John Mailhot has worked in the field of digital high-definition (HD) television systems since its North American inception in 1990. He began as part of the AT&T-Zenith team, responsible for system architecture and integration of the digital spectrum compatible high-definition television (DSC-HDTV) system prototype, and then served as technical lead for the Grand Alliance encoder at Lucent Technologies. He subsequently held engineering manager and general manager roles at Lucent Digital Video, Aastra Digital Video, and Harris Broadcast. A SMPTE fellow and document editor of the SMPTE ST 2110 standard, John holds dual bachelor's degrees in computer science and electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
"Some broadcast engineers chose to learn digital and others chose to grow out their gray beards and go fishing. My beard is certainly graying, but I’m into this IP thing."
— John Mailhot