Sunday, January 31, 2010

Report on BES Expo 2010

The BES Expo 2010 - 16th International Conference & Exhibition on Terrestrial & Satellite Broadcasting was organized at New Delhi from 29th to 31st Jan 2010at halls 8,9 & 11A of Pragati Maidan expo centre. Broadcast Engineering Society (India), the society of broadcast professionals organises this International Conference and Exhibition on Terrestrial & Satellite broadcasting every year. All the previous expo's had a large participation of major broadcast equipment manufacturers and service providers. Over 75 highly reputed organizations, service providers and major broadcast equipment manufacturers from all over the world displayed their
latest state-of-art technologies and services. The event is approved by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India & India Trade Promotion Organisation and supported by Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, Govt of India, Prasar Bharati, The Society of Broadcast Engineers,USA & Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union and endorsed by International Association of Broadcasting Manufacturers.

The event was inaugrated by Ms. Ambika Soni, Hon'ble Minister of Information & Broadcasting, Govt of India on 29th Jan, 2010. Guest of honour were Mr.Raghu Menon, Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting & Mr.B.S.Lalli, CEO,Prasar Bharati.The key note address was delivered by Mr.Sharad Sadhu, Director Technical, ABU.

A workshop on "Use of Innovative Technologies for coverage of games" was organized in which presentations were made by Mr. Peter Kepreotes, Vice-President Technology International, Broadcast Australia & Mr. Nicholas Bourdon, Director Marketing & Communications, EVS.

International players showcased their products, facilities and services. On display were whole range of products like Amplifiers, Antenna Systems(Broadcast, FM & TV), Attenuators, conductors, Antenna testers, Audio measuring & test equipments, Audio mixers, Audio processors, Automation systems & softwares, Broadcast equipments & softwares, Broadband access products, Cables & accessories, Channel automation systems, Compact & digital disc production systems, DTH Systems, DAB Systems, Digital Audio & Video recording systems, Digital storage,archival & retrieval systems, DVB-T Transmitters, Earth stations/systems, Fibre optic solutions/services, Filters & splitters, Frequency monitoring systems, FM Exciters, HD Radio, HDTV, Headphones, Microphones, Mixers, Network management systems, Radio data systems, Radio automation softwares, Scheduling softwares, Satellite receivers, Switchers, Transmitters (AM,FM,TV), Test & Measuring equipments, Virtual Studio, VSAT systems, Wireless systems.

Prasar Bharati ( Broadcasting Corp. of India ) put up a huge stall (1-4) in which latest technical innovations from All India radio & Doordarshan were exhibited.

Among the systems displayed by AIR & DD were :
a) Multichannel DRM Broadcast & comparision with AM
b) SMS Based Remote Monitoring System for Unmanned VLPTs.
c) Glimpse of forthcoming AIR Webcasting & Podcasting services
d) Coverage plans for Commonwealth Games 2010 by AIR/DD
e) Doordarshan's HDTV Plans

Screen shots of AIR Multichannel DRM txn on 6100 KHz

All India Radio Research Department conducted following studies during last year :

· NVIS Propagation measurements in day & night carried out at Delhi, Mathura, Gwalior, Karnal, Patna, Kurukshetra, Lucknow & Aligarh.
· Long distance SW measurements carried out at Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai etc.
· MW DRM simulcast measurements were carried out at Delhi & Moradabad.
· Details survey of DRM transmission in NVIS mode at 6 MHz in under progress.

DRM Future Plans :

All India Radio - Road to digitalization by 2017

During the BES Expo 2010, All India Radio DRM had test transmissions at 0330-1200 UTC for 3 days with multichannel DRM broadcast, 1st channel carried VBS & 2nd channel news/commentary on single freq 6100 kHz.
All India radio plans to introduce wescasting/podcasting services in future
26 MhHz DRM demo Txn by Digidia

Transmitter manufacturer & provider of technology,services & systems, Thomson also participated in this years expo like last year, they displayed their latest DRM solution equipments. Among some of the prominent exhibitors were AGIV, Autodesk, BECIL(Broadcast Engineering Consultants India Ltd.), Broadcast Electronics USA, Broadcast & Cablesat, CAT-5 Broadcast, CDG Broadcast, Digital Broadcast, Eiden Japan, Falcon Technologies, Harris, Masstech Canada, Qualcomm India Pvt. Ltd., Radio Frequency System, Radio Systems Inc., Royal Broadcasting, Sennheiser India, Sony, Rohde & Schwarz, Shaf Broadcast & Winmedia,Singapore.

A conference was also held for which theme was "Broadcasters & New Media Technologies" at Pragati Maidan,New Delhi. Some of the prominent speakers were - Peter Kepreotes, Vice-President Technology International, Broadcast Australia, Nicholas Bourdon, Director Marketing & Communications, EVS, Philip Nottle, Sony, Nils Ahrens, Rohde & Schwartz, Martyn Horspool, Harris, S.R.Aggarwal, Engr-In-Chief, AIR, Vineeta Dwivedi,Project Director, DRM, Lindsay Cornell, Principal System Architect,BBC,Joseph Troxler, MD, Thomson,T.V.B.Subramanyam, Sr.Programme Manager, Analog Devices, John Abdnour,Nautel, Jean Frncois Kipp, Transradio. Vikas Singhal, Venera Technologies etc........

1 comment:

  1. Dear Alokesh da,

    Thank you so much for your detailed report and pictures on BES Expo`10.

    It`s a real pleasure to know so much about this wonderful exhibition.

    Keep up the good work.


    Rajdeep Das.