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Stan Moote named CTO for IABM

The IABM (International Association of Broadcast Manufacturers) has tapped Stan Moote as its CTO. Moote began his television career in 1977 while interning as a plant engineer for CFTO-TV in Toronto, during the co-op component of his engineering degree from University of Waterloo. In 1980, he co-founded Digi-tel, Inc. and was responsible for the design and development of various digital video products before bringing his talents to bear at Leitch in 1984.

Moore was involved in the SMPTE Digital Video Standards Committee meetings creating CCIR-601 and continued his standardization work on video transport by being on the VSF (Video Services Forum) board of directors, 2001 to 2004. Stan is an active member of the ‪NATAS Technical Emmy Committee.

While holding VP/CTO positions at Leitch and Harris, he focused on workflow solutions, new technology, standardization and interoperability on a global basis. Moote developed several patents including scrambling systems, data monitoring, multi-viewer, router processors and IPTV systems.

Peter White, CEO of the IABM says, “Stan’s appointment comes at a time when the IABM is experiencing growth in both its membership and events delivery. Stan will contribute to IABM’s technology thought leadership and will assume responsibility for the development and scope of technical boards, committees, technology events and assist and formulate growth strategies in the North American and APAC regions.”

“The future direction of the broadcast and media industries is heavily based on quickly changing technologies,” says Moote. “With a strong member base, IABM is poised to give clear understanding of the issues that need to be addressed to keep the industry strong. I urge the membership’s CTOs and technical VPs to contact me directly, so we can work together helping end users meet their strategic goals.”

In related news, Moote, is set to be awarded the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers SMPTE 2015 Digital Processing Medal Award. First established in 2012, the SMPTE Digital Processing Medal Award recognizes significant technical achievements related to the development of digital processing of content for motion picture, television, games or other related media. Moote will receive the 2015 award for development of the first reliable video/audio scrambling system for composite analog video and analog audio in the early 1980s. This system digitized the analog signal, scrambled it, and reconstructed an analog signal that could be transmitted over satellite or microwave links with complete security. The system was granted both Canadian and US patents. Moote subsequently went on to serve as president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Leitch Technology International before returning to engineering management. He also assisted in the invention of the video multiviewer, for which he received a patent. Moote became chief technology officer (CTO) at Leitch just before its acquisition by Harris Corporation.

IABM webinar breaks down Tech Emmy application process

The IABM is hosted an interactive webinar this week about the requirements for winning a technical Emmy Award. The Road to Winning a Technical Emmy explored the scope of the Outstanding Achievement in Technology and Engineering Development Award, including the nomination process, committee selection procedures and a review of the Emmy usage policy.

Broadcast vet Stan Moote (pictured), who has been actively involved with the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Engineering & Technology Committee for two decades, was the presenter.

“The Emmy is one of the industry’s most iconic and sought-after awards,” reports Peter White, CEO, IABM. “It not only represents support of arts and science in television, it also means that having an Emmy statuette on your stand at a trade show, or in a display case in your office, reinforces your expertise and competency to both customers and peers.

“However, many IABM members don’t understand the process and shy away from entering as they consider it too complicated and the goal of winning the Emmy unachievable. This webinar is seeking to change that, to help organizations within the broadcast and media supply industry get their achievements recognized.”

While the webinar was free to those who signed up, it will be archived for IABM members to access going forward.