"Bringing to Light The Changes In The Tower Lighting World" Presented by Kevin Bethke with Lumenserve You are invited to attend the next SBE Chapter 85 meeting on Wednesday March 28th at 1:00 at Johnnies Charcoal Broiler 2652 W Britton Rd. Oklahoma City OK. Lunch will be provided! Kevin Bethke with Lumenserve will discuss Tower Lighting and present "Bringing To Light The Changes In the Tower Lighting World. This includes: * The Rules - The FAA has been changing the rules of compliance for tower lighting. The little known changes will be discussed. * LED Lighting Technology - LEDs have been around for many years, however they are making a big change in the tower lighting world. * Tower Lighting as a Service - The traditional way of delivering tower lighting is also changing. Kevin Bethke is the founding COO of LumenServe, Inc. with over 25 years of sales, marketing, and operations leadership in both start-ups and large companies. Mr. Bethke's experience includes COO of a Wide Area Network and VoIP infrastructure company. Mr. Bethke also served as the CEO of a video content creation and distribution Software as a Service (SaaS) targeted at education organizations and corporations. He has also served as CEO for a talent supply management SaaS provider. While at the above companies, Mr. Bethke lead each to achieve the top ranking for customer service for their respective industry. Mr. Bethke received his MBA from Northern Illinois University and a Bachelor of Science from Southern Illinois University. SBE members, guests and other interested industry professionals are invited to attend. We hope to see you there!
Since early last year (2016), Vizio, a world leader in consumer television/video display systems, has been phasing out the production of television sets with tuners and moving toward the production video display systems without tuners.
Tunerless displays, is the legal term, in order to bypass the federal government's requirement that all TVs have a tuner capable of tuning in local over the air television channels. Removing the capability of an RF connection qualifies the devices as displays, rather than television sets. Basically, all displays that are 4K/UHD capable and are equiped with Vizio's smartcast system are display units, or tunerless TVs.
Complete imformation isn't quite transparent, however, keeping in mind the difference between the terms "TV" and "Display", it appears that the "M" series and the "P" series are all smartcast capable so, are displays and are tunerless. The 32" version of the new Vizio "E" series is a smart TV, but all units of a larger size (43" and up) are smart displays and come with Smartcast. All sizes of the Vizio "D" series are smart TVs, without Smartcast, Some models, but not all, are available with 4K/UHD. I think sales will drive Vizio's decision as to whether to keep the series "D" sets on the market, or to convert them to displays.
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