Bigfoot Networks will unveil a new application for their KillerNIC network card, Nordic Hardware reports:
KillerNIC, and DiamondWare, leading provider of 3D spatial Voice over IP technology, have announced a joint development program which will bring hardware-accelerated voice communication to the KillerNIC. This solution would move all of the client-side processing to the KillerNIC and reduce network load and performance impacts to an absolute minimum. DiamondWare technology enables HD positional and proximity-based 3D voice in games and can create a spatial positioning of each player/voice in a game. According to DiamondWare, this leads to an even more immersive 3D multi-player voice experience.
"Voice chat while gaming adds a whole new level of realism that gamers crave,” said Harlan Beverly, co-founder and CEO of Bigfoot Networks, Inc. “Our users have told us emphatically that voice chat is the #1 capability that they would use more if it had no impact on frame rate and Lag. By partnering with DiamondWare we will be able to offer Killer owners the best 3D voice technology at zero impact to gameplay."