The Society of Broadcast Engineers

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Introduction to Fiber Optic Cables for HD Broadcast


Originally streamed November 9, 2023

This presentation provides an overview of the practical applications for fiber optics in HD AV and broadcast and includes a demonstration of basic fiber optic termination, inspection, and cleaning. We will discuss the different types of fiber optic cables, connectors, and media converters used in these applications, including SMPTE, opticalCON, and tactical fiber products. Installation considerations and maintenance, for inside facility, arenas and other venues, studios, and mobile use will be covered.

Your Instructor

Benjamin Nemser, CEO, Nemal Electronics

Ben NemserBenjamin Nemser founded Nemal Electronics in 1979 and is currently its CEO. Ben graduated from the University of Miami (BBA and JD) in 1981, and holds a FCC General Radio Telephone Certificate as well as an Amateur Extra Class License (WA4DZS). On weekends, Ben trains for marathons and gives flight instruction in business jets. He has more than 45 years of experience in the design, manufacture, installation, and troubleshooting of cable for AV, broadcast, and RF but still learns something new every day.


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Registration and Pricing

This webinar will be approximately 90 minutes long. 

SBE Members: $62

MemberPlus Members FREE

Non-Members: $92

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If you have questions regarding this course, contact Cathy Orosz via email or by phone at 317-846-9000.

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