The Audio Engineering Society has announced that Dr. Richard C. Cabot will be assuming the duties of Standards Manager. A former president of the AES, Dr. Cabot has been involved with AES Standards since its early years, having chaired the development of the AES17 standard on digital audio measurement. He was one of the founders of Audio Precision and developed their digital audio measurement technology. In addition to his standards work, Dr. Cabot’s company, XFRM, Inc., designs professional audio equipment, consults on Intellectual Property patentability and infringement issues, and evaluates technology to guide companies in their investment decisions. Mark Yonge, standards manager since 2001, has announced his intention to retire after the 2017 AES International Convention in Berlin.
The AES Standards Committee is the organization responsible for conducting the standards program of the Audio Engineering Society. Technical standards, information documents and technical reports within the field of professional audio technology include such ubiquitous standards as the two-channel AES3, to multi-channel MADI (AES10), to the promise of AES67 and AES70 to facilitate interoperability in digital audio networking and control. Recommended practice documents range from subjective loudspeaker evaluation, to synchronization of digital audio devices, to restoration and archiving.
Working groups and task groups with a fully international membership are engaged in writing standards covering fields that include numerous topics of specific relevance to professional audio. Membership of any AES standards working group is open to all individuals who are materially and directly affected by the documents that may be issued under the scope of that working group.
Complete information, including scopes of working groups and project status is available here.