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ISCEx2015 seminar programme announced

The Institute of Sound and Communications Engineers (ISCE) has announced its programme of seminars for ISCEx2015, to be held at Coombe Abbey Hotel in Warwickshire.

The Institute of Sound and Communications Engineers (ISCE) has announced its programme of seminars for ISCEx2015, which will be held in Coombe Abbey Hotel in Warwickshire.

The event takes place over two days (3-4 March) with a networking dinner on the first day followed by the exhibition on the day two. The seminar programme will open on 4 March 2015, where Kevin Sherwood, sales director of CIE-Group, will discuss: ‘Is the Market Really Ready for Audio-over-IP?’

It will ask whether the installation industry is ready to adopt a whole new way of thinking for public address and if clients are ready to let the audio industry loose on their networks? With Air Command Headquarters – RAF High Wycombe – now entirely reliant on an Audio-over-IP PA system, this case study-driven seminar will address and overcome the perceived challenges of audio integration into a mission-critical network.

This will be followed by the Warren Barnett Memorial Lecture at 11.30am. The topic for Paul Scarbrough, principal, AKUSTIKS, is ‘The Technology is Willing but the Spirit is Weak’.

Its premise is that much is made of the convergence of audio and IT networks. This lecture will explore the reasons and propose that the factors influencing convergence in critical listening applications, go beyond technology and often encompass issues of culture and control.

Finally at 2.30pm will be Trevor Cox, Professor of Acoustic Engineering, University of Salford. His topic: ‘Architectural Defects? A Celebration of Acoustic Aberrations’.

Sound engineers often expend considerable effort fighting the effects of poor room acoustics such as focused echoes from domes, excessive reverberation and flutter echoes from parallel walls. But, he will ask, what if these acoustic phenomena were not viewed as defects, but instead celebrated? This lecture will look at famous and less well-known examples of extraordinary architectural sounds.