Diversified CTO Achieves SMPTE Life Fellow Status

Congratulations to Diversified CTO, Karl Paulsen, for achieving the prestigious SMPTE Life Fellow status.

Karl Paulsen first became involved with SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers) in the late 1970s, moving to full status in 1983. He was recognized by both his industry peers and SMPTE in 2003 when he became a Fellow, a membership awarded to individuals who have, by proficiency and contributions, attained an outstanding rank among engineers or executives in the motion-picture, television or related industries.

Since joining the Diversified team in 2010, Karl has continued his SMPTE involvement and contributions and has now achieved the organization’s most prestigious membership recognition, SMPTE Life Fellow.

In order to be elevated to the level of “Life Fellow” with the SMPTE, an individual must:

  • be at least sixty-five years old
  • have been an Active and/or Fellow member for a total of at least twenty years, except that in either case, as much as, but not more than five years of credit may be granted, in exceptional circumstances, by the Board of Governors for other grades of Society membership; or
  • have, at least, five years of continuous membership as an Active or Fellow member immediately prior to application. Individuals who hold the grade of Fellow at the time of application will become Life Fellows.

As a long-time SMPTE member and Diversified thought leader, Karl provides company-wide emerging technology consultation and strategic planning focused on advanced broadcast technologies and digital media systems. Serving as a key contributor to the development of the SMPTE ST 2110 standards that are currently being followed to transition broadcast operations to an IP infrastructure as well as being an industry expert on other transformational technologies, Karl continues to help Diversified clients embrace their digital future.

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About Diversified

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