Lancaster, PA (September 18, 2009)--Linear Acoustic demonstrated one of the first implementations of Dolby's Pulse audio coding system at IBC 2009.
The AERO.air Transmission Loudness Manager is currently available with Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital Plus encoding and has now been expanded to include the new Dolby Pulse, Dolby's implementation of HE AAC.
"The AERO.air accepts stereo or 5.1 channel audio and delivers Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital Plus. Now it will also be capable of simultaneously producing Dolby Pulse encoded bit streams," says Tim Carroll, founder and president of Linear Acoustic. "This allows facilities to install one simple box that will handle all of their present and future audio processing and encoding needs."
Engineered on the foundation of the company's first-generation digital television processors, the AERO.air system enables broadcasters to deliver compelling and controlled 5.1 channel surround sound while saving time, money and space, according to the company.
"We are excited to work with Linear Acoustic as one of the first companies to integrate Dolby Pulse encoding into their AERO.air using our Cat. No. 561 OEM module," says Larry Schindel, associate product manager of broadcast products at Dolby Laboratories.
The AERO.air solution is equipped with a loudness controller, upmixer, and metadata manager, as well as full-time, two-channel downmixer for mobile services. The built-in AutoMAX processor automatically upmixes stereo audio while passing 5.1 channel audio untouched.
AERO.air is part of a wider Linear Acoustic initiative to provide a range of solutions that help broadcasters ensure that content conforms to on-air standards while preserving the quality of the original content.