Primary Affiliation: StreamS/Modulation Index, LLC - Diamond Bar, CA, USA
AES Member Type: Associate
In 1975 he founded Gregg Laboratories, a broadcast audio signal processing company, whose systems have been used by many high profile broadcasters. He has researched the characteristics of consumer radio receivers, and co-authored a technical paper with Robert Orban, presented before the Society of Automotive Engineers and National Association of Broadcasters regarding the standardization of pre-emphasis in AM broadcast. This was the onset of the AM-NRSC.
In 1984 he founded Modulation Index, a broadcast engineering consultancy, and has done studies on broadcast modulation measurement instrumentation and FM modulators, including STL's and exciters. As a result, he developed modifications for popular monitors, STL'S, and exciters to improve their dynamic transient accuracy and competitiveness. A technical paper was presented before the National Association of Broadcasters regarding these findings. He has developed audio signal processing algorithms which later became included in all of the current generation Orban Optimod line of audio processors.
As technical director for KTNQ/KLVE, Heftel Broadcasting, Los Angeles, from 1985 to 1991, he relocated studio facilities and constructed a new efficient alternative use AM transmission facility. Later becoming technical director for KBIG/KLAC, Los Angeles, from 1998 to 2000, he installed a new computer network and digital audio delivery system throughout the business and technical facility. KBIG/KLAC was one of the first radio stations to stream audio on the Internet with high fidelity sound, all from internal encoders and servers.
Ogonowski joined Orban in 2000 as VP Product Development and led the team that created Optimod-PC, a digital audio signal processed PCI sound card for any digital audio or streaming application. This was the first economical professional audio processor to become available.
Destined to change the way Internet streaming audio is perceived and consumed, he was the architect of the first commercial high quality file and streaming audio encoder using standards-based MPEG-4 AAC/HE-AAC, Orban Opticodec-PC. Continuing with the same goal, he also created a high quality HE-AAC streaming player, supporting standards-based protocols, StreamS HiFi Radio App.
In 2015, Ogonowski left Orban to concentrate on new streaming technologies providing professional high quality streaming encoder software and systems under the StreamS brand and Modulation Index, LLC. This includes HLSdirect(tm) and DASHdirect(tm) whereby streaming servers are no longer needed to deliver live streams. A standard web server or cloud storage may be used for streaming delivery, dramatically improving performance and economics.
Clients include many high profile streaming content providers all over the world.
More Info: http://www.indexcom.com
B6: Interview with Bob Orban (Moderator)