Las Vegas (April 20, 2004)–Digigram, developer of PC sound cards for high end pro audio applications, is introducing the next level range of its PCX sound cards at NAB 2004 and AES Europe. The HR series of PCX sound cards is designed for the most demanding applications in broadcast such as production, on-air, continuous playback, and logging.
Featuring state of the art sound quality with 24-bit/192 kHz converters, more advanced functions, more processing power, and greater flexibility for custom developments, the new generation will be a high-end choice for pro audio manufacturers and independent software vendors. The design of the new generation addresses current and future market needs as expressed by Digigram’s 100+ OEM development partners.
Philippe Delacroix, Digigram managing director, commented, “Since the launch of the PCX range in 1989, our sound cards have been instrumental in the digitalization of broadcast audio and have become the de facto industry standard. The HR Series is a major step forward for the PCX range and the industry, and will certainly set new benchmarks. We are confident that our development partners will find creative ways to enhance their existing applications and to open new markets thanks to this new generation of products.”
The PCX882HR and PCX881HR multichannel sound cards are the first to benefit from the characteristics of the HR (High Resolution) series, which also includes hardware sample rate converters on all inputs for simultaneous recording of digital signals with different sampling frequencies, a 66MHz/64-bit PCI interface and a more powerful on-board DSP. Eight inputs and eight outputs are provided–digital I/Os in the PCX881HR and analog and digital I/Os in the PCX882HR. Maximum levels of the analog inputs and outputs are +24 dBu. Digigram will continue to grow and develop the HR series.
Additionally, the new generation features a comprehensive set of drivers (Digigram np Runtime, WDM DirectSound, Wave, ASIO) and a physical design using the versatile short-length PCI format (only 175 mm/6.875 inches long).
The HR series comes with an expansion board connector for Digigram or custom add-on cards. An optional breakout box is available.