LOS ANGELES�Kevin Gross will present commercial applications for digital audio networking at the Aug. 25 meeting of the Audio Engineering Society Los Angeles section.
The event will be held at the Sportsmen�s Lodge in Studio City and begin with a social time at 6:30, followed by a 7 p.m. dinner and concluding with the actual meeting at 8 p.m.
Gross, who is the current chairman of the AES Technical Committee on Networked Audio Systems, will provide an overview of emerging trends during the past three decades, covering operating principles and capabilities of various Ethernet-based protocols, such as Cirrus Logic�s CobraNet through Audio Video Bridging to the new AES67 protocol.
He will focus on the ways in which users can create enhanced interoperability between systems and devices using the non-proprietary, low-latency AES67-2013 standard over Ethernet. The meeting will also look at how the concepts used for audio networking are being extended to carry video, and how network convergence is being applied to unify all manner of communications onto a single network infrastructure.
Gross is an independent consultant to AV equipment manufacturers and systems designers and an AES Fellow. AES says he is a recognized expert at the intersection of real-time media and networking. He has worked in multiple standards bodies, including IEEE where he participated in AVB development; where he has authored several requests for comment; and the Audio Engineering Society, where he led the group that produced the AES67 standard. Gross conceived and developed CobraNet, helped build the first configurable audio DSP system, and developed early DAW products.