Audio over IP Expert Nicolas Sturmel Joins Merging Technologies as Senior Technologist

November 15 2016, 03:30
Merging Technologies announced that Nicolas Sturmel has joined the company on November 1st 2016. He was previously Project Manager and Head of Research at Digigram investigating future platforms and innovative solutions for audio and video broadcasting; a position he held from 2012. Sturmel gained a Ph.D in signal processing and information technology from the University of Paris Sud Orsay. Prior to that, he was working in the music production world with a two-year spell as assistant sound engineer.

During his time at Digigram, Nicolas Sturmel was intimately involved with RAVENNA/AES67 projects, including a joint initiative with Merging Technologies to produce a comprehensive RAVENNA/AES67 management tool. This project was revealed at IBC in September 2016 with the view to gathering comment and technical input from interested partners in the wider Audio over IP community.

Nicolas remains passionate about audio, music, acoustics and computer science. He also loves software architecture, development and testing, project leading and participating in standards committees. “These are all activities that will be central to his new position at Merging as the company is firmly committed to expanding its portfolio of RAVENNA/AES67 products and pushing the boundaries of the technology. His experience with plug fests, presentations and standardization will be invaluable as these plans develop,” the Swiss company stated.

Nicolas Sturmel is a member the Audio Engineering Society where he is also involved with the AES Standards Working Group on Digital Audio. He is also a reviewer for international scientific conferences and journals.

President of Merging Technologies, Claude Cellier remarked; “Nicolas’ expertise and experience is a welcome addition to our team of talented engineers. 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.” 

Merging Technologies SA is a Swiss manufacturer with over 25 years of experience in developing groundbreaking, professional Audio and Video products for a wide range of entertainment and media industries. With a dedicated user base in the elite end of the music, film, television, mastering and performances industries, Merging is committed to developing product ranges with unrivaled quality and flexibility, no matter what the application.
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