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As part of our commitment to ongoing product improvement we are releasing an update to dCS Mosaic on 30th October 2019.
This update contains new features to improve media browsing as well as a complete overhaul of the firmware update mechanism.
All changes are detailed in the release notes which can be found here https://www.dcsltd.co.uk/support/mosaic-1-0-2-release-notes/
If you require an offline update please contact us and provide your unit serial number . We will provide you with an update image that will only install on that unit so it is critical that the serial number be correct. Installation instructions will be provided with the update image.
Visit our community site for further support (https://dcs.community/).
Many Thanks for your continued support,
The dCS Team

As part of our commitment to ongoing product improvement we have updated dCS Mosaic. This update contains minor fixes and improvements that did not make it into the first Mosaic release. All changes are detailed in release notes https://www.dcsltd.co.uk/support/mosaic-1-0-1-release-notes/

The updated Mosaic Control app is available in the App Store and Google Play.

We’ve received very positive feedback so far and we will continue to update Mosaic with new features and improved functionality. We encourage you to feedback via our community site (https://dcs.community/) so we can make meaningful improvements.

dCS is thrilled to announce that it has won The Queens Award for Enterprise: Innovation 2019, for the technology inside its flagship Vivaldi Digital Playback System – specifically the digital processing platform, the latest version of the Ring DAC™ and its new network audio platform and control software.

dCS joins the ranks of the UK’s most prestigious, innovative and pioneering companies as a recipient of this coveted award. The highest official UK award for British business recognises outstanding achievement, and was instituted by Royal Warrant in 1965.

dCS Managing Director David Steven says, “We are truly elated. Applying for the award was an extensive, across-the-board audit of dCS as a company and the research and development journey we went through with Vivaldi. The award process made us look at every aspect of how we function as a company. This exhaustive process meant we had to detail all the investments and strategic decisions we made across the entire business from Development to Manufacturing to Supply Chain.”

“Vivaldi was a hugely important project for dCS,” says David, “because we had to look many years into the future. Back in 2010 we believed there was an unrealised demand for a solution that would provide state of the art music playback from any digital source (legacy compact disc to file playback) in a connected home. With Vivaldi our goal was to develop a number of key technologies that would take advantage of these opportunities and overcome the many technical challenges we had identified.

To win this coveted award, dCS had to demonstrate how its business impacts positively on the local community and society, its environmental impact, how its employees are supported and its ethical trading practices. The use of almost exclusively UK-sourced components, along with investment in people and customer service, made winning possible. “Winning the award has been an interesting process as it made us look closely at the journey we’ve been on, the untapped market needs we had to address and the products we developed. The success of the Vivaldi system and this award have helped us to push forward and keep innovating into the future.” says David.

Summary:

  • dCS wins The Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation 2019
  • it goes to the technology inside the flagship Vivaldi Digital Playback system – specifically the digital audio processing platform, Ring DAC™, new network card and software
  • the highest official UK award for British business has been running since 1965
  • the Vivaldi project began as two parallel programmes: one was a technical research project to develop a state-of-the-art digital audio platform that would redefine the industry benchmark for technical performance. The second major project was to develop a user interface that could run on iOS. This entailed a significant investment in graphic design, iconography as well as software development
  • heavy investment was made in new software and hardware engineers, test and approbation specialists as well as increased customer support infrastructure
  • dCS Managing Director David Steven says, “This award would never have been possible without the amazingly talented staff we have at dCS and our committed partners who work closely with us here in the UK.”
  • contact dCS press (khamilton@dcsltd.co.uk) for details

websites:
https://www.dcsltd.co.uk
https://dcs30.com

About dCS:
Since 1987 dCS has been at the forefront of digital audio, creating world-beating,
life-enhancing products that are a unique synthesis of exact science and creative
imagination. Each of our award-winning product ranges sets the standard within its
class for technical excellence and musical performance. As a result, dCS digital
playback systems are unrivalled in their ability to make music.

All dCS products are designed and manufactured in the United Kingdom using proprietary
technology, and materials and components of the highest quality. A carefully judged
balance of our unique heritage and world-class engineering ensures there is a rich
history of ground-breaking innovation inside every dCS system.

Copyright © 2019 Data Conversion Systems Limited. All rights reserved. dCS, dCS logo, Ring DAC are trademarks
or registered trademarks of Data Conversion Systems Limited. Data Conversion Systems Limited disclaims any
proprietary interest in trademarks and trade names other than its own. All specifications are subject to change and, whilst they are checked for accuracy, no liabilities can be accepted for errors or omissions.

dCS is pleased to announce updated firmware for the Vivaldi DAC and Upsampler. This release brings to a close our ongoing project to include MQA support in all of our current products. Properly implementing MQA in the Vivaldi separates was an extremely complex undertaking and presented a number of challenges. Although this release is delayed from our original announcement, we feel that the end result is well worth the wait.
Update notes (important)
Due to the nature of this update it is critical that both the DAC and Upsampler be updated at the same time. This release changes the way in which the DAC communicates back to the Upsampler and if only one component is updated the communication between the devices will not function correctly.
Please contact your dealer to avoid any issues with the update.
We have issued release notes for this update in two separate documents. Please read these documents before starting the update process as they both contain useful information.
Release notes for the Vivaldi DAC and Upsampler can be downloaded here: dCS Vivaldi MQA Release Notes
Release notes for the associated network firmware update can be downloaded here: dCS Network Firmware [398] Release Notes