MADIface XT II

394-Channel Triple MADI USB 3.0 Audio Interface

MADIface XT II

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MADIface XT II

394-Channel Triple MADI USB 3.0 Audio Interface

MADI to DAW

RME presents the MADIface XT II a 394-channel 192 kHz USB 3.0 audio interface with comprehensive connectivity and control options for live and studio work. Compared to its predecessor MADIface XT, the MADIface XT II features updated digital and analog circuitry and surpasses the first generation with significantly improved analog and digital performance.

Connectivity and Features

Connectivity and Features

2 x MADI optical I/O

1 x MADI I/O coaxial

2 x XLR Mic/Line

2 x Analog I/O

1 x Phones Output

1 x Word Clock I/O

1 x AES/EBU I/O

1 x RME USB 3.0

4 x MIDI I/O

TotalMix FX

AutoSet Digital Gain Control

ARC USB

Including FX

SteadyClock FS

Class Compliant Mode

The MADIface XT was the world's first USB 3.0 audio interface at the time of its release - and impressed with its combination of an extremely high channel count, comprehensive connectivity and a compact desktop housing. With two practical mic/line preamps (XLR/TRS combo inputs), two balanced XLR line outputs, a stereo line headphone output, a variety of digital signal options (MADI coaxial and optical, MIDI/AES, word clock), as well as an additional PCI Express connection, the MADIface XT left nothing to be desired in terms of connectivity.

 

New Analog Records

The successor MADIface XT II maintains this successful formula and surpasses the signal values of its predecessor in numerous areas. Among other things, the MADIface XT II convinces with a higher signal-to-noise ratio and a lower THD value during AD conversion.

Furthermore, the maximum balanced line output level of the XLR line outputs has been increased from +15 dBu to +24 dBu. The stereo headphone output of the MADIface XT II also delivers a significantly higher output level of +19 dBu and, with an output impedance of 1 Ohm, significantly more power than its predecessor. All outputs also have several switchable level options.

 

New Digital Circuit Board

On the new digital board, the previous analog mini-DIN socket for remote control of individual functions has been replaced by an ARC USB remote port, which enables comprehensive control of the MADIface XT II with the optional ARC USB. The MADIface XT II also offers the Room EQ known from the Fireface UFX III with nine parametric bands for use in surround setups for up to 20 mono output channels.

 

Powerful Applications for Mixing, Monitoring and Measurement included

The MADIface XT II comes with the TotalMix FX DSP mixer offering comprehensive routing and monitoring options, as well as the DigiCheck Analyzer allowing to measure and analyze the digital data feed in both directions with maximum precision. TotalMix FX can completely replace an external mixer, enabling the creation of multiple latency-free monitor mixes with EQ, Dynamics, Reverb and Delay for any outputs, incl. main monitors and headphone mixes for musicians.

The additional TotalMix Remote is a remote control for TotalMix FX, to control the hardware mixer and effects in RME audio interfaces. TotalMix Remote mirrors the current state of the host system on the iPad and Windows/Mac computers - the entire mixing state, the complete routing, all FX settings, up to the level meters, and everything in real-time. Easily adjust all the mixer and FX settings from a distance, via Ethernet and WiFi.

TotalMix FX mixer with comprehensive routing, monitoring and effects options

 

Femtoseconds for Clocking

With the latest SteadyClock FS, the MADIface XT II features RME's latest clock and jitter rejection technology. Based on a femto clock, SteadyClock FS reduces the intrinsic jitter of the MADIface XT II to an absolute minimum, and filters clock jitter efficiently from  as low as 1 Hz.

 

USB 3 Class Compliant Audio

The MADIface XT II operates in two different modes: driver-based USB 3 and Class Compliant. The Class Compliant mode is a standard that is natively supported by operating systems like Windows, Mac OSX and Linux distributions. No proprietary drivers are required, the device will be directly recognized when the CC firmware is loaded.

The new MADIface XT II focuses on USB 3.0, as PCIExpress can no longer be used externally. The new device's Class Compliant mode has been significantly upgraded, as all 394 channels can now be transmitted simultaneously without a driver. In addition, there are various formats and settings for the channel sequence in order to make optimum use of Class Compliant.

 

ARC USB Remote Control - Plug’n Play Plus

The optional available ARC USB connects to your computer via USB, and talks to TotalMix FX directly. It has 15 freely assignable and illuminated buttons, one encoder wheel, and a TS jack to connect a foot switch.

The ARC USB is a USB 1.1 MIDI remote control for the MADIface XT II. Thanks to operating as a UAC 1 class device, it is natively compatible to Windows and Mac OS X. As soon as it is present in the operating system, TotaIMix FX will automatically detect the ARC USB, and communicate with it via simple MIDI remote commands to control the XT II.

Direct access to the most frequently used actions and commands of TotalMix FX

 

More Outstanding Features

TotalMix FX - Mixing/Routing with superior features for Studio and Live Work

Since 2001 TotalMix added unlimited routing and mixing to RME‘s audio interfaces. Its unique capability to create as many independent submixes as output channels available turned it into the most flexible and powerful mixer of its kind.

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DigiCheck - The Secret Weapon of High Resolution Audio Measurements

RME Audio interfaces not only provide you with a professional digital audio interface, but also with a free available software tool: DigiCheck, for metering, testing, measuring and analyzing digital audio streams.

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SteadyClock FS - Reference class Digital Clocking

Excellent performance in all clock modes and High Quality Analog Conversion to hear your mix as it is, with lowest jitter and highest jitter immunity.

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About MADI - Multi Channel Digital Audio Protocol

MADI is a protocol that has evolved alongside RME to be the most widely accepted multi channel digital audio protocol on the market. RME’s MADI-based systems deliver incredible reliability, particularly in applications where failure is not an option.

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Room EQ in TotalMix FX

The latest Room EQ addition provides ]an optimized handling of the existing 3-band PEQ in TotalMix FX, including 9-band PEQ, Volume Calibration Crossfeed function.

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Specs

MADIface XT II

AD, Microphone/Line 1-2

  • Input: XLR, electronically balanced
  • Input impedance @ 1 kHz: 3.3 kOhm
  • Signal to Noise ratio (SNR): 116 dB (AES17), 118.5 dBA
  • Frequency response @ 44.1 kHz, -0.1 dB: 5 Hz – 20.8 kHz
  • Frequency response @ 96 kHz, -0.5 dB: 3 Hz – 45.2 kHz
  • Frequency response @ 192 kHz, -1 dB: 2 Hz - 89 kHz
  • Filter: Short Delay Sharp, 5 / 5 / 6 samples delay
  • THD: < -110 dB, < 0.00032 %
  • THD+N: < -104 dB, < 0.00063 %
  • Channel separation: > 110 dB
  • Gain range: 75 dB
  • Maximum input level, Gain 0 dB: +18 dBu
  • Maximum input level, Gain 75 dB: -57 dBu
  • CLIP LED: 0 dBFS
  • SIG LED: -60 dBFS

 

AD, TRS

As Microphone/Line 1-2, but:

  • Input: 6.3 mm TRS jack, balanced
  • Input impedance: 6.6 kOhm balanced, 3.3 kOhm unbalanced
  • Maximum input level TRS, Gain 0 dB: +24 dBu
  • Maximum input level TRS, Gain 60 dB: -51 dBu

 

DA, Line Out 1-2

  • Dynamic range (DR): 113.5 dB (AES17), 116 dBA
  • Frequency response @ 44.1 kHz, -0.1 dB: 0 Hz – 20.2 kHz
  • Frequency response @ 96 kHz, -0.5 dB: 0 Hz – 44.7 kHz
  • Frequency response @ 192 kHz, -1 dB: 0 Hz – 78 kHz kHz
  • Filter: Short Delay Sharp, 6 samples delay
  • THD+N @ -1 dBFS: -105 dB, 0.0005 %
  • Channel separation: > 110 dB
  • Output: XLR balanced
  • Output level switchable +24 dBu, +19 dBu, +13 dBu, +4 dBu
  • Output impedance: 150 Ohm

 

DA, Phones 3/4

As DA Line Out, but:

  • Output: 6.3 mm TRS jack, unbalanced
  • Output impedance: 1 Ohm
  • Output level at 0 dBFS: +7 dBu

 

Digital Inputs

 

MADI

  • Coaxial via BNC, 75 Ohm, according to AES10-1991
  • High-sensitivity input stage (< 0.2 Vpp)
  • Optical via FDDI duplex SC connector
  • 62.5/125 and 50/125 compatible
  • Accepts 56 channel and 64 channel mode, plus 96k Frame
  • Standard: up to 64 channels 24 bit 48 kHz
  • S/MUX: up to 32 channels 24 bit 96 kHz
  • S/MUX4: up to 16 channels 24 bit 192 kHz
  • Lock range: 25 kHz – 54 kHz
  • Jitter suppression: > 50 dB (> 1 Hz)

 

AES/EBU

  • 1 x XLR, transformer-balanced, galvanically isolated, according to AES3-1992
  • High-sensitivity input stage (< 0.35 Vpp)
  • SPDIF compatible (IEC 60958)
  • Accepts Consumer and Professional format
  • Lock range: 27 kHz – 200 kHz
  • Jitter suppression: > 50 dB (> 1 Hz)

 

Word Clock

  • BNC, not terminated (4 kOhm)
  • Switchable internal termination 75 Ohm
  • Automatic Double/Quad Speed detection and conversion to Single Speed
  • SteadyClock guarantees super low jitter synchronization even in varispeed operation
  • Not effected by DC-offsets within the network
  • Signal Adaptation Circuit: signal refresh through auto-center and hysteresis
  • Overvoltage protection
  • Level range: 1.2 Vss – 5.6 Vpp
  • Lock range: 28 kHz – 200 kHz
  • Jitter suppression: > 50 dB (> 1 Hz)

 

Digital Outputs

 

MADI

  • Coaxial via BNC, 75 Ohm, according to AES10-1991
  • Output voltage 450 mVpp
  • Cable length: up to 100 m
  • Optical via FDDI duplex SC connector
  • 62.5/125 and 50/125 compatible
  • Cable length: up to 2000 m
  • Generates 56 channel and 64 channel mode, plus 96k Frame
  • Standard: up to 64 channels 24 bit 48 kHz
  • S/MUX / 96k Frame: up to 32 channels 24 bit 96 kHz
  • S/MUX4: up to 16 channels 24 bit 192 kHz

 

AES/EBU

  • XLR, transformer-balanced, galvanically isolated, according to AES3-1992
  • Output level Professional 4.0 Vpp
  • Format Professional according to AES3-1992 Amendment 4
  • Output level Consumer 2.0 Vpp
  • Format Consumer (SPDIF) according to IEC 60958
  • Single Wire mode, sample rate 28 kHz up to 200 kHz

 

Word Clock

  • BNC
  • Max. output voltage: 5 Vpp
  • Output voltage @ 75 Ohm termination: 4.0 Vpp
  • Output impedance: 22 Ohm
  • Frequency range: 28 kHz – 200 kHz

 

Digital

  • Clocks: Internal, MADI In, Word Clock In, AES In
  • Jitter suppression of external clocks: > 50 dB (> 1 Hz)
  • Effective clock jitter influence on AD and DA conversion: near zero
  • Input PLL ensures zero dropout, even at more than 100 ns jitter
  • Supported sample rates: 28 kHz up to 200 kHz

 

MIDI

  • 1 x MIDI I/O via breakout cable
  • 3 x MIDI I/O via MADI
  • Separate 128 byte FIFO for input and output
  • MIDI state machine in hardware for reduced interrupt request load
  • Invisible transmission via User bit of channel 56 (up to 48 kHz)
  • Invisible transmission via User bit of channel 28 (up to 96 kHz)

 

General

  • Power supply: external power supply
  • Typical power consumption: 9 Watts
  • Current at 12 Volt operating voltage, idle: 750 mA (9 Watts)
  • Dimensions incl. rack ears, full depth (WxHxD): 265 x 44 x 159 mm (10.5" x 1.73" x 6.26")
  • Dimensions without rack ears, body depth (WxHxD): 215 x 44 x 130 mm (8.5" x 1.73" x 5.1")
  • Weight: 1.03 kg ( 2.2 lbs)
  • Temperature range: +5° up to +50° Celsius (41° F up to 122°F)
  • Relative humidity: < 75%, non condensing
  • Included power supply: Internal switching PSU, 100 - 240 V AC, 2 A, 24 Watts

 

All specifications are subject to change without notice.

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Drivers

MADIface XT II

Flash Update
Driver / Firmware Update / Software
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Driver / Firmware Update / Software
Mac OS Flash Update Tool for MADIface XT/USB/Pro, OctaMic XTC, ADI-2 Pro Series & DAC, Digiface USB/AES/Dante/Ravenna, UFX II/III

Update to version: (*latest changes)

MADIface XT: USB 3/2 191, PCIe 56, DSP 42
MADIface XT II: USB 3/2 321, DSP 57, CC 11*

MADIface USB, Hw Rev 6: 25
MADIface USB, Hw Rev 7: 102

MADIface Pro: 73

OctaMic XTC: USB 47, DSP 26

ADI-2/4 Pro SE: FPGA 72, DSP 40
ADI-2/4 Pro SE: FPGA 210, DSP 40*

ADI-2 Pro Series: FPGA 267, DSP 128

ADI-2 DAC: FPGA 81, DSP 62

Digiface USB, Hw Rev X: 18
Digiface USB, Hw Rev G: 35

Fireface UFX II, Hw Rev A: USB 26, DSP 28, CC 15*
Fireface UFX II, Hw Rev E: USB 115, DSP 28, CC 112*
Fireface UFX II, Hw Rev 7: USB 206, DSP 28, CC 208*

Fireface UFX III: USB 20 DSP 23 CC 44*

Digiface Dante: 57*

Digiface Ravenna: 55

Digiface AES: USB 47, MCU 17, CC 11

USB I/O: USB 6, CC 4*

Release date
2024-07-11
Driver / Firmware Update / Software
Windows Flash Update Tool for MADIface XT/USB/Pro, OctaMic XTC, ADI-2 Pro Series & DAC, Digiface USB, UFX II/III, UFX+, Digiface Dante, Digiface AVB

Update to firmware: (* latest change)

MADIface XT: USB 191 PCIe 56 DSP 42
MADIface XT II: USB 3/2 319, DSP 55, CC 10*

MADIface USB: 25 (6), 102 (7)*

MADIface Pro: 73

OctaMic XTC: 47/26

ADI-2 Pro series: FPGA 267, DSP 128
ADI-2 DAC series: FPGA 81, DSP 62

ADI-2/4 Pro SE: FPGA 72, DSP 40
ADI-2/4 Pro SE: FPGA 209, DSP 40

UFX II: USB 26 DSP 27 CC 15 (A), USB 115 DSP 27 CC 112 (E), USB 206 DSP 27 CC 208 (7)*

Fireface UFX III: USB 20 DSP 22 CC 44

UFX+: USB 55 DSP 59 Thunderbolt 112 (A), USB 72 DSP 59 Thunderbolt 167 (E)*

Digiface USB: 18 (X), 35 (G)

Digiface AVB: 260*

Digiface Dante: 57

Digiface Ravenna: 55

Digiface AES: USB 47 MCU 17 CC 11

USB I/O: USB 5, CC 3*

Release date
2024-07-04
Mac OS X
Driver / Firmware Update / Software
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Mac OS Flash Update Tool for MADIface XT/USB/Pro, OctaMic XTC, ADI-2 Pro Series & DAC, Digiface USB/AES/Dante/Ravenna, UFX II/III

Update to version: (*latest changes)

MADIface XT: USB 3/2 191, PCIe 56, DSP 42
MADIface XT II: USB 3/2 321, DSP 57, CC 11*

MADIface USB, Hw Rev 6: 25
MADIface USB, Hw Rev 7: 102

MADIface Pro: 73

OctaMic XTC: USB 47, DSP 26

ADI-2/4 Pro SE: FPGA 72, DSP 40
ADI-2/4 Pro SE: FPGA 210, DSP 40*

ADI-2 Pro Series: FPGA 267, DSP 128

ADI-2 DAC: FPGA 81, DSP 62

Digiface USB, Hw Rev X: 18
Digiface USB, Hw Rev G: 35

Fireface UFX II, Hw Rev A: USB 26, DSP 28, CC 15*
Fireface UFX II, Hw Rev E: USB 115, DSP 28, CC 112*
Fireface UFX II, Hw Rev 7: USB 206, DSP 28, CC 208*

Fireface UFX III: USB 20 DSP 23 CC 44*

Digiface Dante: 57*

Digiface Ravenna: 55

Digiface AES: USB 47, MCU 17, CC 11

USB I/O: USB 6, CC 4*

Release date
2024-07-11
Driver / Firmware Update / Software
macOS 11 or up USB Series DriverKit Driver

macOS 11 or up (Big Sur, Monterey, Ventura and up) Check OS Version USB series DriverKit driver, v. 4.10.

Release date
2024-06-29
Driver / Firmware Update / Software
macOS 11 and up USB Series Kernel Extension Driver

USB 2/3 Kernel Extension driver for macOS 11 ( Big Sur, Monterey, Ventura and up) Check OS Version. Version 3.31. Supports Intel and Mx.

Release date
2024-06-28
Windows
Driver / Firmware Update / Software
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Driver / Firmware Update / Software
Windows Flash Update Tool for MADIface XT/USB/Pro, OctaMic XTC, ADI-2 Pro Series & DAC, Digiface USB, UFX II/III, UFX+, Digiface Dante, Digiface AVB

Update to firmware: (* latest change)

MADIface XT: USB 191 PCIe 56 DSP 42
MADIface XT II: USB 3/2 319, DSP 55, CC 10*

MADIface USB: 25 (6), 102 (7)*

MADIface Pro: 73

OctaMic XTC: 47/26

ADI-2 Pro series: FPGA 267, DSP 128
ADI-2 DAC series: FPGA 81, DSP 62

ADI-2/4 Pro SE: FPGA 72, DSP 40
ADI-2/4 Pro SE: FPGA 209, DSP 40

UFX II: USB 26 DSP 27 CC 15 (A), USB 115 DSP 27 CC 112 (E), USB 206 DSP 27 CC 208 (7)*

Fireface UFX III: USB 20 DSP 22 CC 44

UFX+: USB 55 DSP 59 Thunderbolt 112 (A), USB 72 DSP 59 Thunderbolt 167 (E)*

Digiface USB: 18 (X), 35 (G)

Digiface AVB: 260*

Digiface Dante: 57

Digiface Ravenna: 55

Digiface AES: USB 47 MCU 17 CC 11

USB I/O: USB 5, CC 3*

Release date
2024-07-04
Windows 10
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Windows USB driver for MADIface XT / USB / Pro, Fireface UFX+ / UFX II / UFX III, OctaMic XTC, ADI-2 Pro/AE/FS/DAC, ADI-2/4 Pro, Digiface USB / AES / Dante / Ravenna, USB.IO

Version 0.9843, Windows 8 and up.

Release date
2024-06-25
Windows 11
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Driver / Firmware Update / Software
Windows USB driver for MADIface XT / USB / Pro, Fireface UFX+ / UFX II / UFX III, OctaMic XTC, ADI-2 Pro/AE/FS/DAC, ADI-2/4 Pro, Digiface USB / AES / Dante / Ravenna, USB.IO

Version 0.9843, Windows 8 and up.

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2024-06-25
Windows 8
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Windows USB driver for MADIface XT / USB / Pro, Fireface UFX+ / UFX II / UFX III, OctaMic XTC, ADI-2 Pro/AE/FS/DAC, ADI-2/4 Pro, Digiface USB / AES / Dante / Ravenna, USB.IO

Version 0.9843, Windows 8 and up.

Release date
2024-06-25
Mac OS X
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TotalMix FX Mac latest version (single file download)

TotalMix FX V 1.95. This zip includes only TotalMix FX, to update TotalMix when using older drivers that come with an older TotalMix FX version.

Installation: Exit TotalMix FX completely and copy the app into the Applications folder, overwriting the old file.

Release date
2024-06-25
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tmfx_mac_195.zip
Driver / Firmware Update / Software
TotalMix Remote Mac

TotalMix Remote V 1.41 - App to remote control TotalMix FX via ethernet and WiFi from other devices with Mac OS 10.12 or up. Universal Binary, supports Intel and Mx. Please note: can not be run on the same computer where the host TotalMix FX is used. This download is not TotalMix FX, which is part of the driver installation.

Release date
2024-05-29
Windows
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TotalMix FX Windows latest version (single file download)

TotalMix FX V 1.95. This zip includes only TotalMix FX, to update TotalMix when using older drivers that come with an older TotalMix FX version.

Installation: Exit TotalMix FX (right click systray icon) and copy the new version into Windows\System32, overwriting the old file.

Release date
2024-06-25
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tmfx_win_195.zip
Driver / Firmware Update / Software
TotalMix Remote Windows

TotalMix Remote V 1.41 - Program to remote control TotalMix FX via ethernet and WiFi from other devices with Windows OS (PC, Tablet). Please note: can not be run on the same computer where the host TotalMix FX is used. This download is not TotalMix FX, which is part of the driver installation.

Release date
2024-05-29
Mac OS X
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DigiCheck NG macOS

Universal binary, runs natively on Intel and M1 machines. DigiCheck NG V 0.90 requires macOS 10.13 (High Sierra) or up.

Release date
2023-06-27
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DIGICheck 0.73 Mac

EBU R-128 Meter. Surround Audio Scope with ITU weighting. Stereo / Multichannel / Global Level Meter, Spectral Analyser, Vector Audio Scope, Correlation Meter, Bit Statistic & Noise. In this version a display of plaback data is not possible via Core Audio, only via hardware level. Supports all cards of the HDSPe, FireWire and USB series. (09/14/2018).

Release date
2017-09-14
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dc_073_mac.zip
Windows
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DIGICheck 5.96 Win

Differences to v 4.53: EBU R-128 Meter. Surround Audio Scope with ITU weighting. Simultaneous usage of multiple cards in all functions. Displays fully configurable (e.g. channel selection). Multichannel Level Meter freely configurable. MMCSS for Vista. Many improvements on surface and internal operation. Supports all current interfaces plus DIGI 9636/52. DIGI32 series and DIGI96 series are no longer supported. (10/05/2020).

V596 adds compatibilty for HDSPe MADI FX and XT with DK firmware.

Release date
2023-01-13
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dc_596_win.zip
Windows 10
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DigiCheck NG Windows

DigiCheck NG V 0.90 requires a Direct3D 12 capable graphics card and Windows 10 or up.

Release date
2024-05-08
Windows 11
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Driver / Firmware Update / Software
DigiCheck NG Windows

DigiCheck NG V 0.90 requires a Direct3D 12 capable graphics card and Windows 10 or up.

Release date
2024-05-08
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Manuals

MADIface XT II

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MADIface XT II

MADIface XT II manual, version 2.1, 07/2024

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