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Codec software driver brings HD Audio to modern PCs

Posted: 06 Oct 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:IDT? HD Audio? codec? software driver? Vista?

Integrated Device Technology Inc. (IDT) has announced the availability of a high-definition audio (HD Audio) codec software driver that enables advanced audio capabilities in Windows Vista-compliant systems.

By combining high-fidelity PC Audio codecs with its flexible Vista-compliant software, the company said it is easing the transition to Vista compliance, which presents a major transition for many computing vendors. This frees PC OEMs and ODMs to focus on developing innovative audio capabilities while dramatically speeding time to market and reducing risk, the company explained.

The new software, which utilizes the existing IDT HD Audio codecs, allows customers to easily provide simultaneous audio processing objects (APO)including third-party add-ons and proprietary functionalitybeyond the capabilities built into Vista itself. The software also enables dynamic resource reassignment, IDT said, allowing independent multiple audio streams with no interruption to music or video playback, while providing a seamless and intuitive experience to listeners when multiple audio usages occur simultaneously, such as listening to music or making VoIP telephony calls.

"Our new software, coupled with the industry's highest fidelity audio codec devices, enable our customers to take full advantage of the growing importance of audio in modern computers," said Phil Bourekas, VP and general manager of IDT's PC audio operations. "Vista represents a significant change in the importance of audio in personal computer devices."

The IDT Windows Vista audio codec software driver is currently sampling to the company's OEM customers. A license to the software is included with the purchase of high-fidelity HD Audio codecs for OEM systems. The software will be generally released in advance of the Microsoft Vista roll out.

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