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Sondigo Launches Two New PC Audio Solutions Powered by Dolby Laboratories Technology

Sondigo Launches Two New PC Audio Solutions Powered by Dolby Laboratories Technology

Canadian PC audio company Sondigo today announced the availability of two new products powered by Dolby technologies. 1. Sondigo Inferno Advanced 7.1 Channel Sound Card -- the first card to feature the complete range of Dolby premium technologies (Dolby Headphone, Dolby Virtual Surround, Dolby Pro Logic IIx and Dolby Digital Live.) 2. Sondigo Callisto USB Home Theater Adapter -- the first USB audio adapter powered by Dolby Digital Live to enable real-time Dolby Digital 5.1 channel surround sound over a single optical cable.

South Surrey, British Columbia, Canada (PRWEB) October 12, 2006

Sondigo today announced two ground-breaking products which use Dolby® technologies to deliver superior audio experiences on the PC.

The Sondigo Inferno Advanced 7.1 Channel Sound Card is the very first PCI sound card to feature Dolby Pro Logic® IIx, Dolby Digital Live, Dolby Headphone, and Dolby Virtual Surround technologies. This powerful combination of Dolby technologies gives PC users the flexibility to enjoy a high-quality experience from all of their content and in almost any playback environment.

Multiple Dolby technologies within the Sondigo Inferno enable it to address a broad spectrum of a PC user’s lifestyle needs and listening situations. For travelers on the go, the Sondigo Inferno offers virtual surround sound over any set of headphones. For listeners at home who need a simple, inexpensive way to enhance their entertainment, the Sondigo Inferno delivers virtual 5.1 channel sound using just two speakers. For audiophiles with advanced home entertainment systems, the Sondigo Inferno can deliver 7.1 channels of audio through speakers.

The Sondigo Callisto USB Home Theater Adapter allows PC users to experience pure digital 5.1 surround sound audio using a single optical cable connection to their home theater systems, audio-video receivers or digital speakers.

Featuring Dolby Digital Live and DTS Connect and based on the C-Media Nitrogen D2 USB audio controller, the Sondigo Callisto delivers high-quality 5.1 channel audio from any standard PC running Microsoft Windows XP, including Media Center Edition.

“The Inferno Advanced 7.1 Channel Sound Card and the Callisto USB Home Theater Adapter rounds out Sondigo’s PC audio solutions, allowing our customers to experience high-quality audio solutions featuring Dolby technologies on USB, PCI and wireless hardware,” said Len Layton, president and founder of Sondigo. “Now users have a Sondigo solution wherever and however they enjoy audio from their PC.”

“Sondigo provides a full range of advanced PC sound card solutions with Dolby technologies,” said Greg Rodehau, Marketing Director, PC Business Unit, Dolby Laboratories. “Sondigo is raising the bar for PC sound cards in terms of performance and features giving PC users greater freedom and flexibility to enjoy more realistic and immersing entertainment experiences using Dolby technologies.”

About the Sondigo Inferno Advanced 7.1 Channel Sound Card

The Sondigo Inferno provides PC users with the most complete set of audio technologies ever assembled in a single PCI sound card. Powered by the C-Media Oxygen HD PCI audio processor, the Sondigo Inferno is the best way to enjoy music, movies and games using a sound card on your PC.

“The Sondigo Inferno is the world’s first PCI sound card to include Dolby Pro Logic IIx, Dolby Digital Live, Dolby Headphone, and Dolby Virtual Surround,” said Len Layton, president of Sondigo. “No matter what you choose to do on your PC, this is the last sound card you will ever need.”

Sondigo Inferno Features and Benefits

  • 7.1 channel 192kHz/24-bit outputs and stereo 96kHz/24-bit inputs for extremely high audio quality
  • S/PDIF optical input and output for connectivity to home theater and digital speaker systems
  • Dolby Pro Logic IIx technology expands any stereo or 5.1 channel DVD movie, music, video game, or broadcast audio signal into an enhanced 6.1 or 7.1 channel surround sound experience, creating a natural surround sound field that greatly improves the entertainment experience
  • Dolby Digital Live technology makes it easy to connect a PC to A/V receiver using a single digital cable, eliminating the confusion, hassle and clutter of multiple connections
  • Dolby Headphone technology enables people to enjoy a virtual 5.1 channel surround sound experience from any set of headphones without disturbing others and provides an ideal way to listen to music late at night or watch DVD movies on a laptop while flying on a plane
  • Dolby Virtual Surround technology delivers a virtual 5.1 channel surround sound experience from just two speakers so people can enjoy great audio from PCs in smaller spaces, including city apartments, college dormitories and dens. It also eliminates the need to buy extra speakers, wires or speaker stands to enjoy great surround sound
  • C-Media Karaoke enables vocal cancellation and pitch shifting so you can sing along to any audio
  • C-Media Magic Voice for real time voice disguise and masking.
  • C-Media FlexBass™ for highly configurable bass management
  • C-Media Xear 3D™ sound effect processor with room effect presets
  • 10-band Equalizer with 12 preset modes
  • ASIO multi-channel output driver providing high performance, low-latency audio output from ASIO compatible applications.
  • EAX 1.0&2.0, A3D 1.0, and DirectSound interfaces for maximum compatibility with all PC audio applications and games software
  • DTS Connect™ with DTS Interactive™ and DTS Neo:PC™ technology for 5.1 channel digital output and stereo-to-multi-channel conversion.
  • Bundled with Intervideo WinDVD featuring integrated 5.1 channel Dolby Digital decoding

The Sondigo Inferno is now available direct from Sondigo for $149.99 and from selected retailers.

More Info

Www. sondigo. com/inferno? utm_source=pressrelease&utm_medium=text&utm_content=inferno&utm_campaign=pressrelease%2Binferno (http://www. sondigo. com/inferno? utm_source=pressrelease&utm_medium=text&utm_content=inferno&utm_campaign=pressrelease%2Binferno )

About the Sondigo Callisto USB Home Theater Adapter

Featuring Dolby Digital Live and based on the Nitrogen D2 USB audio controller from C-Media Electronics, the Sondigo Callisto delivers 5.1 channels of high-quality discrete audio from any standard PC running Microsoft Windows XP, including Windows Media Center Edition.

“The Sondigo Callisto is the very first USB audio product powered by Dolby Digital Live technology,” said Eric Cheng, president of C-Media Electronics. “It is an excellent product for all PC users that want to upgrade their audio, and C-Media is very excited to see this application of our chip technology.”

The Sondigo Callisto is ideal for living room PCs running Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition, and requires almost no configuration – simply install the software and connect your PC’s USB port to your digital speakers or home theatre A/V receiver with the included optical cable.

Sondigo Callisto Features and Benefits

  • Dolby Digital Live technology makes it easy to connect a PC to A/V receiver using a single digital cable, eliminating the confusion, hassle and clutter of multiple connections
  • DTS Connect technology providing DTS Interactive sound from movies and games and DTS Neo:PC which transforms stereo audio such as music into immersive 5.1 surround sound
  • Compatible with Microsoft Windows XP / 2000 / Media Center Edition
  • Included S/PDIF optical cable for easy 1-cable surround sound hookup
  • Compact USB adapter form factor for simple installation on any Windows PC

The Sondigo Callisto is available now for immediate delivery for US$49.99.

More Info at www. sondigo. com/callisto? utm_source=pressrelease&utm_medium=text&utm_content=callisto&utm_campaign=pressrelease%2Bcallisto (http://www. sondigo. com/callisto? utm_source=pressrelease&utm_medium=text&utm_content=callisto&utm_campaign=pressrelease%2Bcallisto )

About Sondigo

Sondigo is the consumer hardware brand name of Layton Electronics and Networking Limited, a company founded by audio industry veteran Len Layton in 2005. Based in South Surrey, on the coast of beautiful British Columbia, Canada, Sondigo develops innovative audio technology and products for the global marketplace. Len Layton was formerly with Dolby Laboratories in San Francisco and Lake Technology Limited in Sydney, Australia.

See and hear Sondigo products in the PC Magazine Digital Village, Booth #146 at the DigitalLife Show, the ultimate consumer technology, gaming, and entertainment event at the Jacob K. Javits convention center in New York City October 12-15.

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Sondigo and Sondigo Sirocco are trademarks of Layton Electronics and Networking Limited. Dolby and Pro Logic are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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