AES Technical Committee

Fiber Optics for Audio

Chair:    Ronald Ajemian    (Send Email)
Chair:    Werner Bachmann    (Send Email)
Forum:    Committee Discussion Forum

Mission statement

The committee addresses a variety of fiber optic technologies including recording, broadcast, test equipment, cables, connectors, and broadband telecom links of audio systems worldwide. The objectives will be to better understand fiber optic based technologies to allow the user or designer an easier transition for integration with existing electrical based audio systems. The committee will provide updated fiber optic advancements through this process and will disseminate this information.


Areas of Concentration

  • Fiber Optic Cables usage and types (glass or plastic)
  • Wavelength, Distance, singlemode versus multimode representation.
  • Fiber Optic Connector usage and types
  • Fiber Optic tools
  • Fiber Optic system design and performance.
  • Analogue and digital systems and circuitry.
  • Fiber Network delivery of high-resolution audio.
  • New fiber optic technologies
  • Fiber Optic Microphones
  • Fiber Optic link design
  • Transmitters
  • Receivers
  • Transceivers (SFP,etc.)
  • Objective evaluation and subjective performance of fiber optic links
  • Objective measurement techniques and resolution issues.
  • Hybrid Fiber and Copper based systems
  • Education and networking
  • To inform and educate the membership about the important facts of fiber optics in audio technology and applications.
  • To network with other Technical Committees in order to involve them in the study of fiber optics for audio.

Recent/Planned Activities

AES 135th Convention, New York, NY USA

Technical Committee - Fiber Optics for Audio

Saturday, October 19,2013 Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Room 1E04

The AES TC-FOA will meet and discuss the current usage of optical fiber types and connectors. Which optical cables and connectors are currently being used and which ones are not or becoming obsolete. This discussion will also be tied in with the upcoming AES Workshop titled "Audio@The near Speed of Light with Fiber Optics". A selected panel will discuss these above aspects with many more current trends. Be sure to look for the date and time on this webpage as well as the AES.org website for all meeting updates and information. Please send an email to either of the Chairs with your name, affiliation/company and expertise in using Fiber Optics for Audio to join AES-TC-FOA.

Workshop: W25 - Audio@The Near Speed of Light with Fiber Optics

Sunday, October 20, Time: 9:00AM - 10:30AM

Room 1E14


Meeting Report:

These documents do not necessarily express the official position of the AES on the issues discussed at these meetings, and only represent the views of committee members participating in the discussion. Any unauthorized use of these publications is prohibited. Authorization must be obtained from the Executive Director of the AES: Email, Tel: +1 212 661 8528, Address: 60 East 42nd Street, Room 2520, New York, New York 10165-2520, USA.

2013-10-21     2013-10-19 TC-FOA Meeting Minutes
Description: Minutes from TC-FOA on Saturday, October 19th, 2013 at the AES 135th Convention Javits Center, New York, NY USA

2012-10-29     2012-10-28 TC-FOA Meeting Minutes
Description: Minutes from TC-FOA on Sunday, October 28, 2012 at the AES 133rd Convention Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA USA

2011-10-23     2011-10-22 TC-FOA Meeting Minutes
Description: Minutes from TC-FOA on Saturday, October 22, 2011 at the AES 131st Convention Javits Center, New York, NY USA

2011-2-5     2009-10-09 TC-FOA Formative Meeting Minutes
Description: Minutes from TC on Friday, October 9, 2009 at the AES 127th Convention Javitz Center, New York, NY USA


Committee Members

 C. Robin Caine  Chris Gaunt  Ronald Ajemian 
 Jim Kaiser  Umberto Zanghieri  Rick Chinn 
 Vene Garcia  Werner Bachmann  Fred Besnoff 
 Norbert Nachbauer  Marc Brunke  Kenneth R Fause 
 John Cunningham  Robert Economaki  Michael Poimboeuf 
 Bill McQuaide  Thomas Myers  Brian O'Gallagher 
 Christian Ganahl  B. Morgan Martin  Paul Polishuk 
 Ittai Lavi  Wil Oxford  Warren Osse 
 Frank Cunningham  Larry Bryan  Aditi Shirish 
 Sam Skaf  Thomas M. Chudyk  Daniel Fonseca 
 Fred Morgenstern  Pancho Espinoza  Marco Piromalli 
 Eddie Ajamian  Stephen Lampen 

To request membership in this Technical Committee please email the Chair by using the link above.

 
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