CLIO is designed and manufactured byAudiomatica s.r.l., headquartered in Florence, Italy. Audiomatica employs some of the brightest minds in the industry that have authored and co-authored dozens of research and application articles for the Journal of the Audio Engineering Society and other leading publications. A small company with large aspirations, they introduced CLIO to the world in 1991 and have tenaciously molded it into an indispensable tool for industry, research and serious hobbyists alike. CLIO has enjoyed many firsts throughout the years and continues to offer more power and flexibility than any other single electroacoustic measurement solution available.
Audiomatica maintains an active role in professional and consumer audio, acoustics and computers. Their primary business is the design and manufacture of electronic equipment (they build their world-class hardware interfaces in-house!). Audiomatica also provides consulting and related services for private and corporate markets.
Both CLIO 12 and CLIO Pocket feature a simple one-click calibration routine to synchronize the hardware and software into an instrumentation grade measurement system. There is no need to recalibrate the system until you change computers or install a software upgrade. There are no knobs or switches on either hardware interface; they are fully software controlled. Soundscapes has been using CLIO as its primary measurement system since 2010 with virtually no drift in the hardware. Apply 1/100th of a volt or 100 volts to the input and that's what will be reported. Every time.
There are no external devices such as USB keys required to operate the software - the software is coded to identify with the serial number of the hardware interface. You can install the software on as many machines as you'd like and move the rugged portable hardware interface from one to another as required. The software also provides full analysis and reporting functionality without the hardware interface connected, which is very nice for offline use.
Audiomatica's products provide a significantly better ROI than you'll find in any other measurement system on the market. CLIO Pocket is a very compact professional grade system that covers the core requirements at an amazingly low cost. It is perfect for the serious DIY'er or as an ancillary system for manufacturing, rental and installation. CLIO 12 is the culmination of more than 25 years of intensive development by some of the best minds in the industry and has the depth and flexibility required for the most demanding data acquisition and analysis requirements. If you are tired of having to force your ideas and workflow to fit within the limitations of your measurement system, this is your answer. Spend some time studying the resources on this site and you'll see that CLIO is in a league by itself. Spend some time using CLIO and you'll never go back.