Press Release

For Immediate Release

Los Angeles, CA., January 17, 2013 - The preliminary program has been announced for the VidTrans 2013 Annual Technical Conference and Exposition. This event will be held at the Marina del Rey Marriott, February 26-February 28, 2013. This year's conference will feature twenty technical papers plus a not-to-be-missed panel discussion that will explore the "future of professional media connectivity".

Highlighted paper topics include two presentations on High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), a presentation about deterministic media switching in IP networks and a presentation on optimizing transcoding throughput of file-based workflows. An optional pre-conference tutorial session entitled "HTTP Video Streaming" will provide a focused look at the new and evolving technologies that are being used to deliver video to smartphones and other devices today.

In addition to technical sessions, the conference also showcases some of the latest applications, technologies and products in its exhibit hall from leading manufacturers of video transport and testing equipment and software. The exhibition features an opening night reception on Tuesday, February 26. An Interop Demonstration of SMPTE ST 2022-5/6:2012 and Hitless Protection Switching will also be publicly displayed in the exhibit hall. The exhibits and Interop will be open Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 26- 27.

With a great location on the West Coast in early 2013, VidTrans provides an ideal venue for local television professionals to see the latest technologies in person.

VidTrans13 Conference will also include special social events, providing attendees the opportunity to interact with colleagues and industry peers.

For more information about attending or exhibiting at the conference, please visit or contact Bob Ruhl, Operations Manager of the VSF.

About The Video Services Forum

Founded in 1997, the Video Services Forum is an international association comprised of service providers, users and manufacturers dedicated to interoperability, quality metrics and education for video networking technologies. The organization's activities include providing forums to identify issues involving the development, engineering, installation, testing and maintenance of video networking technologies; exchanging non-proprietary information to promote the development of video networking technology and foster resolution of issues common to the video services industry; promoting interoperability by contributing to and supporting development of standards by national and international standards bodies. Visit VSF online at


Bob Ruhl, Operations Manager

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