February Section Meeting



February 2014

Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 (Two weeks later than usual)

Time: 7:30 PM

Location: ENCO Systems, Inc. 29444 Northwestern Highway Southfield, MI 48034. Enter at the rear-most south-side door.

Subject: Closed-Captioning of IP-Delivered Video Content

Speaker: Dave Turner, ENCO Systems

Did you know that the FCC revised its regulations to require closed captioning of IP-delivered video programming that is published or exhibited on television with captions? The FCC believes the benefits to deaf or hard of hearing consumers outweigh the affected entities’ costs of compliance. In the past your choices for captioning LIVE Web and TV broadcasts were limited to being very expensive and labor-intensive. We invite you to come learn about a captioning product that provides an easier, more cost effective choice – enCaption3 by ENCO. We’ll share the latest on this emerging technology front as well as recent developments in regulatory changes regarding closed captioning. As producers of content for television or Internet broadcast, you may be obliged by these regulations that require you to caption your output for hearing impaired viewers.

ENCO executive VP Dave Turner will discuss the fully automated captioning system for LIVE video and TV broadcasts. enCaption 3 uses an enhanced speaker independent neural network based speech recognition engine to evaluate and transcribe your audio in near real-time. He will also discuss the audio for video technologies used in ENCO’s DADtv product, the most advanced instant audio playout and management system for live and production television. DADtv is currently used for sound effects and scoring at Saturday Night Live in surround, as well as other networks including ESPN, CNN, QVC, CTV, Fox News, and many more.

ENCO Systems provides world class radio automation, audio for video, and automated captioning solutions to the broadcast and A/V industry. ENCO has been delivering quality solutions to markets on six continents for over 30 years. SMPTE was recently informed that a couple of entry level technical support positions are available at ENCO, so this is a great opportunity for graduating students of broadcasting or media technology programs to get exposure to this technology and the people who hire in our industry.

David T. Turner started in Broadcasting in 1972 while a freshman in High School. His extensive background in radio and television broadcasting includes disc jockey, transmitter supervisor, chief engineer, technical director, operations supervisor, and facility design engineer. Mr. Turner is a contributing author to the NAB Engineering Handbook and has been a guest Speaker at NAB, SBE and SMPTE conferences. David has a BSEE from the University of Michigan, an FCC First Class Radio Telephone Operator license and an Extra Class Amateur Radio Operator license. He is currently Executive Vice President of ENCO Systems, Inc. of Southfield, Michigan where he directs their efforts to develop software based solutions for the Broadcast industry.

Managers meeting (All Invited): 5:30p at the Rams Horn Restaurant, 26200 West 12 Mile Rd., Southfield, MI, just east of Northwestern Highway. Please RSVP to Louis at auxecutive dot com

Non-members and guests welcome – No admission charge

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