Home | Audio Reviews | Audio Shows | Partner Mags | News  

 

 

Enjoy the Music.com

audioXpress Magazine

March 2021

 

From The Editor's Desk: Audio Sensing In 2021
In just one year, communications, online commerce, and the digital economy in general, evolved at an accelerated pace.
Editorial By J. Martins

 

audioXpress Magazine March 2021

 

  The last 12 months have been challenging but they also paved the way for positive changes. In just one year, communications, online commerce, and the digital economy in general, evolved at an accelerated pace. The global pandemic made clear that investments in digital needed to be a priority in many areas that were still lagging behind, as well as reinforcing the digital infrastructure that now supports the entire economy. While we all agree that a bigger focus on privacy and security is needed, we have seen how beneficial it can be to have systems networked, connected, and more accessible than ever.

In education, the availability of communications together with connected resources is making access to knowledge, experimentation, and investigation more universal than ever. And that's also the foundation for all research and development activities fostering better collaboration and the creation of dynamic communities.

For companies, these accelerated changes have also created a sense of priorities in the way they will be able to leverage technology to quickly adjust to foreseeable challenges and create more robust working methods that protect business and the workforce. This is true across all industries and applications. While the pandemic is causing enormous economic impact in many industries, there was growth in specific technology segments, and the positive impact of some disruptions will be beneficial simply because it accelerated much-needed changes. Using technology and connected tools is an essential part of the recovery.

This month, audioXpress looked more carefully at the evolution of test and measurement solutions over the past year, and saw promising signs. Most test and measurement companies, including those focused on audio, quickly recognized the need to accelerate and adjust their existing solutions according to these pressing concepts. Implications of which enabled distributed testing, and introduced processes for remote collaboration meaning connected measurement solutions that can be collaboratively explored, even by teams working remotely. In the same way as distributed computing, sharing large data sets and frameworks has long been acknowledged to foster progress, relying on distributed processes sharing dozens, hundreds, or many thousands of data acquisition points enables extraordinary achievements. Together with connecting users in communities, allowing remote access to measurement devices that otherwise may be sitting idle on a bench can make a huge difference to foster research or even simply for learning.

 

audioXpress Magazine March 2021

 

For test and measurement manufacturers, this could actually mean selling more instrumentation to be used as calibrated front ends, together with possible software-as-a-service models. It's just a new architecture with much greater scalability.

We analyzed that perspective for this edition's Market Update on Audio Test and Measurement where we naturally also discussed specific solutions used for measuring electronics and acoustics, as well as development and certification solutions.

And for this edition, David Logvin interviewed Matt Taylor, the president and founder of QuantAsylum, a fast growing test and measurement company based in the state of Washington, that adopted a unique modular product/solution approach that seems to be incredibly agile, adjusting well to current times. As Matt Taylor shares, his company has seen demand for its products doubling in the second quarter of 2020. And reliance on open-source and web- and community-based development has appealed to its growing user-base, while enabling the company to better understand real requirements and respond to actual demands.

These are interesting trends, even in those product categories that have showed greater resilience and expanded in these challenging times. I am certain these will resonate across the audio industry, particularly as we all face the need to embrace solid strategies for 2021 and beyond.

We need to consider how we could expand the benefits of streamlined and highly-efficient connected experiences for audio product development in general.

 

 

J. Martins
Editor-in-Chief

 

 

 

 

Subscribe To audioXpress Magazine

Subscribe To audioXpress Magazine
Click here to subscribe to audioXpress magazine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     
 

Quick Links


Audiophile Review Magazine
High-End Audio Equipment Reviews

 

Equipment Review Archives
Turntables, Cartridges, Etc
Digital Source
Do It Yourself (DIY)
Preamplifiers
Amplifiers
Cables, Wires, Etc
Loudspeakers/ Monitors
Headphones, IEMs, Tweaks, Etc
Ultra High-End Audio Reviews

 

Videos
Enjoy the Music.TV

 

Columns
Editorials By Tom Lyle
Viewpoint By Roger Skoff
Viewpoint By Steven R. Rochlin
Various Think Pieces
Manufacturer Articles


Show Reports
The HiFi Summit Q4 2020
The HiFi Summit Q2 2020
Bristol Hi-Fi Show Report 2020
Florida Audio Expo 2020 Show Report
New York Audio Show 2019 Report
Capital Audiofest 2019 Show Report
Rocky Mountain Audio Fest (RMAF) 2019
High End Munich 2019 Show Report
AXPONA 2019 Show Report
Zagreb AV Show Report 2019
CanJam Singapore 2019 Show Report
Salon Audio Montreal Audio Fest 2019
Click here for previous shows.

 

Other
Audiophile Contests
Cool Free Stuff For You
Tweaks For Your System
Vinyl Logos For LP Lovers
Lust Pages Visual Beauty

 

Resources & Information
Music Definitions
Hi-Fi Definitions

 


Daily Industry News

High-End Audio News & Information

 

Partner Print Magazines
audioXpress
Australian Hi-Fi Magazine
hi-fi+ Magazine
HIFICRITIC
HiFi Media
Hi-Fi World
Sound Practices
VALVE Magazine

 

For The Press & Industry
About Us
Press Releases
Official Site Graphics

 

Contests & Our Mailing List

Our free newsletter for monthly updates & enter our contests!

 

 

    

Home   |   Industry News   |   Equipment Reviews   |   Press Releases   |   About Us   |   Contact Us

 

All contents copyright  1995 - 2021  HighEndAudio.com and Enjoy the Music.com
May not be copied or reproduced without permission.  All rights reserved.