Steve Church Honored by NAB

To receive Radio & Television Engineering Achievement Award

March 12, 2010, Cleveland Ohio, USA

Each year, NAB presents the Radio & Television Engineering Achievement Awards at the annual Spring convention in Las Vegas. This year, Telos founder Steve Church is radio’s recipient of this award, which according to the NAB is "Given to individuals for their significant contributions which have advanced the state of the art of broadcast engineering."

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. Steve designed the first DSP-based product for radio broadcast applications, the Telos 10 digital telephone hybrid. He was the first to design a product using MP3 – the famous Telos Zephyr ISDN codec – and played a key role in popularizing codecs for PC and Internet music applications. As co-inventor of Livewire™, he is a pioneer in IP-Audio technology, and has co-authored the definitive treatise on the subject, Audio Over IP: Building Pro AoIP Systems with Livewire, published by Focal Press. He has also written works on broadcast telephony which are part of the NAB Engineering Handbook.

Steve will be presented with the award at this year's NAB Technology Luncheon on Wednesday, April 14, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. An in-depth NAB press release can be found at

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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 modular console for on-air, commercial production, audio workstations and personal studios, Axia products include the PowerStation integrated console engine, intercom systems, digital audio routers, DSP mixers and processors, and software for configuring, managing and interfacing networked audio systems.