Organizers of the Pro Audio & Radio Tech Summit reported strong advance registration for the free event. And Radio World has announced a number of new panelist participants.
Here is a summary of the expanded radio track, still subject to final additions. It now includes:
Welcoming Remarks: Editors’ Roundtable — The editors of Mix, Pro Sound News and Radio World will discuss recent trends and emerging technologies in pro audio and radio including virtualization, remote workflows, podcasting, digital technologies and more to open the day’s agenda.
Trends in AoIP — Edwin Bukont of E2 Technical Services, Michael LeClair of WBUR Boston and Chris Crump of Comrex explore current issues and “what’s next” now that AoIP has become well accepted in the industry.
Radio Keynote: Hybrid Radio & Android Automotive — David Layer of NAB PILOT takes attendees behind the wheel of a new Audi A4 to show what Audi’s hybrid radio platform looks like, and his colleague John Clark explains why radio managers need to know what’s going on with the Android Automotive OS, which is expected to create more powerful, modern infotainment systems.
Building the Virtual Air Chain — Radio World returns to the topic of a very popular recent ebook with a discussion about the meaning and the implications of a “virtual airchain” and what it will mean for radio. Roz Clark of Cox Media Group, Philippe Generali of RCS, Alan Jurison of iHeartMedia and Greg Shay of Telos Alliance share their expertise.
Critical Trends in Transmission — Geoff Mendenhall of Mendenhall Engineering, John Kean of Cavell Mertz & Associates, Jeff Welton of Nautel and Ashruf El-Dinary of Xperi talk with RW Editor in Chief Paul McLane about the impact of the DTV spectrum repack in radio, the opening of all-digital as an option on the AM band, audio streams on ATSC 3.0, the transport of FM composite baseband via IP networks, growing interest in single-frequency networks and the possible impact of hybrid radio.
Get the Most Out of Your Station’s Streams — Attendees will hear from veteran engineer and streaming expert David Bialik about loudness and upcoming AES guidelines, as well as the use of metadata and the importance of audio processing. Then John Passmore of New York Public Radio, which recently embarked on a journey to upgrade its digital streaming architecture to create more efficient, cost-effective and better-sounding streaming audio. John will talk about lessons learned and key considerations when building a streaming architecture for public radio.
The radio track also features a presentation by Wheatstone’s Jay Tyler and Jeff Keith, discussing new directions in digital audio signal processing; and a presentation by Nautel’s Philipp Schmid about software-defined radio transmission and the cloud.
That’s all in addition to pro audio track sessions about podcasting, house of worship projects, networking for music studios and other topics.
Registration for the summit is free. The event will take place April 1 and be available to registrants on demand for 30 days following.