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Marco Lopez Named Vice President Of Engineering At Clear-Com

Spearheading product development across key strategic areas, including strengthening the company’s wireless technology and IP-based intercom platforms.
Marco Lopez, the new VP of engineering at Clear-Com.

Clear-Com has announced the appointment of Marco Lopez as vice president of engineering, where he is spearheading product development across key strategic areas related to product development, including strengthening the company’s wireless technology and IP-based intercom platforms.

Lopez brings 30 years of experience to the new role. In the mid-2000s, he played a key role in the transformation of analog to digital signals with Miranda Technologies and helped develop the Active Format Description (AFD) standard that defined aspect ratio control between standard and high-definition broadcasting. The project won an Emmy Award in 2011 and was adopted and standardized by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE).

Later, he helped bring IP standards to the broadcast world through his work with the AIMS (Alliance for IP Media Solutions) nonprofit initiative, laying the groundwork for what is today SMPTE 2110. After Miranda Technologies was acquired by Belden, Lopez was appointed president and tasked with leading the acquisition of Grass Valley, where he eventually managed the company’s Live Production business unit.

“We are excited to have Marco on board,” states Mitzi Dominguez, CEO of Clear-Com. “He brings a wealth of technical expertise as well as an intrinsic understanding of the needs of our Broadcast users from his years in the industry, a unique and valuable combination for the business. He shares our enthusiasm for customer service and the drive for innovation leading our next generation of products.”

“Clear-Com offers me an incredible opportunity to learn about the audio side of the business, from a team of some of the most experienced engineers in the intercom field,” Lopez adds. “I’m honored to be able to contribute to the company’s heritage of innovation and eager to bring my experience in virtualization of the broadcast workflow to the team’s deep expertise in voice communications.”

He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Computer Engineering from Concordia University and is based out of the Clear-Com engineering office in Montreal.


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