Steve Church To Launch Digital Radio Workshop at Fall NAB

Telos Founder Heads “Ethernet for Studio Audio Systems” Session

30 September 2003, Cleveland Ohio, USA

As radio and television broadcasters around the world prepare for the transition to digital service, the question of how best to combine the many different analog and digital sources found throughout the broadcast plant is a hotly discussed topic.

This is exactly the issue Telos Systems founder and president Steve Church will address as he chairs the leadoff session of the “Digital Radio Certification Workshop” at this Fall’s NAB Radio Show in Philadelphia.

Entitled “Ethernet for Studio Audio Systems,” the session will discuss creating the infrastructure needed for a modern broadcast plant using standardized network protocols, including the functions of Ethernet switches, IP routers, firewalls, audio nodes, PC audio software and network drivers, and how these technologies can be adapted for live audio transport.

“Broadcast facilities are still littered with the ghosts of technology past,” comments Church. “Analog sources are intermixed with a half-dozen varieties of digital formats – AES3, MADI, SP/DIF, PC audio files – creating a Frankenstein’s monster of audio sources. We desperately need a standards-based approach to intelligently combining these disparate pieces.”

Church’s NAB presentation begins at 9 o’clock A.M. on October 2nd, 2003, in Room 201B of the Pennsylvania Convention Center, and will include an open forum question-and-answer session. To find out more about Ethernet for Studio Audio Systems, visit


Axia, a Telos company, builds network-based professional audio products for broadcast, production, sound-reinforcement and commercial audio applications. Products include digital audio routers, DSP mixers and processors and software for configuring, managing, and interfacing networked audio systems.