AES San Francisco 2010
Product Design Track Event PD8

Sunday, November 7, 4:00 pm — 5:00 pm (Room 132)

Product Design: PD8 - Standards—How They Matter

Mark Yonge

As technologies become more complex and interdependent, the role of engineering standards to ensure compatibility has become more important. While core technologies within a product may be proprietary, the peripheral technologies that interface with other formal or informal system elements must be specified clearly. Using a non-standard interface or protocol could compromise the acceptance of a product in the market. Audio technology is no different in principle but the requirements of professional audio present their own challenges. This tutorial will offer some practical examples. It will also consider the importance of international standards in a global marketplace, and outline the approach and processes of the Audio Engineering Society Standards Committee.

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