Manufacturer Musings: Scott Barella, Utah Scientific
Utah Scientific CTO Scott Barella thinks more attention needs to be focused on how to trim heat out of designs and core processing engines if the industry is going to reverse climate change.
Name: Scott Barella
Job title: Chief technical officer
Company: Utah Scientific
Number of IBCs you’ve attended? 8
What will be the big technology trends at this year’s IBC?
The TR-03 (also known as AIMS or SMPTE 2110) standard for studio video over IP will finally be ready and will demonstrate true interoperability, which has been the missing link regarding this topic. I also think that people will discuss 4K using 12G, single-link SDI coax along with the consolidation of four 3G links.
What will Utah Scientific be highlighting at IBC?
We will be highlighting AIMS/SMPTE 2110/TR-03, SMPTE 2022-6, and 12G 4K SDI.
What do you think is the biggest challenge facing the TV industry right now?
I think one of the big challenges is IP education for the industry. Currently we have a lot of acronyms and words but not too much in the way of actual classroom time to bring engineers and sales teams up to speed on a very complicated subject. While we have made a lot of progress, there is much to discuss.
Given that the RAI is two meters below sea level, what is your business doing to address climate change?
Utah Scientific has been extremely active in “green” technology and, in fact, makes one of the most efficient power supplies in the business. More attention needs to focus on how to trim heat out of designs and core processing engines. We take this matter very seriously.
What are you top tips for trade show survival?
Lots of rest and lots of water. One tip is to travel with a small supply of the medicines you take for granted, such as pseudoephedrine and other medicines that you take from time to time when a cold threatens. It’s not always easy to find these things when you travel.
Your favourite place(s) in Amsterdam to unwind and why?
My favourite spots are just outside the RAI in the small restaurants that surround the convention centre. These spots always provide a fun place to relax and share stories with colleagues.