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NAB Announces 11th Edition of Engineering Handbook

Respected Technical Reference Will Be Fully-Updated and Expanded; Contributing Authors Sought


The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) announced today that a new edition of the “NAB Engineering Handbook” is currently under development. First published in 1935, this will be the 11th edition of this industry-standard reference book, with an anticipated release date of April 2017.

The 11th edition, published by Focal Press, will include numerous emerging technology topics not covered in previous editions, along with comprehensive revisions of earlier subjects. The Handbook’s scope will also be expanded to take on a more international perspective.

The project is led by editor-in-chief Garrison Cavell, a well-known broadcast engineering consultant, and President of Cavell Mertz & Associates. The publication’s associate editors are David Layer, senior director, Advanced Engineering at NAB; Thomas Osenkowsky, engineering consultant; and Skip Pizzi, senior director of New Media Technologies at NAB.

The editorial team intends the Handbook to serve a uniquely valuable purpose for broadcast engineers. Cavell said, “My goal is for us to craft this latest edition not as a heavy scholarly work filled with equations and esoterica that will sit on shelves unopened, but as an approachable, easily understood reference that will be used often.”

NAB is currently seeking contributing authors for the approximately 120 chapters comprising the Handbook. A call for authors has been issued, and is available here.

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