PISCATAWAY, N.J. — The IEEE Broadcast
Technology Society announced that Tim Carroll, founder and president of Linear
Acoustic and chief technology officer of The Telos Alliance, and Patrick
Waddell, manager of Standards and Regulatory at Harmonic, have joined the
Society’s Distinguished Lecturer Program. As Distinguished Lecturers, Carroll
and Waddell will share their knowledge on modern technologies, research
results, and practical applications surrounding audio and video in the
broadcast industry with IEEE BTS members.
Carroll’s lectures will discuss audio loudness considerations for mobile
digital television as well as tips for delivering quality sound to the home
television. Waddell’s presentations will explore several relevant broadcast
industry issues, including video and audio compression.
As the founder and
president of Linear Acoustic, Emmy Award-winner Carroll has been instrumental
in developing innovative solutions for managing multichannel surround sound
audio and loudness issues in digital broadcast. He is also active in The Telos
Alliance, a global industry consortium dedicated to the research, development,
and manufacturing of IP audio, telephony, and high-performance audio processing
equipment for broadcasters. He is actively involved in the creation of digital
broadcast standards and practices as a member of the IEEE, AES, SBE, SMPTE, and
BKSTS and is an active participant in the work of the ATSC and EBU.
Waddell, with more than 35 years of experience working in the broadcasting
industry, is a SMPTE Fellow and currently the chair of the ATSC's TSG/S6, the
specialist group on video/audio coding, which includes loudness. He was the
founding chair of SMPTE 32NF, the technology committee on network/facilities
infrastructure. Waddell represents Harmonic at a number of industry standards
bodies, including the ATSC, DVB, SCTE, and SMPTE. Waddell was also the 2010
recipient of the ATSC’s Bernard J. Lechner Outstanding Contributor Award and he
has shared in four Technical Emmy Awards.