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Xantech Unveils DDS DIGI5 Digital Audio Delivery System At 2009 InfoComm

New technology, developed with the Linear Home Technology Group, delivers high-quality digital sound over CAT5

By PSW Staff June 23, 2009

The new DDS Digital Delivery System and Keypad (Be sure to visit PSW's 2009 InfoComm New Product Gallery.)

At 2009 InfoComm in Orlando, Xantech Corporation unveiled the DDS Digital Delivery System, utilizing DIGI-5 technology, which uses CAT5 wiring to distribute audio.

DDS provides cleaner audio at louder listening levels than previous similar analog systems. With powerful, dependable and intuitive operation (with no extra programming necessary), RS-232 control compatibility, audio distribution to anywhere from four to 28 Zones, and a number of other exclusive features, Xantech’s DDS is well suited for a wide range of commercial and residential applications.

DIGI-5 patent-pending technology is the result of years of research to develop an affordable, scalable and easy-to-install distribution system that delivers high-quality digital sound to multiple rooms/zones over a CAT5 wiring network.

DIGI-5’s end-to-end digital architecture ensures that the entire signal path of the audio system remains in the digital domain from start to finish, meaning that noise, signal loss and other unwanted audio-degrading effects, even over long wire runs, are eliminated.

Xantech’s DIGI5 DDS features the proprietary Xan-Net network port-connect for SPLCD, media metadata and more. The units include a built-in 30-Watt high efficiency digital amplifier, as well as volume, tone and balance control. Only one CAT5 cable is dedicated to the keypad.

The units are sold in either Single Source or Four Source models. The unit’s display is bright LED with back-lit touch surface, featuring source selection and time-out control.

The units’ Amplified Digital Keypad (30W/Channel) features five-button control for volume, system power, mute, party mode and EQ adjustment. It has a built-in IR receiver with an external IR input on the back for remote placement. It is very easy to install and intuitive to use.

Since the Keypad is amplified, speaker wiring is dramatically reduced, as no home-run is required. Loudspeakers connect directly to the in-wall single-gang keypad within in the room.

Xantech’s DIGI-5 system is available in standard rack-mount configurations or as a “flat-pack” design.

Xantech Website

(Be sure to visit PSW’s 2009 InfoComm New Product Gallery.)

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Digi5 (http://www.tselectronic.com/) says

DDS combined with Digi5 will help in providing cleaner audio at louder listening levels than previous similar analog systems. It will be a great addition to Digi5 devices.

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