San Francisco, CA (August 11, 2004)–The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences awarded Dolby Laboratories an Emmy Award in recognition of the Dolby LM100 Broadcast Loudness Meter.
Launched in May 2003 and utilized in more than 75 facilities worldwide, the Dolby LM100 assists post production, television broadcast, cable systems, and satellite providers with a unique tool that offers them advanced loudness measurement capabilities to address one of the most common problems in broadcast today: the perceived loudness of programming. The LM100 incorporates a revolutionary technology called Dialogue Intelligence, developed specifically to measure the perceived loudness of dialogue within broadcast programming and present the results to the user in an easy-to-understand numerical format.
“At Dolby Laboratories, we are dedicated to creating technologies and products that transform the entertainment experience for audiences everywhere,” said Tim Partridge, senior vice president, professional division at Dolby Laboratories. “We are proud of the quality improvements that the LM100 brings to broadcast professionals and ultimately to viewers and honored to be recognized by the Academy.”
Since 1998, Dolby Laboratories has been awarded six Emmy Awards including an award in 2003 for the development of surround sound for television. Ray Dolby, the company’s founder and current chairman of the board, has received an Emmy Award for lifetime achievement in 2003 along with a previous Emmy for “outstanding achievement in engineering development for audio noise reduction systems for professional television tape recorders” in 1989.