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AES Standards Sustainer Program Launches at AES Berlin Convention

The standards work of the Audio Engineering Society has been vital to the advancement of the audio industry.  Numerous standards in development are driving an expansion of the AES standards operation.  That necessitates an expanded base of funding.  Unlike other technical societies with standards programs the AES does not charge participation fees.  The Society believes that a completely open process ultimately produces better and more widely accepted standards.  Consequently other sources of revenue are required.

The AES Standards Committee is soliciting industry support through a new program called "AES Standards Sustainers".  Besides enabling the development of standards that underlie fundamental technology in the audio industry, the program offers participants significant marketing and public relations exposure.  The Audio Engineering Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and 100% of the contribution is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Donors may contribute at four different levels; a $1,000 basic level, $2,000 Silver level, $5,000 Gold level or a $10,000 Platinum level.

Founding Standards Sustainers include Netflix as a Standards Sustainer Gold, Eventide, Coveloz, Adamson Systems, The Telos Alliance, and Audio Precision as Silver Sustainers.  

Founding Standards Sustainers also include Audyssey Laboratories, NTi Audio, MQA Ltd., KLIPPEL GmbH, Clair Global, Fraunhofer IIS, Audio Technica, NBC Universal, Metric Halo, Dolby Laboratories Inc., and USound GmbH.  


All Standards Sustainers will have their contributions recognized on the inside covers of all AES Standards beginning July 1, 2017.  Details on participating in the Standards Sustainer program may be found at the link below.

More Information about the Standards Sustainer program

Posted on May 23, 2017 at 5:00:00 AM EDT

New AES67 Interoperability PlugFest report published - AES-R17-2017

This report, AES-R17-2017, summarizes the AES67 interoperability test event ("plugfest") held at the headquarters of British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), London on 13 to 16 February 2017. Twenty four companies tested 36 products against each other to confirm interoperability. The results are presented, together with the results of a range of tests of optional operational modes described in the standard.

The purpose of the plugfest was to demonstrate functional compatibility and interoperability between a number of different implementations of the standard AES67-2015, "AES standard for audio applications of networks - High-performance streaming audio-over-IP interoperability".

One goal was to achieve interoperability success between nodes from different vendors based on the current AES67 standard definitions. Another major goal was to identify ambiguities and shortcomings of the current standard definitions to be addressed in a revision of the AES67-2015 standard. The plugfest was not intended to verify full compliance to all requirements of the standard for each device under test.

This report follows the same pattern as the AES-R12 report of the 2014 AES67 plugfest, held in Munich and the AES-R15 report of the 2015 AES67 plugfest, held in Washington D.C.


Copies may be purchased through the AES Standards Store

Posted on May 11, 2017 at 5:00:00 AM EDT

AES67 published in Chinese

AES67-2015, AES standard for audio applications of networks - High-performance streaming audio-over-IP interoperability has been translated into Chinese and published by the China State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television.  Its publication is indicative of the wide acceptance of the AES-67 standard in professional and broadcast audio applications world wide.

This is the culmination of work begun in early 2016 by China National Radio, China Central Television, China Academy Of Broadcasting Science, China State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television, China Academy Of Broadcasting Planning, Suzhou Fortune Technology Co., Ltd., Digital Media Technology Co., Ltd., and Hanzhou Linker Technology Corporation.  

Your can download a copy of Chinese version from this link

Posted on January 17, 2017 at 5:00:00 AM EST

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