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Smarts, On Air Debut PC Digital Products

Smarts, On Air Debut PC Digital Products

Smarts Broadcast Systems and On Air Digital Inc. recently released a new generation of digital audio products designed to eliminate the necessity for proprietary audio cards.
The new products use an auxiliary computer running the Linux or Windows XP operating systems, handling any needed audio compression in the computer rather than on the card. By eliminating the cards, Smarts and On Air hope to reduce hardware costs without degrading audio quality.
The new products will the majority of computer audio files, including MPEG-2, MPEG-3, PCM-wav, BWF and apt-X. Most files can be mixed and matched and played back to back and overlapped if desired.
The product currently runs with the Smartcaster and the Ultimate Digital Studio systems. User interfaces in development include a Linux graphics interface and an HTML interface that will allow control of the systems from any computer on the Internet without special software.