Gordon Kapes, president of Studio Technologies, talks about the upcoming NAB Show and what to expect from Studio Technologies.
Q What new products/services has your company introduced since last years’ NAB?
A We have begun shipping our first products that are compliant with the emerging SMPTE ST 2110-suite of standards. There were many technical challenges that we had to tackle along the way, but the strong results have made the effort worthwhile. We're excited to have the '2110 units (our Model 5512 Interface and Model 5518 Mic/Line Interface) on site at NAB and being installed in high-profile applications. We look forward to learning from the initial group of users and support personnel.
Q Finish the sentence: 2019 will be the production industry's year of -
A reflection - where is the technology headed, how mature are the new offerings, and can an all-IP facility provide me with better results and still be cost-effective?
Q What motivating factor drives you to continue innovating year after year?
A We really enjoy working with people in the field, learning about their needs and working hard at coming up with solutions. Seeing what a team of people can accomplish when they have the same goal can be very rewarding.
Q How would you describe the energy around this years’ NAB show?
A I think that attendees are going to be eager to learn. Schedules will be filled with lots of must-see exhibitors that will keep people busy exploring all that they can. I think everyone knows that big changes are in the offing and keeping up is critical. Both large and small firms must be ready to help educate attendees, providing them with solid and accurate information about their offerings.
Q How has NAB evolved over the years?
A NAB has always supported the industry by monitoring trends and helping to educate the people responsible for building, maintaining, and using facilities. The pace of technological change has quickened and NAB has done the same.
Q Where can we find you on the show floor?
A We'll be in Booth C7049 - that's in the Central Hall, close to the doors to the outside exhibits.