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.
Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017