Waves Ltd. has announced the M1600, the first ever 16 stereo/32 mono integrated sound processing and encoding solution for Web audio streaming. The M1600, a new configuration of Waves state of the art MaxxStream Internet audio processing product line, is the only integrated solution capable of conditioning up to 16 stereo or 32 mono audio streams over the Internet simultaneously.
The M1600 raises the power bar for Internet audio processing, said Gilad Keren, chairman and CEO of Waves. This is the first time that so much processing power has been available in a single, compact workstation.
MaxxStream is Waves acclaimed hardware and software product line that enables audio to be pre-processed and streamed over the Internet. Optimized for all Internet streaming audio applications, MaxxStream provides Internet broadcasters, content providers, music e-commerce companies, web conferencing and VoIP providers, and enabling services with the hardware and software they need to ensure consistently high quality audio streaming.
In addition to the M1600, Waves already offers two other turnkey MaxxStream solutions, as well as a PCI DSP audio card and MaxxStream software package (see separate release). With its unique support for both multiple encoders and multiple bit rates (target bandwidths), MaxxStream breaks new ground in audio conditioning for the Web. The ability to encode and condition audio for several different bandwidths simultaneously, with no need for expensive, space-consuming peripherals, makes MaxxStream the most cost-effective solution available.