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For Immediate Release

Smaller ASI8921 Packs Powerful Punch!

NEWCASTLE, DE (April 2, 2008) – AudioScience, Inc., a leader of professional audio peripherals for the broadcast and entertainment industries, announces the successor to its award winning ASI8700 series of broadcast tuner PCI adapters used in radio and TV broadcast audio monitoring. The new ASI8921 line is a smaller version of its bigger brother, but packs a punch with the addition of RDS/RBDS metadata monitoring.

The ASI8921 is a half-length PCI card, much smaller than the ASI8700 series, and can be fitted with one or two tuner modules as required. Currently available modules provide either four channels FM+RDS or four channels of AM/FM+RDS. Added functionality includes AM and FM de-emphasis, which is software selectable, using AudioScience’s ASIControl mixer application. An F connector feeds RF signal from an external antenna to all tuners on the ASI8921. On the AM/FM module, each tuner may also be fed from an external antenna input per tuner. An HD50 connector makes available the mono or stereo line level audio of each tuner output.

“Due to advances in silicon tuner technology, we are finally able to offer our customers a smaller tuner adapter. The ASI8921 will be able to go where no ASI8700 has gone before, especially in rack mount units!” says Richard Gross, President of AudioScience. “Plus, the addition of 50us de-emphasis to our tuners helps our European customers with improved integration.”

The silicon tuners used also reduce the power consumption of the ASI8921 series. The ASI8921-2200 with eight AM/FM tuners consumes less than 10W compared to almost 20W of the previous generation ASI8702 AM/FM adapter.

There are four versions of the ASI8921 available:

  • The ASI8921-1000 has 4 channels of FM+RDS
  • The ASI8921-1100 has 8 channels of FM+RDS
  • The ASI8921-2000 has 4 channels of AM/FM+RDS
  • The ASI8921-2200 has 8 channels of AM/FM+RDS
  • Up to eight ASI8921s can be placed in one system, and Windows XP, Server 2003, Vista, and Linux software drivers are available.

    ASI8921 Product Data 

    For pricing and further information, contact Richard Gross in the US at +1-302-324-5333 or T.K. Pang in Asia at +65 98184303.

    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.