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The demands on audio professionals are constantly evolving: more channels, bigger stages, more complex RF conditions, faster setup. And no compromises, ever. Sennheiser wireless transmission expertise helps audio professionals meet these challenges each and every day – and we are happy to share our knowledge and provide insights into how our customers overcame the challenges posed by ever-increasing demands in audio industry.
About the speaker
Jonas Næsby is an application engineer with a profound background in wireless RF technology and frequency management. Since joining Sennheiser over a decade ago, he was involved in numerous designing, implementation and management activities concerning some of the most complex wireless systems in the world. These include, but not limited to, Eurovision Song Contest, Melodi Grand Prix shows, Folkemødet (Danish version of Almedalsveckan) as well as theater, broadcast and conference venue installations. Being in a constant contact with European Supervisory Authorities, particularly in Nordic countries, Jonas is one of the most sought-after technical consultants and RF trainers in Northern Europe.
Jonas Næsby, Customer Development & Application Engineer – Sennheiser
Room 1: 10:30–11:15
Radio frequencies and signal transmission: the art of managing large scale live production events
The Internet is everywhere and makes it possible to broadcast TV live in a more cost-effective way than through traditional satellite and fiber. More and more live broadcasts are therefore becoming realistic to carry out. However, the Internet does not guarantee that all data will arrive with high quality and short delay. This seminar highlights the most important things to think about in order to broadcast live TV over the internet and to minimize the risks of interruption, how Intinor implemented this in its products and how a major events can be live-produced and broadcast with a limited budget. You also get to take part in a case where we take a closer look at the problems that can arise and how we can solve these in a smart and cost-effective way.
About the speaker
Daniel is responsible for Nordic sales and marketing at Intinor. In this role, he helps small and large customers with the challenges of broadcasting video over the Internet.
Daniel Lundstedt, Regional Sales Manager – Intinor
Room 2: 10:30–11:15
Broadcast television live over the internet
What are the real opportunities and obstacles when combining different network-based solutions?
AES67 is an interoperability standard for audio transmission supported by Dante, Ravenna and other Layer3 AoIP protocols. And what do I need to know about Layer2 formats such as AVB or Soundgrid? This seminar compares the standard with actual implementations and highlights potential pitfalls and solutions.
The presentation gives a brief overview and describes issues and shows some practical solutions for successfully combining different standards that at the same time offer maximum redundancy levels.
Lorenzo Sassi, Product Specialist – DirectOut Technologies
Room 1: 11:30–12:15
Audio over IP (AoIP) and network-based audio technologies in real life
It is very important that your intercom works hassle free in all situations whether it be in broadcast, theatres or other productions. It can sometimes even be a question of life and death.
Tobias Kronenwett from Riedel gives a presentation and overview of the current challenges in wireless intercom today and for the future.
The focus is on DECT frequency solutions and Tobias will explain different approaches which are possible and already in use.
Tobias Kronenwett, Area Manager – Riedel
Room 2: 11:30–12:15
Challenges and solutions in modern wireless intercom
What if sound in our daily life could be dealt with the same dignity as Pharrell Williams latest hit record?
Though our sense of hearing is an essential part of life, far more resources are spent on the visual appeal of products and environments.
A well concieved sound concept reinforces the visual experience. But if sound and visuals work against each other, the product and the environment loses its value dramatically.
Martin Hallberg is one of Europe’s most renowned and awarded sound designers. In this seminar, Martin will explain the importance of a balanced sound environment – and why you should prioritize sound.
Martin Hallberg, Sound Designer – ÅF Sound & Vibration
Room 1: 12:30–13:15
Prioritize sound – or suffer the consequences
During this seminar we will go through and explain all the the new features of the grandMA3 software as well as explain and give examples of how to use the new file formats: General Device Type (GDTF) and MVR (My Virtual Rig).
The GDTF file format was developed by Vectorworks, Robe Lighting, MA Lighting along with other participants, to simplify the management of fixture files through CAD, visualization and on to a light table.
The file format MVR (My Virtual Rig) is used to share both 3D and fixture data between light tables, visualizers, CAD programs or similar tools. The format is based on GDTF.
About the speaker
Daniel has worked as a lighting technician and designer at rental companies, tours, theaters and events since 2000. Interest in MA Lighting's system has been great since Västerås Konserthus chose to invest in a grandMA in 2001. For two years he has worked as a technical support and seller for Gobo A/S.
Daniel Löfgren, Technical Support and Seller – Gobo A/S
Room 2: 12:30–13:15
The new MA3 software and the new open file formats GDTF and MVR
The amount of show data sent around a stage today is growing rapidly. The demands get higher
and higher. How do we setup a steady network that can keep up with the growing demands? How do we manage and control all this data? Can we take more advantage by combining multiple disciplines like lighting data, IP based intercom and audio on the same network?
About the speaker
Henk-Jan has long experience as lighting system designer/engineer on large shows and events,
always seeking the best way to set up reliable and maintainable networks.
Henk-Jan Blok, Support and Application specialist – ELC lighting/GreenGO
Room 2: 13:30–14:15
How do we take advantage of modern networks and keep control?
Eurovision Song Contest unites people all over the world, and attracts an audience that reaches a staggering number of viewers. Behind this massive production is a swede who has established himself as an institution in the entertainment industry: Ola Melzig.
As the Head of Production for Eurovision Song Contest for many years, Ola has been the guy who makes the biggest music contest in the world happen.
During this seminar, Ola will take you on an exciting journey on how a demanding organisation like the Eurovision Song Contest takes form. From the initial planning, to a product ready for broadcast.
Ola Melzig, Head of production – Eurovision Song Contest
Room 1: 14:00–16:00
Creating the world’s biggest song competition
This presentation will guide you through how the Software Defined Video over Ethernet Alliance are leading the way with AV across a standard Ethernet architecture. The SDVoE Alliance has seen a healthy growth in membership month on month and the SDVoE Academy has been welcoming over 1200 new students in the past year who are keen to learn more about this exciting technology. With over 750 certified design partners the SDVoE Alliance is already more than just the Matrix Transformed.
About the speaker
Matt Dodd is the CEO of Clavia Group, a training and video marketing company which specialises in the AV and IT marketplaces. Matt is also Head of Education for the SDVoE Alliance and he and his team are responsible for the SDVoE Academy, working with the Alliance and its members to create brand new video education content each week to publish on the academy website.
Matt Dodd, CEO of Clavia Group & Head of Education for the SDVoE Alliance