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SPIRIT DSP Powers Roland Corp’s Newly Launched Mobile Audio Recorder with High Quality Audio

SPIRIT’s MP3 Audio Encoding Technology Delivers Crystal Clear Audio and Significant Battery-life Savings to Roland’s New Portable Consumer Mobile Audio Recording Device

MOSCOW, Russia – May 16, 2011 –  SPIRIT DSP, the world’s top audio and video over IP engines provider, has announced today that it’s MP3 audio codec is enabling high-definition (HD), crystal clear audio and significant battery-life savings to Roland Corporation’s newly released portable consumer mobile audio recording devices, the multi-track recorder MICRO BR BR-80. Headquartered in Shizuoka, Japan, Roland Corporation is a leading manufacturer of electronic musical instruments, equipment and software for music-oriented professionals.

Launched in early April 2011, Roland’s newest MICRO BR BR-80 is small enough to fit in a pocket, but packs a host of features for pro-level music production. It offers two tracks of simultaneous WAV-format recording, eight tracks of playback, and 64 virtual tracks for advanced editing and mixdown. High-quality stereo condenser mics are built in for up to 500 hours of recording time (with optional 32 GB SDHC card) for quickly capturing song ideas and rehearsals. The BR-80 also includes dedicated inputs for connecting a guitar, a microphone, or any stereo line-level device.  And powered by SPIRIT’s MP3 audio codec, provides music professionals with the highest quality audio coupled with significant battery savings.

“Audio quality and battery life are truly the key factors for a success of every music-oriented professional and consumer mobile audio recording device. For us, SPIRIT DSP was the evident #1 choice in terms of highest scores of encoding quality together with ultimate codec’s MIPS optimization, both unavailable in any other implementation, said Roland’s Recorder Product Design Officer Koichi Mizumoto. “We are extremely pleased to launch our new Multi Track Recorder MICRO BR BR-80 with SPIRIT Audio Engine embedded, which helps Roland to stay several steps ahead of competition.”

“MP3 audio compression technology is the most important functionality required for a portable audio recording device,” said SPIRIT’s VP Sales & Marketing Alexander Kravchenko.   “SPIRIT’s MP3 codec embedded within Roland’s new portable audio recording devices offers music professionals a highly optimized, highly functional audio recording device with the superior audio quality and battery savings and we’re pleased that Roland turned to us to power their new and innovative MICRO BR BR-80 portable multi-track recorder.”

Kravchenko continued, “Additionally, this agreement with Roland re-confirms SPIRIT’s leadership in HD audio- and video-conferencing.  SPIRIT’s professional audio equipment OEM customers, such as Roland, Denon & Marantz and Kawai, along with SPIRIT’s videoconferencing system vendor customers, like Polycom and Radvision, all recognize the high quality and performance of our audio software.”


SPIRIT DSP is the world’s top voice and video over IP engines provider. SPIRIT’s innovative carrier-grade voice and video software platform allows carriers, OEMs and software developers to deliver superior quality and integrated voice and video over IP services for telcos, cable and mobile service providers, enterprises, internet portals and social networks. More than 200+ million channels in 80+ countries are based on SPIRIT’s platforms. SPIRIT software platforms power popular products from Apple, Adobe, ARM, AT&T, Blizzard, BT, China Mobile, Cisco, Ericsson, HP, HTC, Huawei, Korea Telecom, Kyocera, LG, Microsoft, NEC, Oracle, Polycom, Radvision, Samsung, Skype, Texas Instruments, Toshiba, Veraz, Viber, ZTE, among 250+ others. SPIRIT’s direct OEM customers jointly exceed 60 percent of the global smartphone market share.

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15 May 2011