Neural Unveils New Digital Audio Products at NAB2006

April 11, 2006
Neural Audio Corp., a provider of digital signal processing technology based in Kirkland, Wash., will demonstrate its digital audio capabilities for surround sound and audio codec pre-conditioning for digital radio and DTV at NAB2006.

Neural Audio and Harris Broadcast Communications Division will introduce the next generation NeuStar 4.0 Codec Pre-Conditioning Audio System for HD Radio, Internet, ISDN/POTS, Satellite, DRM, DAB, compressed STLs and satellite uplinks. The 1RU NeuStar 4.0 features more DSP, a user-friendly front panel and TCP/IP Web control, and is fully field upgradeable for future expansion.

Neural will also demonstrate codec performance on four multicast channel streams at bit-rates down to 16 kbps, as well as the NeuStar SW4.0, a software version of NeuStar 4.0. The software upgrade has all the robust feature sets and processing algorithms of the NeuStar 4.0 and UltraLink hardware; allowing broadcasters to monitor and process multiple digital radio channels HD2, HD3 and HD4 or Internet streams in the same "box" without additional hardware.

The NeuStar SW4.0 runs on Windows XP computer or server and will be shipping in May and will be followed by NeuStar 4.0 shipping in June.

Neural will also show MultiMerge for DTV, an intelligent upmixing technology that combines network 5.1 and local content, into a seamless, uninterrupted 5.1 surround sound experience. Also on display will be the Neural Surround DownMix and UpMix appliances for television and radio. The Neural DownMix and UpMix will be part of the Harris BMX digital console demonstration in the Harris Broadcast booth.

Neural will be in Booths C807 and C2507.

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