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2004-07-19

Tim Place/ElectroTap has announced Teabox a new sensor interface. The press release is quoted below.

On a similar line C’74 is now exclusive distributor in the U.S. and Canada of Kroonde Gamma a wireless high-speed high-precision data-acquisition system dedicated to real-time applications produced by La Kitchen.

ELECTROTAP ANNOUNCES NEW HIGH-SPEED SENSOR INTERFACE

Kansas City MO – July 14 2004 – Electrotap L.L.C. announces the
Teabox a new high-speed sensor data acquisition device. The interface
offers the highest performance and ease of use available in a small
sensor interface for artists and musicians.

The Teabox works by digitizing up to 24 sensor inputs (8 continuous
inputs with 12-bit resolution and 16 digital on/off inputs) and
transmits them to a computer over a digital audio (S/PDIF) cable. The
sensor data is then decoded using an open-source software decoder
published by Electrotap. Transmitting the sensor data over an audio
line offers maximum speed extremely low latency and extraordinary
reliability.

The Teabox also offers the most connectivity and compatibility
available in a sensor interface. The Teabox accepts sensors made by
Electrotap as well as sensors made for the I-Cube Toaster and other
systems. Sensors may be connected via XLR 1/4-TRS 3-pin terminal
header or RJ6 (telephone) jacks. The Teabox documentation and on***line***
tutorials provide extensive information on building your own custom
sensors.

The Teabox excels at controlling audio video and artistic software
with new and unusual controllers. This includes applications in
interactive installations dance theater audio-visual composition and
performance music therapy music education and research. The Teabox
ships with both Macintosh and Windows decoder objects for Cycling ’ 74’s
Max/MSP environment as well as standalone bridge applications for
sending the data as MIDI or OpenSoundControl to other applications.

Priced competitively at US$350 the Teabox is expected to ship in the
Fall of 2004.000 As more information becomes available it will be posted
to Electrotap’s website at http://www.electrotap.com .

Electrotap L.L.C. is a software and hardware partnership based in
Kansas City Missouri that develops and distributes innovative music
and the tools to help create it. Other products include Tap.Tools a
popular set of extensions for Cycling’74’s Max and Jade an easy to
use interactive performance environment.

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