Orban Adds Opticodec 1020 FE for iPod-casting Live Streaming to Product Line

Tempe, AZ (April 6, 2006)--Circuit Research Labs Inc., parent company of Orban/CRL, announced the release of the Orban Opticodec 1020 FE encoding application for netcasting, file encoding, podcasting, audio content downloading and mobile 3GPP Devices. A product of Orban's Personal Computer Product Division, Opticodec 1020 FE is the latest in Orban's line of "Optimized Audio" products for the Internet.
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Tempe, AZ (April 6, 2006)--Circuit Research Labs Inc., parent company of Orban/CRL, announced the release of the Orban Opticodec 1020 FE encoding application for netcasting, file encoding, podcasting, audio content downloading and mobile 3GPP Devices. A product of Orban's Personal Computer Product Division, Opticodec 1020 FE is the latest in Orban's line of "Optimized Audio" products for the Internet.

The 1020 FE line supports the MP4 family of codecs including AAC and HE-AAC/aacPlus. It can produce iPod-compatible podcasts that can be streamed live or played on demand, even when the file is still downloading. Also included are file hinting for streaming applications and 3GPP mobile phones. The 1020 FE can tag and add graphics for album art and/or logos. Thanks to the high efficiency aacPlus codec, downloads of quality comparable to high bit rate MP3s and WMAs can be done in half the time, using half of the bandwidth, yielding a superior experience for the user and cost savings for the content provider.

The Opticodec 1020 FE Professional and Enterprise editions support batch encoding that can be launched from the application or command line. 3GPP Hinting is available on the Enterprise edition only.

"This is a high-quality, full-featured AAC/HE-AAC/aacPlus encoder with all the necessary tools and features in one application. It is no longer necessary to use several potentially incompatible applications for various file operations," said Greg Ogonowski, Orban/CRL VP of product development.

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