Taste of NAB Roadshow
May 31, 2010 – Engineers, grab your Blackberries. Scroll down to an open summer date on your calendar and plug in The Taste of NAB Roadshow. It’s back!
Co-sponsored by LBA Technology, the roadshow is returning for a 9th year, bringing to broadcast engineers and technicians where they live the latest electronic equipment and ideas showcased in Las Vegas at the National Association of Broadcasters convention.
The traveling exhibit and educational forum hits the road this week (May 11) in Portland, Ore. Before it comes to the end of the road in the middle of September, host Larry Bloomfield and his fellow roadshow presenters will have crisscrossed the continental United States.
Fifty-three one-day programs are scheduled at stops in about 30 states. It is an ambitious undertaking, which Bloomfield justifies as necessary “so that some of the new technology from the NAB convention will get out to the grassroots engineers that didn’t make it to the big one in the desert.”
Organizers stress that the roadshow is not a sales event. Rather, it is an informational platform. The team of presenters will introduce such breakthrough technology as the Kathrein-Schomandl ADAM3000 analog / digital TV Analyzer and MSK-200 TV Analyzer and health-protecting SafeOne Personal RF Monitor, as well as the new Taref3 10MHz GPS Frequency Reference by German manufacturer R.A.M. Gmbh. Because these pieces of test equipment are exclusively distributed by LBA Technology, an LBA consultant will be on hand at many of the presentations.
The programs often are coordinated with local chapters of the Society of Broadcast Engineers, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the Society of Motion Pictures and Television Engineers. Some chapters have been known to turn the event into a barbecue social. Yet food is not why thousands of engineers have turned the roadshow into a main attraction; they show up each year to see the newest equipment, hear technical presentations, compare notes with their peers – and only then maybe eat a little.
Attendees also will have a chance to win door prizes. LBA Technology is sponsoring two $50 Amazon gift cards.
Because West Coast broadcast engineers are first in line for the roadshow, they had better check the Taste of NAB schedule today. The calendar of local presentations is at http://tech-notes.tv/Taste_of_NAB.html. Check the itinerary for contact details and specific addresses.