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AudioScience Signs Some Junior Partners

ASI564x series are suitable for certain radio production and automation applications

Featured by AudioScience at the spring show will be the ASI564x series, described as “junior partners” of the ASI6600 series of PCI Express sound cards, used in radio station automation.

The new cards retain features such as +24 dBu balanced analog audio with 110 dB dynamic range, and AES/EBU digital I/O with hardware sample rate converters on all inputs. Multi-channel support is standard.

Using the surround sound extensions (SSX), streams of up to eight channels may be played, recorded and mixed. These cards are suitable for applications such as radio production and automation systems that do not require DSP-based MPEG compression.

Also featured by AudioScience will be the ASI8914, a universal PCI card that contains four HD Radio/AM/FM tuners. Each tuner may be set to an independent analog or HD Radio station. The audio from each tuner is presented to the computer host as a mono or stereo record stream that may be accessed through a 32-bit PCI bus master interface. Each tuner can also decode and stream the HD Radio Program-Associated Data (PAD) data and RDS/RDBS data for analog FM. HD Radio multi-cast is supported, allowing the audio and PAD stream to be switched between the Main Program Service (MPS) and Secondary Program Services (SPS) under software control.

And the company will show the ASI6585, which merges Axia’s Livewire with advanced audio processing on one adapter. Using a Texas Instruments onboard floating point DSP with Axia Livewire networked audio allows the ASI6585 to simultaneously play up to eight streams of audio that can be mixed to eight stereo outputs, and record up to eight audio streams fed from eight stereo inputs, over switched Ethernet, according to the company.

NAB Booth: C7423