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April 16, 2007

10th EDITION OF NAB ENGINEERING HANDBOOK RELEASED


Coincident with this years NAB convention is the release of the Tenth Edition of the NAB Engineering
Handbook. First published in 1935 (then again in 1938, 1946, 1949, 1960, 1975, 1985, 1992, 1999,
and now 2007), the NAB Engineering Handbook is the definitive guide to broadcast engineering for
radio and television. This latest edition has been fully revised and updated, with 104 chapters
containing 2150 pages, an increase of 35 percent over
the Ninth Edition.

The NAB Engineering Handbook provides the single


most comprehensive and accessible resource available
for engineers and others working in production,
postproduction, networks, local stations, equipment
manufacturing or any of the associated areas of radio
and television (see the complete Table of Contents
below). It provides detailed information for both radio
and TV broadcast engineers, on virtually every aspect of
the broadcast chain from newsgathering, program
production and postproduction through master control
and distribution links to transmission, antennas, RF
propagation, cable and satellite.

Hot topics covered include HD Radiotm, HDTV, 2GHz


broadcast auxiliary services, EAS, workflow, metadata,
digital asset management, advanced video and audio
compression, audio and video over IP, and Internet
broadcasting. A wide range of related topics that
engineers and managers need to understand are also
covered, including broadcast administration, FCC
practices, technical standards, security, safety, disaster
planning, facility planning, project management, and
engineering management.

The Editor-in-Chief for this 10th edition is Edmund


Williams, until recently with PBS. Associate Editors are Graham Jones and David Layer, of NAB Science
and Technology, and Thomas Osenkowsky, radio engineering consultant, who worked with
contributions from 144 authors to produce this wide-ranging reference work. The list of authors reads
like a whos who of broadcast engineering; basic principles and the latest technologies and issues are
all addressed by respected professionals with first-hand experience in the broadcast industry and
manufacturing. Also included with the print edition of the book is a CD-ROM including the entire
handbook in searchable, Adobe Acrobat format. The NAB Engineering Handbook is available for
purchase on the Internet at www.nabstore.com.

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