Home About Press Room pr060615
June 15, 2006. Chicago, IL
For immediate release

CEntrance Upgrades UD for MIDI and GSIF 2 Compatibility

V2.0 of Windows FireWire Audio Software Driver Also Compatible with More Devices

The driver's control panel reveals its ability to integrate hardware from multiple manufacturers into one, unified setup. Click the picture above for a larger image.

UD Product Page
Press Reviews
Product Compatibility

Press contacts:

CEntrance Inc.
o: 847-581-0500


Universal Driverô and Ideal Driverô are trademarks of Centrance, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective holders.


Chicago, IL - JUNE 15, 2006 - CEntrance, a leader in professional audio technology, today released an upgrade to its Universal Driver for FireWire™ audio interfaces. The Windows™ audio software enables consumers to combine FireWire audio interfaces from various manufacturers into one, feature-rich audio system. Version 2.0 of the product features high stability and ultra-low latency of just over 5mS, analog input to analog output.

The major upgrade adds new hardware devices to the list of supported products and enhances performance by adding MIDI and GSIF 2 to the existing ASIO2 and WDM compatibility. GSIF 2 is Tascam's latest hardware driver compatibility specification for audio interfaces. GSIF 2 is an update of GSIF that adds both kernel level MIDI and audio input into GigaStudio.

The Universal Driverô (UD) now supports devices from Apogee, Behringer, Echo, Focusrite, ESI, Mackie, Miglia, M-Audio, Presonus, and Tapco. CEntrance plans to add support for products by TASCAM, Alesis, Phonic and many others in the near future. Please check the company's website for an up-to date list of hardware and software compatibility: http://www.CEntrance.com/products/ud/

CEntrance also announced that its new product, the Ideal Driver™ (ID) will have the same compatibility and features as the UD, but will feature single-device capability and will be sold for half the price of UD. The main thrust behind the new driver is giving users a robust alternative to a typical OEM driver, featuring highest stability, lowest latency and other professional features.

"The goal of the Universal Driver project was to make a high-quality driver to end all drivers," said Michael Goodman, Managing Director of CEntrance. "Customers are very enthusiastic about this product. We constantly get positive feedback along with requests to support more devices. Our engineers are actively involved in making this a truly Universal Driver, with the aim of supporting as many devices as we can. The addition of GSIF and MIDI will make the Universal Driver a solid choice for audio professionals who need reliable, low-latency audio recording under Windows."

The Universal Driver is available for sale now at $79.95US from the CEntrance website. The Ideal Driver will be priced at $39.95 when it ships.

CEntrance is a proven leader in driver development. Alesis, Harman Pro, Mackie, Oxford Semi, Zoom and many others have licensed CEntrance drivers for their audio products. The UD and ID are also available for volume licensing. Manufacturers are invited to contact CEntrance at (847) 581-0500 with requests for driver customization and product development.

About CEntrance, Inc.
Founded in 2000, CEntrance is a full-service design firm that brings to market differentiated audio and entertainment products. The company's holistic, customer-focused approach blends product strategy, design, innovation, and outsourcing coordination. CEntrance helps increase its clients' profitability by consistently delivering products that reinforce business goals and brand identity. CEntrance is headquartered near Chicago with offices in California, Wisconsin, and Russia. For more information, visit www.CEntrance.com or call 847-581-0500.