Orban Labs, Inc.
7209 Browning Road
Pennsauken, NJ 08109, USA
Phone: 856.719.9900
Orban Europe GmbH
Business Park Monreposstr.55
71634 Ludwigsburg, Germany
Phone: +49 7141 2266 0

Eric Small - April 10, 1946 - March 15, 2018


Eric Small was an innovative broadcast engineer who helped move broadcast technology forward in consulting, technical marketing, and manufacturing roles. He was involved with Orban in the mid-70s in a marketing and technical consulting capacity. When Bob Orban showed him the prototype of the Optimod 8000A with its non-overshooting lowpass filters, he immediately grasped its potential as an industry game-changer and helped commercialize it by showing Orban, then a studio products company, how to do bullet-proof EMI-resistant packaging and how to get the processor/stereo generator package approved by the FCC by making it look like a composite STL, which the Commission had just sanctioned. He made innovative technical measurements (using the original CBS Loudness Meter) to prove that it could increase loudness by up to 3 dB over prior approaches, and placed early production units with important industry influencers. He presented technical papers on the concept at industry conferences. Orban is forever grateful to Eric for his tireless efforts to make the 8000A successful, and Orban with it. With his senseless death, the industry has lost a true innovator. READ MORE

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Orban Wins "Best of Show" at IBC 2017

The OPTIMOD-FM 8700i audio processor won Radio World International's NewBay "Best of Show" Award at the 2017 IBC Show in Amsterdam!