Keeping in pace with the technological advancements
made in the field of Broadcasting and Communication, BES (I) Chennai
Chapter had organized a one day seminar on the theme “Broadcasting
– Emerging Technologies in Mobile World” on
8th September, 2006 at Hotel Ambassador Pallava, Chennai. This was
a grand yearly event of BES (I) Chennai Chapter that witnessed an
overwhelming response from its members and delegates.
Hon’ble Shri Justice P Sathasivam, Judge, High Court, Madras
was the Chief Guest of the inaugural session. In his inaugural address,
Justice Sathasivam explained about the spectacular progress made
in the field of Broadcasting industry. He stated that though advancements
made in Technologies deserve appreciation, every new technology
is a double edged weapon as it has got both advantages and disadvantages,
hence it should be handled diligently and put to use for the welfare
and upliftment of the society. He explained how these new technologies
could be misused and exploited to infringe upon the privacy of the
people. He called upon the experts to act vigorously and vigilantly
so that the technological innovations and benefits derived from
them rest with the people free of any harm.
Dr. D Viswanathan, Vice Chancellor, Anna University, Chennai presided
over the function and delivered the Keynote address. In his Keynote
address the Vice Chancellor observed that India should attain self-sufficiency
technologically by indigenizing the latest technologies in the field
of communication and broadcasting. He also cautioned the younger
generation that these technologies should be used for legitimate
and lawful purposes and the adverse impacts that these technologies
can bring, will prove havoc if not handled properly. He stressed
the need for taking lakhs of students across the country in the
right path in different field of education to make country’s
flag fly high in the international arena. He also released the souvenir,
which was brought out on this occasion.
Shri N S Ganesan, Engineer-in-Chief, Doordarshan in his special
address stressed upon the importance of the content for the success
of these technologies. He explained how the content and carrier
are inter-oven and for the success of broadcasting both are essential.
He stated, with the advancement of these technologies, the digital
divide is getting bridged and the technological gap between
‘rich and the poor’, ‘have and have nots’
‘urban and rural’ are getting narrowed down. He called
upon the Technologists and Engineers to ensure these technologies
“reach the unreached”. He also inaugurated
the Exhibition organized at the Seminar Hall.
Shri S Ramaswamy, Chairman BES (I) Chennai Chapter, welcomed the
dignitaries and Shri N Thiyagarajan, Secretary BES (I) Chennai Chapter,
proposed vote of thanks at the end of the inaugural session.
The inaugural session was followed by technical sessions on the
topics “Digital Video Broadcasting -- Handheld devices”
chaired by Shri Rahul Nera, Country Manager India, Director Business
Development-South Asia and Singapore, IRDETO and “3G
& Beyond” chaired by Shri P.S.Sundaram, Managing
Director, Technomedia Solutions Pvt. Ltd., Eminent speakers from
Shaf Broadcast, Doordarshan, BEL, BSNL, Sasken Communication Technologies
Limited, ITTIAM Systems, INFOSYS Technologies made presentations
on DVB-H, DVB-T, IPTV, 3-G, DMB and other upcoming technologies
The third session was a panel discussion on the topic “Opportunities,
Challenges & social impacts” of these emerging
technologies. This session was chaired by Shri P.Mohanadoss, Chief
Engineer (Retired) of AIR TV. Experts from MIDAS Communication Technology,
Research & Development of AIR & DD, FEDCOT and Public Activist
participated in this programme that was very well received by the
Equipment manufacturers from various organizations like BEL, Reliance
Communication, LG Electronics, Shaf Broadcast, MLP Hitech Electric
Company and JEF Marketing Pvt. Ltd., displayed their latest technologies
and products in the exhibition, which was thronged by the delegates.
More than 400 delegates from various organizations like AIR, Doordarshan,
BSNL, BEL, Faculty members and students of Engineering Colleges
and professional bodies like Institution of Engineers and IETE participated
in this mega event.
Shri S Nellai Nayagam, Treasurer BES (I) Chennai Chapter, proposed
vote of thanks at the end of the seminar.
The event was widely covered by the leading national and vernacular
dailies besides AIR, Doordarshan and other private channels.
The seminar was a grand success.