National TeleConsultants (NTC), a media technology consulting, design, and systems integration company, has announced that its co-founder and managing partner, Peter Adamiak, has been named by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) as a 2019 SMPTE Fellow.
The SMPTE Fellow is a distinguished honour extended to industry leaders with a strong commitment to the advancement of motion imaging and allied technologies whose work, throughout the course of their career, has resulted in significant contributions to improve the industry.
"Peter, through his dedication and expertise, has always embraced and delivered the latest innovations, which have enhanced the art of television production and distribution," said Eliot Graham, managing partner, NTC.
During his near-50-year career in broadcast engineering, Adamiak has been instrumental in implementing cutting-edge technologies for many of the biggest players in the game. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Peter went to work for the school as a video systems engineer helping to pioneer the advanced use of television for educational purposes.
Leading the Services Delivery Group at NTC, Adamiak has spearheaded major projects, including the ground-up development of ESPN's broadcasting headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut and Telepictures' TMZ facility, the first fully tapeless facility capable of going direct to air from a server. Other major projects he has overseen for NTC include groundbreaking facilities for ABC, AT&T, DIRECTV, Disney, Fox, Voice of America, Warner Bros, and Viacom.