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apt-X Live Makes Debut at NAB2007

APT gave apt-X Live, its latest encoding technology, its first public appearance at NAB2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

APT gave its latest encoding technology its first public appearance at NAB2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Joining the Standard and Enhanced apt-X compression algorithms is the apt-X Live codec, which capable of delivering compression ratios of up to 8:1 with the same acoustics and ultralow delay of other apt-X algorithms.

“The industry is demanding ever greater bandwidth efficiency and we sought to provide a solution, which meets these demands without compromising on the core competences associated with apt-X,” said APT Commercial Director Jon McClintock.

According to McClintock, participants in a series of independent listening tests were unable to discern any difference between 24-bit, 48 kHz PCM audio and apt-X Live.

Microphone manufacturer Shure Inc. has signed a licensing agreement with APT to incorporate the technology into its wireless live performance products, and APT plans incorporate the new algorithm into its codec range by late 2007.