SAIT & WABE Present Broadcast Technical Training Seminar

May 15, 2021

by -- Western Association of Broadcast Engineers

SAIT and WABE are proud to present the 2nd. Annual Broadcast Technical Training Seminar being held June 5th. to 9th. at SAIT in Calgary.

This week long technical training keeps the chief engineers and technicians of WABE's television stations technologically up-to-date.

Digital video, compression and DTV transmission including digital video (SDI), digital audio (AES), MPEG compression, MPEG transport streams, IP for broadcast applications, DTV Transmission, cable issues and PSIP issues will be the focus.

Registration fee is $925.00, plus GST, which includes daily lunch and parking. Register in one of three convenient ways:

(1) online at:

(2) e-mail: [email protected]

(3) phone: 403-210-5659

Program Schedule:

Session 1 -- Using Category 5, 5e, 6 for Audio & Video Application and Return Loss Headroom

Monday 8:30am to 12 pm -- Steve Lampen, Belden

Session 2 -- New Broadcasting Diostribution Platforms

Monday 1 pm to 2 pm -- Bernard Caron, Communications

Research Council

Monday 2 pm to 4:30 pm -- Panel Discussion

Session 3 -- DVT 101: MPEG Basics, PSIP and Monitoring

Tuesday 8:30 am to 2 pm -- Dr. Richard Chernock, Triveni Digital

Session 4 -- AES Audio

Tuesday 2:30 pm to 4 pm -- Garry Shepherd, SAIT

Session 5 -- Understanding and Testing Digital Video and MPEG

Wednesday 8:30 am to 5 pm -- Steve Holmes, Tektronix

Session 6 -- Floor Hockey hosted by Matrix Video

Wednesday Evening

Everyone joins in to play floor hockey and then join our friends at Matrix Video for pizza and beer after the game.

Session 7 -- Audio & Video Over IP Issues plus Virtual Private Networks

Thursday 8:30 am to 2 pm -- Richard Christensen, BSE

Session 8 -- The Torino Olympics & Consumer HDTV: Phil's Experience

Thursday 2:30 pm to 4 pm -- Phill Keeling, COCOS & Keeling

Session 9 -- ATSC Digital VSB Measurements

Friday 8 am to 4 pm -- Gary Sgringnoli, DTV Transmissiion Engineer & Consultant


If required, please arrange accommodations at any location you prefer. Some attendees have enjoyed the accommodations listed below:

SAIT Residence, Contact Steve Oliver


Single Room -- $53. per night, including GST & parking

Quad Arrangement-- $165. per night, including GST & parking

Best Western Village Park Inn


Standard Room -- $99. per night, plus tax

Bestern Western Suites Downtown


Junior Suite -- $125. per night, plus tax

King Suite -- $135. per night, plus tax

Two Bedroom Suite -- $155. per night, plus tax

All prices ar subject to change.

Our sincere thanks goes out to the following companies, without their strong support, this training seminar would not be possible


Triveni Digital


Westower Communications Ltd.

Matrix Video Communications Corp.




There are only a limited number of seats--register today!

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