft America

Structured video allows video content to become more ‘intelligent’ and add greater value to the end consumer of content. By adding advanced semantics, information aggregation, and structuralization, we can enhance the experience for watching and learning using video and multimedia.  Intelligent use of new user interfaces combined with media aggregation, enhanced audience participation feedback, recommendations, and associated field experts can provide a more encompassing experience and enhance the effectiveness of video consumption for business, training, education, and entertainment to change the way people will use multimedia.

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Video Watermarking and Fingerprinting for Global Broadcast Monitoring

Wim Bus, Sr VP of Fingerprinting and Watermarking, Civolution

Audio/Video Watermarking and Fingerprinting technologies are used for many different applications. Well-known examples include Shazam to identify songs playing on the radio based on Audio Fingerprinting, forensic watermarking to track the source of illegal content distribution, and second screen applications synchronized with TV broadcasts. This session will explain the distributed network of 2200 global TV stations, as well as that network’s individual components, that make watermarking and fingerprinting technology feasible. Also explored will be the central platform where all content-identification processing and reporting takes place. Sample data will be shared to show existing and potential use cases.

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Visit Government Video Expo!

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Lunch + Keynote (TBA)

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Update on Cellular Streaming Technology Using a Single Cellular Modem

Joseph Giardina, CEO/CTO, SI RF Systems, Inc.

Learn about the latest in single modem technology in ENG using tailored encoding and RF techniques. We will demonstrate the ability to transmit a Breaking News story at 720p using only 256k of bandwidth.  By paying attention to details, the recovered stream is a highly defined video source suitable for high quality surveillance or retransmission.

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Advanced Delivery Processes

Lenny Melamedas, EVP, AdGorilla

Discuss next generation technologies for delivering targeted information across networks that allow content to be delivered to the right person at the right time, based upon a number geo, demo and other integrated data points.   Learn about the analysis that must be done to choose these technologies that deliver effective ROI, key data points to consider for this analysis, and how to build a model that compares your needs vs benefits that make sense in this environment.

Thursday, December 4th

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Comparing HEVC, MPEG-2, and H.264

Tom Pflaum, Director of Solutions and Technical Sales 

HEVC (also known as H.265) promises significant quality improvements and bit rate savings, from mobile phones to 4K distribution. But what bit rates are appropriate for different frame sizes, and how does the quality compare to H.264 and MPEG-2?   This session will provide practical data comparing HEVC with MPEG-2 and H.264, and will suggest recommended HEVC encoding settings. First, the paper will explore what HEVC bit rates are necessary to achieve similar quality to common H.264 and MPEG-2 distribution formats for cable, IPTV and mobile distribution. Next, quality will be measured when encoding HEVC at the same bit rates as the above H.264 and MPEG-2 formats. Both sets of tests will be done on a variety of material including sports, news, and movies, to provide “real-world” practical information on the quality and bit rate savings offered by HEVC. Finally, the data will be merged with an analysis of HEVC’s new coding capabilities to create recommended encoding settings for various resolutions, and different types of material.

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Advances in Un-Bonded Camera-Based Video Streaming

Edgar Shane, General Manager of Engineering, JVC Professional Products

The “live” shot is a staple of many news broadcasts. For decades, satellite and microwave trucks have made it possible for local and national news to share the immediacy of the moment on location with their audiences. Over the past few years, bonded cellular signal transmission – which relies on multiple modems – has also become a viable alternative for live coverage through portable backpack systems coupled with laptops. Now, recent advances in cellular networks and error correction are making un-bonded cellular transmission a reality. Connection to a single mobile hotspot can reliably deliver live HD transmissions back to the station – no backpack, no laptop, and no cables. This cost effective choice is fundamentally changing how stations produce their live shots. The same technology is now affordable and available to government facilities as well. This presentation will explain the technological advances that h ave made un-bonded cellular backhaul a legitimate option for a wide range of applicatiions, detail the technology’s advantages and disadvantages, and provide a realistic ROI comparison between transmission options.

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Smart Assets – AutoCataloging Multimedia Content

David Virag, Director, System Solutions, Neusoft America

On-demand news services require pre-processing prior to distribution to extract news snippets or clips in small bites on very specific topics of interest. News cataloging is a process to extract news feeds and break into distinct subject categories so that they can be grouped together and easily extracted and tagged in relation to other similar content topics.

Historical approaches to managing news and content feeds have been to use labor intensive manual processes that tend to be costly and subject to the variation of human judgment. New technology allows for automating these processes by taking information from a variety of sources to intelligently and automatically classify and catalog video content with great accuracy. Smart searching of the content catalogs can quickly and easily bring the most desirable and related video and audio information as desired by the end user.

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Solving the Challenges of Delivering Content Over IT Infrastructures

Karl Kuhn, Sr Video Applications Engineer, Tektronix

This session will give a tutorial on the practical aspects of the challenges in maintaining acceptable levels of Quality of Service (QoS) and Quality of Experience (QoE) of video content delivered over IT infrastructures. It will build a foundation on the IT fundamentals and explain how to use monitoring and analysis tools to assist in understand the following concepts: Network loading, Packet loss, Bursting, Jitter, Quality of Service (QoS)  vs. Quality of Experience (QoE), Video on Demand, Video Over IP, Multicast Joining, Streaming Media, Over the Top (OTT).

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Getting the Most Out of Your Content: Media Management for the Enterprise

David Russin, Manager of Video Enterprise Solutions, MassTech Group

When it comes to video production, aggregation, and distribution, content is king… but only if you can actually put that content to work. What good is amassing a large library of content if you can’t use it? How do you find what you need quickly, and how can you store your ever-increasing, high-resolution content without breaking the bank? Media asset management can solve these problems by intelligently managing the storage and movement of your content, and by giving users secure access to metadata, wherever they might be working, using the tools they already know. This enables users to remain focused on the creative process, creating and leveraging the content that drives your organization.

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Next|Networking Roundtables & Reception

Bring your problems and challenges to a series of roundtable discussions on current technology and business issues.  Have a few drinks, make new business connections, and walk away with solutions!


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