Linear Acoustic Wins BIRTV Outstanding Product Award

Lancaster, PA (September 20, 2005)--Linear Acoustic received the "Award for Outstanding Product" by the organizers of BIRTV Expo for the UpMAX 2251 5.1 Channel Surround-Field Synthesizer, which produces 5.1-channel audio from a standard two-channel mix, with full control of center width and surround. The Beijing International Radio, TV & Film Equipment Exhibition--where Linear Acoustic was awarded--is held each year at the China International Exhibition Center.
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Lancaster, PA (September 20, 2005)--Linear Acoustic received the "Award for Outstanding Product" by the organizers of BIRTV Expo for the UpMAX 2251 5.1 Channel Surround-Field Synthesizer, which produces 5.1-channel audio from a standard two-channel mix, with full control of center width and surround. The Beijing International Radio, TV & Film Equipment Exhibition--where Linear Acoustic was awarded--is held each year at the China International Exhibition Center.

In addition to UpMAX 2251, Linear Acoustic offers a range of multichannel TV systems, including the OCTiMAX 5.1 Digital Television Audio Processor, which combines multichannel, multiband dynamic processing with audio metadata functionality and local audio insertion capability; a built-in UpMAX section converts a standard two-channel mix into 5.1-channel audio, with full control of center width and surround depth.

"We are extremely honored to have received such a unique and prestigious award from BIRTV," offered Linear Acoustic president Tim Carroll.

Judges for BIRTV Product, Technology, and Application Project Awards are authoritative Chinese broadcast and film experts that select outstanding examples of professional broadcast technology. The awarded technologies and products serve as directives for the entire industry, making BIRTV awards of paramount importance for the Chinese broadcast and film industry.

The latest BIRTV Expo in Beijing attracted 382 exhibitors and 52,000 visitors, including network, station and production house management.

Combining multichannel, multiband dynamic audio processing with a stereo-to-5.1-channel up-mixer, OCTiMAX 5.1 accepts a conventional stereo analog or digital signal and produces a fully mono- and stereo-compatible, 5.1-channel output audio. A proprietary Auto Voiceover feature allows straightforward insertion of voiceover audio, while UpMax--a user-selectable two-channel-to-5.1-channel up-mixer with full control of center width and surround depth--enables local and network audio to be transformed into excellent quality 5.1 audio. The resulting signal is fully mono, stereo and matrix surround compatible.

OCTiMAX 5.1 also generates an Lt-Rt-compatible stereo downmix of the main program that can be used to feed legacy two-channel systems. The processing structures support eight mono programs, a 5.1- plus two-channel program, and any format in between. A proprietary processing structure combines a two-band AGC with five bands of compression, look-ahead and peak limiting for each channel of audio. Advanced multiband source noise reduction is available to improve the sound of legacy films and older television programs.

The Linear Acoustic OCTiMAX 5.1 Digital Television Audio Processor combines multichannel, multiband dynamic processing with a stereo-to-5.1-channel up-mixer.

Linear Acoustic, Inc.
www.linearacoustic.com