New hire emphasises Merging’s AoIP commitment
WORLD: Following work on a joint initiative between Digigram and Merging Technologies to develop a management tool for Ravenna/AES67, the former’s project manager and head of research, Nicolas Sturmel, has joined the latter, filling the role of senior technologist. In his new role at Merging, Dr Sturmel will draw upon his experience software architecture, development and testing, project leading, presentation and standardisation while aiding the manufacturer in expanding its catalogue of Ravenna/AES67 products.
During his four-year stint at Digigram, Dr Sturmel was responsible for researching future platforms and solutions for broadcasting audio and video. He was involved in various Ravenna/AES67 projects, with the one that involved collaboration with Merging revealed at IBC 2016, where comments and technical input were sought from the wider AoIP community. Possessing a PhD in signal processing and information technology gained from the University of Paris Sud Orsay, Dr Sturmel is considered an expert in Audio-over-IP and is a member the Audio Engineering Society, providing input to the AES Standards Working Group on Digital Audio.
‘Nicolas’ expertise and experience is a welcome addition to our team of talented engineers,’ said Claude Cellier, president of Merging Technologies. ‘IP technology is such an important element of our products we need real experts to champion its wider adoption in the audio and video world.’