Frederick J. Ampel

Frederick J. Ampel has been involved in the professional audiovisual industry for more than 25 years. His career has included professional live sound reinforcement, broadcast audio production, studio design and installation, and sound, AV, and video system design, installation, equipment development and sales. From 1983 through 1992 he was founding editor/editorial director of Sound & Video Contractor (S&VC). He was also editorial director for RE/P. In the fall of 1991 he founded Technology Visions, a consultancy specializing in marketing and technology assessment, business development, market research and development, import/export development, product development and planning the audio and video industries worldwide.

Most recently he chaired the InfoComm Audio Coverage Uniformity (ACU) working group. The ACU standard - ANSI/INFOCOMM 1M-2009 - Audio Coverage Uniformity in Enclosed Listener Areas - InfoComm International Performance Standard, was published in November of 2009. Work has begun on a suite of follow-on standards covering Speech and Music Quality, Reference Sound Pressure Levels, Equalization, and System commissioning procedures. Currently Mr. Ampel serves on the InfoComm Standards Steering and Planning Committee, and as a Standards development consultant to CEDIA. Mr. Ampel is an active member of AES ( since 1969), ASA, CEDIA, IoA, and NSCA.
Ampel holds a Master of Science Degree in Engineering from Boston University, and a Bachelor of Arts in English/Music from Long Island University. He has been published in the proceedings of the IoA, AES, NSCA, InfoComm and numerous journals and publications. He was the principal editor for the 1997 edition of CEDIA's Home Theater Manual. Ampel served on the AES' SC10 committee on Computer Control of Audio Systems and both the NSCA and CEDIA education committees. He also chaired CEDIA's Certification Task Force. He has conducted classes, workshops, and papers sessions for NSCA, CEDIA, InfoComm and AES, as well as the IoA and SCIF in the UK, and several trade events in Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia. He is an active member of AES, ASA, CABA, CEDIA, IoA and NSCA.