Auzentech Reveals HDMI 1.3-native PCI Express Audio Combo Card
June 27, 2008 | 15:53
Santa Clara, CA – June 16, 2008: Auzentech, Inc. reveals today its non-downsampling, HDMI 1.3-native, PCI express audio combo card: Auzen X-Fi HomeTheater 7.1.
The Auzen X-Fi HomeTheater 7.1 accepts video from either an internal or external connection, mixes it with digital audio, and outputs the combined video and lossless multichannel audio via a single HDMI™ 1.3 port. Moreover, the internal connection will exclusively support upcoming NVIDIA products, to create the ultimate in audio and visual entertainment.
The latest in a long line of breakthrough soundcards from Auzentech, the Auzen X-Fi HomeTheater 7.1 outputs a bitstream of high-deinition, multichannel audio from Blu-ray or HD movies with no downsampling, to take full advantage of lossless digital audio formats such as Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio.
The Auzen X-Fi HomeTheater 7.1 has been designed around the latest Creative PCI Express X-Fi audio processor. For home theater enthusiasts, the processor includes HDMI 1.3 support and will feature Dolby Digital and DTS encoding for a single-cable connection to home theater systems. For gamers, the card leverages the power of the PCI Express-optimized X-Fi processor to deliver accelerated audio for improved game performance, with ultra-realistic EAX 5.0 effects and 3D positional audio.
“Creative is excited to work with Auzentech to deliver a true high-deinition HDMI solution based on our latest PCI Express-based processor,” said Steve Erickson, VP and GM of audio for Creative. “We have completely re-architected our X-Fi audio processor, optimizing it for the PCI Express bus. We’ve also made a signiicant achievement in customizing our audio technology to enable the highest quality lossless digital audio for HDMI, for a stunning HD digital entertainment experience.”
“CyberLink provides the best in audio and video playback quality to deliver the ultimate movie experience on the PC,» said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink. «Featuring HDMI version 1.3-enabed capabilities, PowerDVD will enable users to enjoy high deinition cinema on their PCs. We are excited to partner with Auzentech to offer a true, uncompressed HD audio experience by employing our breakthrough technologies.”
“At Auzentech we focus on bringing innovative products to market by listening to our end-users requests,” said Stephane Bae, President of Auzentech, Inc. “By teaming up with Industry leaders Creative, NVIDIA, CyberLink and Silicon Image, end users and home theater enthusiasts will now be able to enjoy Blu-Ray or HD movies in their full glory.”
The Auzen X-Fi HomeTheater 7.1 is made possible through cooperation between Auzentech, NVIDIA, CyberLink PowerDVD software, Silicon Image, and the Creative X-Fi
chip development team.
Release of the Auzen X-Fi HomeTheater 7.1 is planned for Sept. 2008.
About Auzentech, Inc.
AUZENTECH, Inc. is a provider of quality consumer electronics products, which is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA. AUZENTECH developed the World’s irst Dolby Digital Live Sound card (X-Mystique 7.1 Gold) and the World’s irst DTS Connect Sound Card (X-Plosion 7.1 DTS Connect) and continues to bring the most innovative audio products to the market.
Importer of many brands internationally renowned, Bacatá became in a few years one of the leaders in the distribution of IT products for both professionals and the general public in Europe. The quality of the products and the control of the distribution networks built the reputation of this talentuous importer. The range of products is designed for professionals and industrials (Mini-ITX motherboards, Barebones, Unicorn Computer…) as well as for the general public and the state-of-the-art technology lovers (Asus, Antec, Zalman…).
About Creative Technology Ltd.
Creative is a worldwide leader in digital entertainment products. Famous for its Sound Blaster sound cards and for launching the multimedia revolution, Creative is now driving digital entertainment on the PC platform with products like its highly acclaimed ZEN™ portable audio and media players.