Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Xilica has been a prominent name in the development of class-leading configurable DSP systems since it was founded in 2002. Having garnered experience in various areas of pro-audio in the years leading up to 2002, including loudspeaker DSP development at Adamson Systems Engineering, Xilica’s founders were convinced that optimized, high-end audio processors would be essential to realizing the potential of the next-generation of audio systems for both live and install.
In particular, it was evident that there were tremendous opportunities in developing the market for floating-point DSPs thanks to their increased economies of scale and general ease-of-use. The need to support high bit-rates also informed the R&D process at Xilica, as early product ranges such as the DLP and X Series began to put the company on the global map.
Xilica’s flagship offering now includes: new and more powerful Solaro FR1 and QR1 modular I/O architecture processors; the Neutrino DSP family, the Uno Series of pre-configured processors; new XTouch50 and XTouch80 programmable touch controls and existing Mini and SM7 touch controls; and the Rio Series of Dante I/O interface devices. Xilica Designer, Xilica’s programming software, is taking the spotlight too as it continues to develop into a universal control platform for third-party products – emphasizing the role Xilica plays in making integrators’ lives easier.
The company’s global footprint has also continued to grow, benefiting service to markets established and emerging. Xilica’s European and Asia offices in Amsterdam and Hong Kong has enabled the company to forge ever-closer relationships with new and established customers in these crucial regions, as well as accelerating the pathway from the reception of market feedback to its impact upon future product development.
Support for Audinate’s Dante technology, the introduction of control solutions that can be programmed to suit every conceivable need, and forward thinking features like Solaro’s selectable 48/96kHz sampling rates have helped to keep Xilica at the forefront of DSP innovation. Continual reinvention remains the mantra at Xilica, where the managerial team attributes its ongoing success to an enduring focus on four key factors:
People – because only with the success of customers, colleagues and communities can we all continue to flourish.
Passion – a simple but deeply-felt desire to make the world sound better by challenging perceptions and breaking boundaries.
Performance – the ability to withstand the most demanding applications and environments is integral to the design of any durable DSP.
Persistence – because the only way to serve the market well over the long-term is to be honest, deliver superb products, care for people, and act in a considerate and responsible manner.
Seventeen years of hard work have made Xilica a byword for quality DSP. Who knows where the next 17 might take us?