The Society of Broadcast Engineers

The Association for Broadcast and Multimedia Technology Professionals

SIP Series, Module 1: Introduction to Voice Over IP/SIP Technology Systems

Originally streamed Sept. 16, 2021 

Module 1 kicks off this four-part SIP series and is designed specifically to provide introductory knowledge of VoIP and related protocols as they relate specifically to broadcast applications. The practical capabilities and application of VoIP and SIP in broadcast facilities and relevant topics like choke lines and audio quality, will be discussed.

This educational presentation will be useful for broadcast technologists with little to no direct experience with VoIP, as well as for those who are currently tasked with maintaining VoIP systems but would like to gain a deeper understanding of the underlying technology. It will serve as a basis for the topics discussed in the future SIP Series modules.

Your Instructors

Shaun Dolan, Partner, Inrush Broadcast Services
Kirk Harnack, CBRE, CBNE, Telos Alliance

Shaun DolanShaun Dolan is a partner at Inrush Broadcast Services, a technology integration firm. He focuses on delivering the benefits of virtualized architectures while incorporating tried-and-true broadcast technology. His team provides turnkey project management, solutions consulting, and outsourced engineering support to respected media creators across the US. Previously, Shaun was a product manager at Telos Alliance, where his team developed a new virtualized broadcast talk show system and managed the VoIP product line.

Kirk HarnackKirk Harnack, CBRE, CBNE, brings 40 years of hands-on experience in broadcast engineering and education to his position as senior solutions consultant at the Telos Alliance. His expertise in putting technology to work in broadcast facilities has driven notable expansion in IP-Audio and other new technology adoption. He currently serves on the SBE Board of Directors. 


SBE Recertification Credit

The completion of a 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 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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