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AudioStar Offers Remote Flexibility

AudioStar Offers Remote Flexibility

Musicam USA has debuted AudioStar, a software IP audio codec for PCs that works over LAN, WAN, DSL and ADSL, and the Internet. It is portable, runs on the user’s existing PC or laptop and is suitable for remotes.
AudioStar has an auto-detect algorithm that recognizes the coding algorithm used in the transmission of content over an IP connection; it can then change user settings to match. It comes with a hardware dongle, which is a small USB hardware key required to run AudioStar unrestricted.
It can be used on laptops and PCs equipped with a 10/100 LAN interface and a DirectSound-compatible sound card. It can connect to another PC running AudioStar, and is also compatible with NetStar and RoadStar hardware codecs over IP.
Users can employ the sound card that comes with the laptop/PC, or purchase a professional sound card that provides the same performance as hardware codecs. The sound card in the laptop/PC must support full-duplex audio, or the ability to play and record simultaneously.
AudioStar supports the standard algorithms MPEG 1 and 2 Layer 2, MPEG 2 Layer 3, and G.722. It also supports MPEG 2 and 4 AAC, MPEG 4 AAC low-delay, and uncompressed PCM linear audio.
Additionally, users can multicast content to multiple locations running AudioStar, NetStar or RoadStar hardware codecs.