Manufacturer Musings: Marc Wilson, Glensound
Glensound's Marc Wilson is looking forward to discussions around audio over IP system Dante at this year's IBC show.
Name: Marc Wilson
Job title: Sales & marketing manager
Number of IBCs you’ve attended? Personally 14 – just a youngster really. Glensound as a company has been to many, many more!
What do think will be the big technology trends at this year’s IBC?
Glensound are involved in the audio side of broadcast, and the major interest we have had has been with network audio systems, in particular those featuring Dante interfaces. We are talking to several major broadcasters, OB companies, and large sports tournament organisers, about producing dedicated Glensound equipment that utilises Dante. Dante really sparked for us at IBC last year and customer requests for Glensound to produce commentary units and interfacing equipment using Dante has continued through the year. We are expecting further major project discussions around our current, and future Dante systems at this year's show.
What’s will your company be highlighting at IBC?
Glensound has led the way in how commentary systems are presented and used since the mid 80s. Continuing to evolve how commentary is used in the network world, we will be showing our Paradiso commentary system, along with further Dante interface systems. As this year is also Glensound’s 50th anniversary, we will also be welcoming customers and friends old and new, to join us for a pint of Kent’s finest local ale, and a slice of a special custom designed cake, at 5.00pm on the Saturday afternoon in Hall 8 stand E72.
What do you think is the biggest challenge facing the TV industry right now?
From our perspective as an audio manufacturer, it would be deciding on the most suitable network audio system. We currently are working on the Dante standard, as the 300+ manufacturers that are signed up to Dante, provides the customer with the confidence that they are investing in a technology that offers choice and options in the future.
What are your top tips for trade show survival?
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