Wheatstone Welcomes Lon Neumann as Sales Engineer
Wheatstone has appointed Lon Neumann as Sales Engineer for the company’s expansive line of audio consoles and IP routing systems for television broadcast.
Lon has served as a keynote speaker regarding the FCC’s CALM Act during a joint meeting of NY SMPTE, SBE, AES and IEEE members, and as audio support engineer for the Oscars, the Daytime Emmy Awards, and the Golden Globes. He has a background in broadcast audio development, having authored the digital audio chapter in the American Society of Cinematographers’ AC Video Manual and chaired AES presentations on digital audio interface issues.
Lon was a senior technical consultant for THX, the Regional Manager/Field Applications Engineer for Linear Acoustic and a regional manager for NVISION. He is currently the Secretary of the SMPTE committee responsible for developing new international standards of interoperability among object-based immersive audio systems in digital cinema, and is a member of AES and the Society of Television Engineers.
In his new role with Wheatstone, Lon will continue to connect television broadcasters to the latest technological advancements, specifically in the area of IP networking for ‘at-home’ live production.
Wheatstone has a presence in the IP-connected broadcast environment as the manufacturer of the popular WheatNet-IP audio network, an end-to-end AES67-compatible network system providing automated multi-format I/O assignment and distribution, mixing, bussing, and processing—and encompassing studio mixers, audio processing, and other hardware and software for transporting, controlling and managing audio.
More recently, the WheatNet-IP audio network has become an important piece in the IP connectivity puzzle for moving live sound from the ballpark or stadium to the home studio for final mixing before broadcast, effectively reducing a truck full of equipment to just a handful of microphones and cameras needed onsite along with a small crew. At the hub of the system are IP mixing consoles such as Wheatstone’s new IP-64 large-format mixing console, which features integrated IP audio networking, AES67-compatibility, and touchscreen control.
“The market is at a very critical point in its adoption of IP. Lon is one of those rare individuals who has the deep knowledge of audio engineering issues that can help television broadcasters make the transition to IP,” says Wheatstone President and CEO Gary Snow.
“I view my role as bringing new opportunities to broadcasters. I look forward to collaborating with our customers in the field,” said Neumann.