The Society of Broadcast Engineers

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IP Networking, Part 6: An Introduction to IP Multicast

A webinar to help you prepare for the CBNE Certification

Instructional Method: Online, On-Demand Webinar


The IP Networking webinar series continues with Part 6 focusing on an Introduction to IP Multicast. IP multicast is a unique aspect of IP networking technology that provides one-to-many communications between a source IP host and numerous subscriber IP hosts. The use of IP multicast for delivery of real-time media content often finds widespread use in the broadcast facility.

This webinar focuses on understanding multicast terminology, the addressing utilized, and the basics of switching and routing in a multicast IP network. Practical implementation examples to deliver AoIP and IPTV content will be utilized to illustrate the theoretical concepts presented.

The IP Networking Webinar Series focuses on enhancing the broadcast engineers’ knowledge of the technology and practical concepts of IP networking in the broadcast facility. In addition, the webinar series provides an excellent tutorial for those preparing for SBE networking certifications such as the CBNE.

Webinar Outline

  • Introduction to IP Multicast Terminology
  • The Multicast Group
  • Multicast Addressing
    • Layer 2 Address
    • Class D Layer 3 Address
  • Multicast Switching & Routing
  • Broadcast Deployment Examples
    • AoIP Systems
    • IPTV Systems
  • Summary / Q & A
  • Reference Documents

About Your Instructor – Wayne M. Pecena, CPBE, 8-VSB, AMD, DRB, CBNE

Wayne PecenaWayne Pecena is the assistant director of educational broadcast services in the Office of Information Technology at Texas A&M University. In this position, he serves as the director of engineering of TTVN: The Enterprise Videoconference and Data Network serving the Texas A&M University System and Public Broadcast stations KAMU-TV and KAMU-FM serving the Brazos Valley area. He is responsible for leading technology implementation for the enterprise network of the Texas A&M University System, supporting more than 150 IP data locations and more than 350 videoconference sites within Texas and internationally. In addition, Wayne is responsible for broadcast technology implementation at KAMU. He has more than 35 years of broadcast telecommunications experience and holds BS and MS degrees from Texas A&M University. He is a licensed Private Pilot and holds Amateur Radio Operator License N1WP.

SBE Recertification Credit

The completion of this webinar from Webinars by SBE qualifies for 1 credit, identified under Category I of the Recertification Schedule for SBE Certifications. 

Registration and Pricing   

This webinar is approximately one hour long.

SBE Members: $62

SBE MemberPlus Members FREE

Non-Members: $92

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Bring this Presenter to Your Area

The Society of Broadcast Engineers is working with select industry professionals, including Wayne Pecena, to be a part of the new SBE Technical Presenters Group. For a reasonable fee and travel expenses, groups such as state broadcasters associations, broadcasting companies, SBE chapters and others have the opportunity to include one of these speakers in their next engineering conference, or as a trainer for their engineering staff. Speakers from the SBE Technical Presenters Group are generally available to speak across the country. Click here for details on how to confirm Wayne Pecena at your program.


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