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For Immediate Release

QSC Endorses AudioScience’s ASI2416 CobraNet Unit   

Costa Mesa, CA (February 26, 2008) –With the discontinuation of the QSC Audio RAVE series, a need remained for a CobraNet audio interface device. The AudioScience ASI2416 series of CobraNet devices has been selected by QSC as the recommended replacement for the discontinued RAVE series.  In all cases, the ASI2416 line provides the functionality of the RAVE series as well as additional features.

The ASI2416 is a modular CobraNet audio interface in a 1U rack mount format. It can accommodate up to 4 function specific modules, allowing up to 16 channels of analog or AES/EBU I/O. Each module has a unique interchangeable connector (terminal block, RJ-45 StudioHub™ or 50-pin Centronics) for unparalleled flexibility.

“The modularity and termination options allow for greater flexibility for the user” says Richard Gross, president of AudioScience, Inc. “The end user can have balanced analog I/O, digital I/O, any of three terminations, for up to 16 channels of audio in a single 1 RU box.  Coupling these options with our powerful Texas Instruments 32bit floating point DSP for sophisticated switching and mixing, results in a very powerful product.”

Standard SNMP-based CobraNet tools, for example CobraNet Discovery, can be used to configure CobraNet routing. ASI2416 specific control of analog levels and volumes is provided by AudioScience application software. An SDK is freely available for developers along with example code to enable straightforward integration of extended processing features into third party applications.

Following is a table of the AudioScience products and the Rave units they replace:
Product Configuration QSC RAVE Equivalent
ASI2416-4400 8 AES/EBU in/out, XLR connectors on breakout cable RAVE 80, 81
ASI2416-4000 4 AES/EBU in/out, XLR connectors on breakout cable RAVE 88
ASI2416-1100 16 channels of balanced analog in/out, terminal block connectors RAVE 160, 161
ASI2416-1000 8 channels of balanced analog in/out, terminal block connectors RAVE 188

ASI2416 Product Data 

About QSC Audio Products, LLC
QSC Audio Products, LLC is a leading manufacturer of power amplifiers, loudspeakers, signal processing, digital signal transport, and computer control systems for professional audio markets worldwide.

About AudioScience, Inc.
AudioScience, Inc. designs, manufactures and markets digital audio peripherals for computer-based digital audio applications. AudioScience is headquartered in New Castle, Delaware with offices in Costa Mesa -California, Rochester -New York, Christchurch - New Zealand and Singapore.  It is located at 42C Reads Way, Newcastle, Delaware 19720; phone +1-302-324-5333. 

Richard Gross, President
AudioScience Inc.