For more than a century, the people of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, or SMPTE® (say “simp-tee”), have sorted out the details of many significant advances in M&E technology. Since its founding in 1916, SMPTE has received an Oscar® and multiple Emmy® Awards for its work in advancing moving-imagery engineering. SMPTE has developed thousands of standards documents, more than 800 of which are currently in force. SMPTE Time Code™ and the ubiquitous SMPTE Color Bars™ are examples of SMPTE’s work. Now in its second century, SMPTE is shaping next-gen standards and providing education to ensure interoperability as the industry evolves.