Prism Sound Launches Wednesday Webinar Series

Jun 22, 2009 2:38 PM


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Product developers and engineers working in the consumer electronics, automotive and broadcast industries now have the opportunity to tune in to a series of free webinars organized by Prism Sound, manufacturer of the acclaimed dScope Series III Audio Analyzer. Prism Sound will conduct its Wednesday Webinar series on the second and last Wednesday of every month.

The Wednesday Webinar series kicks off on June 24 with Mobile Music, a webinar presented by Prism Sound’s Dan Foley on measuring the acoustic and electronic performance of portable music players. The event addresses whether portable music player customers are in danger of suffering hearing damage.

Attendees will learn how to make accurate, reliable and repeatable measurement of headphones, earphones and portable music player electronics. These measurements are vital in ensuring that customers are protected from excessive loudness while still enjoying high-quality sound.

Topics covered in the webinar will include the present standards environment regarding human safety; fixtures for testing circumaural, supra-aural, and supra-concha headphones, ear buds (intra-concha) and insert earphones (intra-canal); and test techniques for headphones, ear buds and portable players.

The July 8 session will focus on the broadcast industry with Prism Sound’s Doug Ordon explaining test strategies for reliable, high-quality AE3 digital audio in HD radio. This webinar will address digital audio streams that are plagued by pops and glitches. This introductory Webinar on AES3 digital audio for HD radio will instruct attendees on how to build and maintain high quality, reliable digital audio interfaces including measurement techniques for tracking down and eliminating annoying pops, glitches and drop-outs. It will discuss the AES3 format; understanding the use of the “eye pattern” to evaluate the integrity of an AES3 signal chain and the performance of the destination receiver; channel status metadata—connectivity issues or AES3 digital audio irrespective of the signal chain; and test techniques for transmission reliability in bit-transparent and non-transparent signal chains.

Future topics will cover audio testing for the live sound environment, for microphones and amplifiers and for automotive products.

To ensure that engineers and product developers have ample opportunity to take part, Prism Sound will run two sessions on each topic, the first starting at 9 a.m. EDT and the second at 1 p.m. EDT. Sessions will last for 20 minutes plus an additional 10 minutes for questions.

Although Wednesday Webinar sessions are free to attend, spaces are limited and those wishing to take part should register early. This can be done via the Prism Sound Website.

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