Broadcast engineering, newsroom staff, first responders and students are invited to drop by The OConsortium Technology Tour, which will make stops in Michigan beginning this next week.  The tour is a demonstration of the newest ATSC 3.0 technology contained in a Mobile Demonstration Unit and more. It is glass-to-glass showing how this technology can be deployed in broadcast stations and used by first responders.

There will be three stops in Michigan, one in Negaunee (Marquette) on 11/9; Kalamazoo on 11/11; and Detroit on 11/15.

There is so much tech in one space because it is a cloud to ground, ground to cloud experience allowing more data to transfer both ways, something that was not possible even ten years ago.

With ATSC 3.0 NextGen stations being deployed across the country now, it is the time to see what is out there that actually exists and how it can be helpful. Even if you are not a NextGen station, the new technology and how it works in the cloud securely and quickly is something not to miss.

During our demonstration, Jim Ocon will show how the technologies work together or “workflow.” The OConsortium was created to build workflows and connect technologies together to create an advantage or solve a problem for the end user.

Supporting sponsors including the major standards organizations (SBE, ATSC, SMPTE and AWARN), new and known technology groups (such as Dejero, Panasonic, Aveco, TaTa Communications, QComm/QForce, Persistent Systems, Televese and Riedel) and last but not least, one broadcast network lab (Sinclair Broadcast Group/One Media Labs).

Tour stops are as follows:

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 – 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at WLUC-TV, 177 US-41 East, Negaunee, Michigan.  MAP
Thursday, November 11, 2021 – 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the WWMT Towers, 12672 Chief Noonday Rd (W M-179), Wayland, Michigan. MAP
Monday, November 15, 2021 – 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at  WWJ-TV/WKBD-TV, 26905 W. 11 Mile Rd Detroit, Michigan. MAP

Each spot includes a free lunch and a raffle.  Register for one of the tour stops here.