The AES Standards Sustainer program is a way for companies to financially support the AES Standards Committee activities. 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 we depend on other sources of revenue.
In the past year, Standards Sustainer's generous contributions helped fund ongoing Standards activities and our liaison relationships with other societies. It also allowed the AES to launch new standards development projects, including new projects in networked audio, forensic audio, and the restarting of our working group on Digital Library and Archive Systems. We could not have accomplished these things without that support.
Besides enabling the development of standards that underlie fundamental technology in the audio industry, the program offers significant exposure and valuable marketing / public relations avenues.
Renewal invoices will be sent to existing Standards Sustainers June 1st. Other interested parties are encouraged to become Standards Sustainers as well.
Posted: Saturday, May 15, 2021