AES New York 2011

Saturday, October 22, 1:00 pm — 1:45 pm (Room: 1E07)

Hot Lunch: Demystifying Fiber Optics for Audio

Ronald Ajemian

This presentation will cover fiber optic fundamentals for pro-audio and explain the principles behind fiber optic technology so that an audience with no prior knowledge will benefit. Mathematics will also be kept to a minimum. You will come away knowing fiber optic jargon and will also be able to answer these (5) main questions:

• What is fiber optics?
• What are the advantages of fiber optics?
• Where is fiber optics being used in audio/video?
• How can you apply fiber optics to audio/video?
• What types of cables and connectors can be used for

The presentation will wrap up with two short video clips. The first clip is on a new fiber optic cable breakthrough called the ClearCurve courtesy of Corning. The second clip will show how easy it is to put a fiber optic connector together using new state of the art tools.

Q & A to follow after tutorial. Bring your notebooks, pens, and pencils. A hard copy of a glossary of terms will be given out.

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