TO RECEIVE NAB TECHNOLOGY ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS AT NAB SHOW
Washington, DC - The National Association of Broadcasters announced today that radio engineering expert Paul Brenner and television technology innovator Glenn Reitmeier have been named the 2012 recipients of the NAB Engineering Achievement Award.
Glenn Reitmeier is senior vice president, Technology Strategy & Policy for NBC Universal.
leads NBC Universal
's technical efforts on industry standards, government policy, commercial agreements, anti-piracy operations and advanced engineering.
was involved in the creation of NBC's
first high-definition cable channel, Universal-HD, launched DTV multicast programming and mobile broadcasting and the distribution of NBC-U content to new digital consumer devices, including PCs, game consoles and personal devices.
From 2006-2009, Reitmeier served as chairman of the Advanced Television Systems Committee, which developed the ATSC Mobile DTV standard under his leadership.
Prior to joining NBC Universal, Reitmeier spent 25 years in digital video research and development at Sarnoff Laboratories.
is widely recognized as an architect of digital television.
He was instrumental in establishing the ITU 601 component digital video standard, which is currently in worldwide use as the backbone of modern television broadcasting facilities.
Reitmeier led the Sarnoff-Thomson-Philips-NBC development of Advanced Digital HDTV, which pioneered the use of MPEG compression, packetized transport and multiple video formats.
He was a key member of the Digital HDTV Grand Alliance, taking a leadership role in establishing the ATSC Digital Television Standard.
holds over 50 patents in digital video technology.
Reitmeier is a Fellow of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers and is a recipient of SMPTE's Progress Medal and the Leitch Gold Medal.
is recognized in the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame
In 2010 Mr. Reitmeier
received a Broadcasting & Cable Technical Leadership Award.