VideoLogic Recognised for Innovation

VideoLogic Ltd - the international company that develops, designs and supplies market-leading 2D/3D graphics accelerator and audio products for PCs, games consoles and arcade entertainment machines - has been honoured in the 1998 Technical Innovation Awards from PC Magazine. The awards, the most prestigious in the IT industry, recognise products that PC Magazine believes will shape the future direction of the IT industry.

British-based VideoLogic was a winner alongside several of the computer industry's biggest players. Other awards went to Sony, Apple, AMD, IBM, Microsoft and Novell. PC Magazine's senior editorial and technical team, who are renowned for their expertise and authority in the PC field, selected the winning products.

VideoLogic's Sirocco speaker system, which PC Magazine says "finally brings hi-fi quality to your PC", took the award for Best Multimedia Product. Sirocco was also a runner up in the Best Peripheral category. "If you're looking for the best dedicated PC speaker system available you should hear these in action," wrote PC Magazine.

Kevin Dale, marketing and sales director, VideoLogic Systems says: "We are delighted that our efforts to bring true hi-fi quality to the PC have been honoured with one of the highly prestigious PC Magazine Technical Innovation awards. Sirocco represents a paradigm shift in PC audio, giving PC owners a level of audio quality previously unavailable."

Bob Kane, editor-in-chief, PC Magazine commented: "This year's task was made more difficult as PC Magazine editors considered and judged more products than ever before. Today, finding products that stand head and shoulders above the rest is a more difficult task as we see continuing acceleration in the pace of change and the development of technology."

VideoLogic has twice before received Technical Innovation awards, in 1994 and 1995.About Sirocco

For just £199 (ex VAT), the revolutionary Sirocco design brings amazing high-end, hi-fi quality sound to the PC. Designed and built to exacting professional standards, the Sirocco system out-performs any PC speakers currently available. Sirocco manages to achieve a remarkable price point by applying VideoLogic's design skills combined with low-cost manufacturing techniques.

Although targeted at the PC platform - for games, presentation, training systems, home recording studios or PC hi-fi - Sirocco can also be used with any device with a line output including video game consoles, CD players, MiniDisc players, NiCam TVs, mini-stereo systems and portable MP3 and DVD players.

With two satellite speakers, each with bass/midrange and separate tweeter, plus a sub-woofer, active filter and power amps, Sirocco's 'near field monitor' performance and form factor are designed with the PC user in mind. Tone adjustment is available using an 'attitude' control, produced using a dual shelving filter. Sirocco is a fully active design, with separate amplifiers for each of the five speaker cones, generating a massic 100W RMS of output power.