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October 05, 2006. Chicago, IL
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CEntrance Announces "CE1105 FireWire Audio Solution"

Fully Integrated FireWire Module - Quick Path to Market for Audio OEMs

CE1105 FireWire Module

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Chicago, IL - October 05, 2006 - CEntrance, a leader in professional audio technology, today announced availability of the CE1105 FireWire Audio Solution, a compact hardware module, which instantly adds FireWire connectivity to audio devices. The space-saving design features premium quality analog I/O and is easy to integrate into a variety of products, from mixers, to preamps, to signal processors. Custom product development is the main business for CEntrance, which is offering the device components and customized software, along with integration services, to help manufacturers add audio connectivity to Windows or Macintosh computers.

The well-constructed design features a small footprint, for easy integration into portable and rack-mount devices. The modular solution contains separate analog and digital PCBs, stacked vertically to save space. For digital-only applications, the analog PCB can be unplugged, exposing industry-standard digital connections, for simple interfacing to existing converters or DSPs. Measuring only 90x105x33mm, the CE1105 module features 20 I/O channels, flexible power options, a variety of digital interfaces, such as I2S, SPDIF, ADAT I/O, along with external clock I/O on BNC jacks, JET PLL synch for lowest jitter, and premium converters for high quality, 24 bit / 192kHz audio and MIDI.

The CE1105 solution is designed around the Dice II FireWire chip and premium converters from Cirrus Logic, and offers flexible synchronization options, highest audio quality, and MIDI capability. The CE1105 module was developed for rapid deployment and comes bundled with CEntrance drivers, well known for their exceptional stability, low-latency, and multi-device capability. ASIO2, GSIF2, and WDM drivers are available for Windows platforms, and Core Audio drivers are available for the Mac.

"FireWire is pure voodoo. It takes time to design a reliable, cross-platform solution. CE1105 offers manufacturers an easy, cost-effective way to add FireWire to their new or existing products," said Michael Goodman, Managing Director of CEntrance. "Our experience in FireWire resulted in this professional quality solution, which is attractively priced and is now offered in volume quantities."

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.