AES show will host Church, Pizzi book signing

Authors of Audio Over IP: Building Pro Systems with Livewire spotlighted at NYC convention

05 October 2009, Cleveland Ohio, USA

Steve Church and Skip Pizzi, co-authors of Audio Over IP: Building Pro Systems with Livewire™, will be spotlighted at this year’s 127th AES Convention in New York City at a book signing on the trade show floor.

“Discovering the hidden capabilities of a new, disruptive technology is the only way to benefit from it,” says Axia marketing director Clark Novak. “Audio Over IP is a fast read, with all the information needed to unlock AoIP’s full potential presented in just over 250 pages. It’s essential reading for studio planners and engineers who want to be fully prepared for broadcasting’s networked future.”

Church and Pizzi will sign copies of Audio Over IPat the Focal Press stand at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center (Booth #128), on Saturday, October 10th, 2009 at 4:00 PM. Focal Press will offer a 30% discount on the title at the event.

Steve Church is the President and CEO of Telos Systems. Before founding the company, he was a Technical Director and talk host for radio stations such as WMMS/Cleveland and WFBQ/Indianapolis. As co-inventor of Livewire, he is a pioneer in IP Audio technology. Steve designed the first DSP-based product for radio broadcast applications, the Telos 10 digital hybrid. He was the first to design a product using MP3, and played a key role in popularizing the codec for PC and Internet music applications.

Skip Pizzi is a Media Technology Consultant and Contributing Editor at Radio World newspaper. He spent 20+ years as a technical manager at Microsoft and at National Public Radio, founding NPR’s technical training department, and contributing to numerous digital-media hardware and software efforts at Microsoft. Among his earlier books is Digital Radio Basics, the world’s first commercial text on DAB. He has held leadership positions in several digital-media technical standards bodies, and is the recipient of the AES Board of Governors award.

Audio Over IP: Building Pro AoIP Systems with Livewire is published by Focal Press, an imprint of Elsevier. It is available directly from Focal Press at, as well as from national resellers such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

For more information, please contact Clark Novak at Axia Audio at, or +1-216-241-3551.



A press-quality copy of the cover art for Audio Over IP: Building Pro AoIP Systems with Livewiremay be downloaded from the Axia Picture Gallery at

Axia, a Telos company, builds Ethernet-based professional IP-Audio products for broadcast, sound-reinforcement and commercial audio applications. Along with the popular Element 2.0 mixing console for on-air, commercial production, audio workstations and personal studios, Axia products include digital audio routers, DSP mixers and processors, and software for configuring, managing and interfacing networked audio systems.