San Francisco (March 23, 2006)–Dolby Laboratories, Inc. announced that it will unveil two new “ground-breaking broadcast products” at the NAB 2006 Conference and Expo, April 22-27 at the Las Vegas Convention Center (booth SU2923).
The Dolby DP600 Program Optimizer is Dolby’s innovative new system for automated file-based loudness analysis and correction, as well as faster-than-real-time encoding and decoding of Dolby technologies. The company’s new Cat No. 561 Dolby Digital Plus OEM Encoder Module is the first Dolby Digital Plus encoder designed for integration into third-party manufacturer’s audio/video products. The Cat. No. 561 gives broadcasters real-time, multistream, and multichannel encoding for Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital Plus formats.
“Dolby’s goal is to provide technologies that make it easier to deliver the best possible entertainment experience,” said Rocky Graham, director of broadcast products, Dolby Laboratories. “Our newest products give the industry the tools it needs to bring audio into the new generation of broadcast and packaged media.”
The Dolby DP600 Program Optimizer is an innovative and flexible product that offers the world’s first intelligent file-based audio loudness analysis and correction system. Compatible with many of the most common broadcast media file formats in use today, the DP600 expands upon the technology developed for the award-winning Dolby LM100 Broadcast Loudness Meter with Dialogue Intelligence. Programs can be normalized either by correcting metadata values or scaling the audio signal itself to a target loudness level.
The first Dolby Digital Plus encoder module designed for integration into audio/video products from third-party manufacturers, the Dolby Cat. No. 561 offers real-time, multistream, and multichannel encoding of both Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital Plus formats. This module will also allow for high-quality transcoding of Dolby Digital to Dolby Digital Plus bitstreams, and Dolby plans to include Dolby E decoding in subsequent software updates. By incorporating the Cat. No. 561, broadcast equipment manufacturers can provide their customers with a comprehensive integrated audio solution, saving equipment costs as well as valuable rack space.