AudioScience, Inc., a manufacturer of professional audio peripherals for the broadcast and entertainment industries, has unveiled the ASI5402 CobraNet PCI soundcard. The ASI5402 is a PCM-only soundcard providing CobraNet audio networking coupled with advanced audio processing. Using Cirrus Logic's Silicon Series CobraNet interface, the card can simultaneously record and play two channels of 24-bit audio over a 100Mbps Ethernet network. Also incorporated is AudioScience's unique MRX technology, allowing the routing and mixing of streams of different sample rates and formats.
"CobraNet is a multi-vendor audio routing technology that to date has not capitalized on the audio capabilities of standard PCs. AudioScience's ASI6416 addressed PC audio requirements needing significant numbers of channels, and now we round out our offerings for those installs that only need stereo," says AudioScience president Richard Gross. "Customers no longer need to connect standard audio cards to external CobraNet boxes. The ASI5402 supports a complete, cost effective, end-to-end solution."
Drivers are provided for Windows XP, Server 2003 and Vista, as well as for Linux; 64-bit drivers are available for Windows Vista and Linux. AudioScience's application, ASIControl, allows CobraNet routing connections to be made between the ASI5402 and any other CobraNet compliant device on the network. SDKs are available for Windows and Linux using either standard APIs such as DirectSound or ALSA, or the proprietary AudioScience HPI and ASX interfaces.