New York, NY, December 12, 2016 — The Audio Engineering
Society is pleased to announce 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. “I look forward to the opportunity to guide
AES Standards development going forward,” stated Dr. Cabot, “to build
further on the solid foundation of AES standards that have served our
industry well. In a rapidly-changing technological landscape, new and
evolving standards are crucial to progress."
Mark Yonge, Standards Manager since 2001, has announced
his intention to retire after the 2017 AES International Convention in
Berlin. “During Mark's 16 years in the post he has expertly shepherded
dozens of standards through the process from initial concept to
published document,” noted AES Standards Committee Chair Bruce Olson.
“Under his guidance, the AES Standards organization has grown to become
the premier venue for coordinating technology in the audio field. We
sincerely thank Mark for his dedication to the Society’s standards
activities. We also have great expectations for Dr. Cabot’s tenure as
Standards Manager and are delighted that he has accepted the challenge.”
Yonge and Cabot are currently working together to insure a smooth
transition. Yonge commented, “It will be a wrench to step aside from the
work of audio standards development, but I am delighted that Rich is
taking up the task."
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
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 at http://www.aes.org/standards. To find out more about the Audio Engineering Society, visit http://www.aes.org.