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ISCEx2013 details announced

The Institute of Sound and Communications Engineers (ISCE) will hold its ISCEx2013 exhibition and seminar day at Jury's Inn in Milton Keynes, on 5 March.

The Institute of Sound and Communications Engineers (ISCE) will hold its ISCEx2013 exhibition and seminar day at Jurys Inn in Milton Keynes, on 5 March.
This year marks the events 10th anniversary. Entry is free to both the seminar and exhibition (registration required). The schedule includes: 10.00am Digital video Understanding new integrated solutions for digital AV switching and distribution Jim Fitton, senior consultant manager, Extron Electronics Europe In the future, audio contractors will need to learn and adapt as digital video becomes part of the overall audio visual contract. With AV integration in mind, you will need to understand digital signal types, design fundamentals and implementation practices. This seminar will look at the problems that help you deliver, and guide you through, DVI, HDMI and display port transmission technologies. It will elaborate on EDID management and HDCP key management and cover the impact of digital video on AV system design today. Strategies needed to successfully navigate through to A and V integration will be covered. 11.00am Operating low voltage generators Mark Coles, technical regulations manager, The Institute of Engineering and Technology The presentation will cover the operation of low voltage generators for entertainment related purposes. When using low voltage generators, it is necessary to be aware of extraneous and exposed conductive parts of other electrical systems so that the system can be designed and operated safely. Earthing arrangements and the use of earth electrodes will be examined in addition to the use of RCDs. The sizing of protective conductors, for earthing and bonding will also be discussed and the definitions of portable and mobile generators, the requirements of the law, BS 7671 and BS 7909 will be included. 2.15pm Waveform integrity The white paper based on the creation of pure sound Davies Roberts MInstSCE, managing director, Flare Audio Loudspeakers should provide ‘as pure a sound as possible’, to enable an unaltered reproduction of the sound created by the musician. The white paper explains how most loudspeaker designs damage sound through resonance and internal reflection within the cabinet. It also describes how manufacturers have traditionally compensated for this, particularly in the last two decades, by the use of digital correction techniques using DSP. This seminar will cover details of the white paper and the waveform integrity testing. The audience will be invited to give their comments. Read the white paper at
3.30pm AVB for Professional AV Stephen Patterson, regional manager, Biamp Systems AVB is not just a new protocol for audio over Ethernet. It allows audio and video to be sent over Ethernet cables at the same time as data information – and it is not proprietary. This allows it to be integrated with an IT network, making considerable savings on cabling costs. From the client’s point of view, ‘what’s not to like?’ The signs are that AVB could be set for wide spread adoption. This seminar will explore how AVB works and examines the pros and cons. Registration forms and exhibitor information are available on the ISCE website.