Founded in 1996, AudioScience designs, manufactures, and markets digital audio peripherals for computer based audio applications. Products include ASI5000, ASI6000, and ASI87xx series adapters. Features include MRX, TSX, SSX, and SoundGuard proprietary technologies. MRX available on all ASI6000 series adapters, allows simultaneous playback, recording, and mixing of audio streams of differing sample rates and formats. This is accomplished using precision sample rate converters (SRC) that convert all audio streams to a common sample rate (the adapter rate) before mixing occurs. MRX is especially useful in the “all digital” environment, where the adapter is playing and mixing streams of various rates and must output the mix through AES/EBU at a different rate. TSX time scaling technology can be used independently on any or all audio playback streams to expand or compress audio in real-time by up to 20%, while preserving pitch and clarity. TSX can also be used in conjunction with any of the compression formats supported by ASI6000 adapters, including MPEG-1 Layer2 and MP3. The AudioScience Surround Sound eXtensions (SSX) allow certain AudioScience products to play, record and mix streams with up to 8 channels of audio. The number of channels may be 1, 2, 4, 6 or 8. Currently only the ASI5000 series of adapters support SSX. AudioScience is equipping all audio adapters with SoundGuard over voltage protection on all inputs and outputs. The SoundGuard technology protects the adapter using advanced multilayer Transient Voltage Suppressors (TVS) with an ability to dissipate a peak power of over 1000W per I/O pin. Look for our New Cobranet products.