For Immediate Release

HD Radio™ and DAB/DAB+ Functionality added to ASI8821/8921 Series

NEWCASTLE, DE (March 6, 2013) AudioScience, Inc., a professional digital audio innovator in the radio broadcast and installed sound industry, has added HD Radio™ and DAB/DAB+ functionality to its ASI8821 and ASI8921 tuner cards series.

The ASI8921-5500 (PCI) and ASI8821-5500 (PCI Express) contain eight tuners that may be independently programmed to receive analog FM, HD Radio™ (FM band only) or any channel from any DAB/DAB+ multiplex in Band III (168MHz to 240MHz).

"HD Radio™ is getting increased visibility in the marketplace and the multi-program capabilities make it a compelling option for many consumers. In Europe, Australia and various Asian counties, DAB and DAB+ continue to make inroads and are in some instances already displacing analog FM broadcasts." says Richard Gross, President of AudioScience. "We are pleased to be able to announce a product that we have had numerous requests for."

In HD Radio™ mode, each tuner can also decode and stream the HD Radio™ Program Associated Data (PAD) data and RDS/RBDS data for analog FM. HD Radio multi-cast is supported, allowing the audio and PAD stream to be switched between the Main Program Service (MPS) and Secondary Program Services (SPS) under software control. In DAB/DAB+ mode each of the 8 tuners can decode and stream a channel from any available digital multiplex including associated Service ID, Component ID, Ensemble ID, and available PAD data.

Recording formats include PCM, MPEG-1 layer2 and MP3. Using MRX, AudioScience's Multi-Rate miXing technology, each stream can be recorded at any sample rate between 8 and 48kHz.

The ASI8821-5500 and ASI8921-5500 will be available in May 2013. For pricing and further information, contact Richard Gross in the US at +1-302-235-7109 or T.K. Pang in Asia at +65 98184303.

ASI8921 Product Data

HD Radio™ is a proprietary trademark of iBiquity Digital Corp.

About AudioScience, Inc.
AudioScience, Inc. designs, manufactures and markets digital audio peripherals for radio broadcast and installed sound applications. AudioScience is headquartered at 42 Reads Way, New Castle, Delaware 19720, with offices in Costa Mesa - California, Rochester - New York, Malaga - Spain, and Singapore. For more information, phone +1-302-235-7109, email, or visit the company's website at