The Society for Information Display

Delaware Valley Chapter




Who We Are



With nearly 7000 members worldwide, SID professionals include a wide range of business and technical disciplines related to electronic display research, design, manufacturing, integration, applications and marketing. Our organization covers the growing need for information display in commercial, medical, government, telecommunications and industrial products.

SID members enjoy a variety of benefits including: Information Display magazine, technical publications and news letters featuring the latest industry technology and business forecasts, SID Trade Show and Technical Conference announcements. In addition, SID Chapters provide display industry networking opportunities via local business and technical events.


Delaware Valley Chapter:

With over 200 members, the SID Delaware Valley Chapter covers the Mid Atlantic Region from Pennsylvania to Florida and includes the Student Chapter at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.  Our mission is to promote the understanding, development and manufacturing of electronic displays to provide growth opportunities for our members.


Upcoming Event:



See What You’re Missing – The Value of Display Color Calibration

• Date: 6:00 PM pizza, dessert, followed by Presentation at 7:00 pm, Monday, Nov. 5th.
• Location: Datacolor 5 Princess Rd Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

To register please contact: Jeff Blake, at Datacolor.

For details, click here.

Date: Tuesday, November 13
• Location: Retlif Laboratories, 3131 Detwiler Road, Harleysville, PA 19438
• Phone:
• Networking Time and Refreshments: 5:30pm
• Meeting / Presentations: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

The speaker will be Mike Caruso of ETS-Lindgren. Mike will make a special trip to our chapter from ETS Lindgren in Austin, TX.

Mike Caruso is the Government Sales Manager for ETS-Lindgren. He is a recognized leader in the RF Shielded Enclosure/Anechoic Chamber Industry with extensive experience in account management, project management, technical applications, business development, marketing and sales planning. He has participated in US and international business opportunities and projects involving, start-ups, product launches, budgeting, proposal preparation and project management. He has a successful track record in assisting customers with technological interpretations, finding and developing strategic partnerships that creates value for customers and end-users. His operational experience in running an EMC Laboratory adds to his depth of knowledge of real-world testing and leadership challenges.
Mr. Caruso heads up ETS-Lindgren’s HEMP/EMP Product Team and has been involved in sales, design and project management capacity with hundreds of projects involving high performance RF Shielding, both large and small over the years totaling over $75MM. Among them is the Benefield Anechoic Facility located at Edwards AFB, CA, and the very first ferrite lined 10-Meter Anechoic Chamber in North America for IBM, Austin, TX. Mr. Caruso led the EMC Power Electronics testing program for the Boeing 787-8 while at Ingenium Testing Laboratory.

Presentation Title: Data Centers and the Potential Impact of HEMP, EMP, IEMI and Geomagnetic Storms
By Michael A. Caruso, ETS-Lindgren
With contributions from Dr. William Radasky, Metatech

Abstract: The concern over the effects of High-altitude Electromagnetic Pulse (HEMP), Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP), Intentional Electromagnetic Interference (IEMI) and Geomagnetic Storms (GS) has largely been regarded as an issue for Military and Government Data Center Facilities. To most, it is very clear that Military and Government Data Center facilities utilized for Command, Control, Communications, Computer and Intelligence (C4I) purposes would need to be protected from such phenomena. However, with Government, Private and Public Data Centers becoming an increasingly significant component of the Critical Infrastructure, the concern over the effects of HEMP/EMP/IEMI and GS has grown exponentially.

HEMP is an electromagnetic wave of energy (>50,000 volts/meter) emitted from a nuclear detonation at any altitude above 18 miles (30 km) rendering electronic devises inoperable.

EMP is an electromagnetic wave of energy emitted from the deliberate and malicious use of an electromagnetic weapon or device (non-detonation in origin) that can be damaging to all unprotected electronic devices.

IEMI is an electromagnetic wave of energy emitted from the deliberate and malicious use of an electromagnetic weapon or device (non-detonation in origin) that can be disruptive and data altering to all unprotected electronic devices.

GS is a naturally occurring event in intense solar activity that creates electromagnetic waves causing disturbances in the Earth’s normal geomagnetic fields. The effects can cause disruptive and sometimes damaging electromagnetic signals to be imposed on electronic devices.

This presentation will explain the threat; examine the extent of the threat and present possible mitigation solutions to be incorporated in Data Center Design as well as Equipment Design as part of a Disaster Recovery (DR) program. We will also examine the importance of establishing the Recovery Point Objectives (RPO) and Recovery Time Objectives (RTO) of the modern data center.

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Last modified: December 06, 2011