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Digigram looks to revolutionize the design of enterprise audio networks with the launch of mpX Platform, an open development platform.

Targeted at applications such as in-house monitoring, archiving and logging, inter-site contribution and IP broadcasting, mpX Platform is a modular and system-oriented combination of scalable hardware, open software and standard networking.

"Embedding Digigram audio know-how, Linux robustness and application breadth, as well as the inherent routing capabilities of IP networks, mpX Platform is ideal for any organization or facility which has complex needs for audio management and distribution," said Digigram Managing Director Philippe Delacroix.

mpX Platform combines stand-alone audio hardware based on standard processors, busses and interfaces along with open software based upon Linux OS with real time capability: drivers, APIs and SDKs. It offers professional quality, multichannel audio processing and distribution, MPEG2/MPEG4 codecs and streaming, and optional local hard drive storage.

Through mpX Platform the functions of audio - playing, processing, monitoring and logging - may all be called and applied to audio files or audio streams, local or remote.

"The primary benefits of the mpX Platform include reduced system complexity, increased system flexibility and expanded system capability." said Delacroix. All these benefits translate to reduced initial capital expenditure and reduced ongoing management costs.

Specialized consultants and in-house integration teams will be able to benefit from the mpX Platform's system-level and user-level efficiencies. Digigram's independent software vendors can build specific solutions for their customers using the open mpX Platform.

"The complex audio needs of the corporate and public enterprise have too long been ignored. We think mpX Platform is a major evolutionary shift in the design of audio networks," said Delacroix. "From broadcast facilities to courtroom logging, from military communications to government assemblies, the demand for advanced audio function is increasing and mpX Platform is ready to satisfy these demands."

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