Lancaster, PA (January 14, 2009)--Linear Acoustic is offering a LAMBDA Professional Digital Audio and Metadata Monitor for $100 with the purchase an AERO.air (5.1) Transmission Loudness Manager in an effort to help broadcasters prepare for the DTV transition.
The offer is valid until the February 17, 2009 DTV deadline.
Many broadcasters are feeling caught between needing new equipment to comply with the FCC-mandated DTV deadline and the current economic downturn. The Linear Acoustic unit provides loudness control and audio image stability, while being able to monitor audio and metadata quality throughout the entire broadcast chain, a feature unique to LAMBDA. Savings for broadcasters who purchase the AERO.air (5.1) will reportedly exceed $6,600.00.
"With the DTV transition quickly approaching, broadcasters are looking for cost-effective solutions that handle all key aspects of audio to provide viewers with an optimal viewing experience," said Christina Carroll, vice president of sales and marketing at Linear Acoustic. "By offering our LAMBDA for just $100 with the purchase of an AERO.air audio processor, we are providing broadcasters with the capabilities they need for the DTV transition, at a significant cost savings - when budgets are tighter than ever."
The AERO.air (5.1) includes the AutoMAXII auto-detection algorithm to upmix or automatically bypass 5.1 mixed content. It also features a metadata manager as well as full-time, two-channel downmixing to support legacy analog paths. Dual, redundant, hot-swappable power supplies are standard. Options include HD-SDI input, internal Dolby Digital (AC-3) encoding, Metadata output, and CrowdControl.