Belfast, N. Ireland (April 27, 2005)–Expansion and enrichment were the key themes behind the range of audio compression solutions which APT (Audio Processing Technology) displayed at this year’s NAB show. APT showed several innovative hardware and software solutions that bring the company’s apt-X audio data compression algorithm to a wider customer base.
One of the main attractions at the APT booth was the newly released WorldNet Oslo. A modular, multiple channel audio codec, the WorldNet Oslo has been designed to transport exceptional quality audio and data over various digital networks such as T1, E1, TCP/IP and ISDN. The flexible system architecture and variety of available options make the unit highly customizable to the user’s current requirements and enable future expansion of the unit.
WorldNet Oslo offers savings on network infrastructure by allowing audio and data to be sent simultaneously via an E1/T1 circuit and provides power and transport back-up options for use in mission critical environments. A recently added feature is the ability to synchronize multiple channels together, allowing transport of 5.1 content and ensuring that all channels are phase exact.
At NAB, APT unveiled an expanded feature set on their popular WorldNet Rio audio codec. In addition to the Standard and Enhanced apt-X algorithms, the WorldNet Rio now incorporates MPEG Layer II and III for increased compatibility with other audio codecs. The system is also now available with an SNMP option for remote operation.
apt-X Pro is a recently launched software plug in for Pro Tools, enabling the creation, editing, manipulation and sharing of Enhanced apt-X-encoded 16 to 24 bit audio. With an intuitive user interface and compatibility with both Mac and Windows version of Pro Tools, the apt-XTM Pro integrates seamlessly with the workstation and allows for lightening-fast encode and decode.
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