DTS and RGB Networks Collaborate to Maintain a Consistent Listening Experience Across All Screens
Leaders in Audio Technology and Multiscreen Video Delivery Working Together to Deliver a Consistent Listening Volume to Connected Consumers
Calabasas and Sunnyvale, California – January 24, 2013 – DTS, Inc. (Nasdaq: DTSI), a leader in high-definition audio technology, and RGB Networks, the leading supplier of scalable multiscreen IP video delivery solutions, today announced a collaboration between the two companies to integrate DTS audio solutions into RGB's multiscreen IP video delivery products. Initially deployed on RGB's TransAct Encoder/Transcoder, the joint solution now enables broadcasters and video service providers (VSPs) to distribute high definition audio across consumers' portable devices and set-top boxes.
With the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation (CALM) Act passed to prevent loud commercials, video delivery platforms must meet these and other loudness control standards globally on multiple devices. DTS audio solutions control and match content loudness without compromising sound quality; delivering a consistent, natural sound to support the multiscreen entertainment experience. By implementing DTS loudness solutions, broadcasters and VSPs can achieve compliance with the CALM Act and other governed loudness targets worldwide, allowing consumers to enjoy content and programming without having to worry about changing volume levels on their receivers during commercial breaks.
"The amount of entertainment content being consumed on video-enabled devices – large and small – is growing rapidly," said Ramin Farassat, vice president, product marketing and business development for RGB Networks. "We are excited to be able to meet the needs of our customers by expanding our relationship with DTS to ensure that our multiscreen products deliver a high-quality audio entertainment experience free of loudness irregularities across all screens."
A key component of RGB's eVIA family of IP video products, the TransAct Encoder/Transcoder offers a highly flexible solution for a variety of encoding and transcoding applications and leverages a next-generation compression engine capable of pristine video quality at very low bitrates. With integrated DTS loudness control, the TransAct Encoder/Transcoder achieves unparalleled audio performance free of volume inconsistencies during commercial breaks.
"We recognize that consumers want to watch their favorite programs and movies at their convenience, which is why DTS is committed to ensuring that consumers receive a high-quality experience regardless of the kind of device they choose to watch on," stated Brian Towne, executive vice president and chief operating officer at DTS, Inc. "We are excited to be working with RGB Networks to implement DTS technologies into RGB's video platforms as this enables us to deliver on our commitment to a high-quality multiscreen experience."
A white paper detailing the joint DTS-RGB solution for automatic loudness correction can be found at http://bit.ly/13mjT56
About DTS, Inc.
DTS, Inc. (NASDAQ:DTSI) is dedicated to making digital entertainment exciting, engaging and effortless by providing state-of-the-art audio technology to more than a billion consumer electronics products worldwide. From a renowned legacy as a pioneer in high definition multi-channel audio, DTS became a mandatory audio format in the Blu-ray Disc™ standard and is now increasingly deployed in enabling digital delivery of compelling movies, music, games and other forms of digital entertainment to a growing array of network-connected consumer devices. With the acquisition of SRS Labs, DTS strengthens its position as a leader in providing end-to-end audio solutions to the rapidly growing network entertainment sector. DTS technology is in car audio systems, digital media players, DVD players, game consoles, home theaters, PCs, set-top boxes, smart phones, surround music content and every device capable of playing Blu-ray™ discs. Founded in 1993, DTS' corporate headquarters are located in Calabasas, California with its licensing operations headquartered in Limerick, Ireland. DTS also has offices in Los Gatos and Santa Ana, California, Washington, China, France, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For further information, please visit www.dts.com. DTS, the Symbol, and DTS and the Symbol together, are registered trademarks of DTS, Inc. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners. © 2012 DTS, Inc. All rights reserved.
About RGB Networks
RGB Networks enables video service providers to migrate to a multiscreen environment for the delivery of linear and on-demand video over managed and unmanaged IP networks. Wide adoption of the company's IP video solutions is based on core strengths in transcoding, advertising and overlay insertion, and statistical multiplexing. RGB's solutions for video delivery to TVs, desktop and mobile devices are built to deliver the highest video quality at the best price-performance on the market—they uniquely offer the density and scalability required to support the growing demands of consumers with integrated functionality that simplifies operators' network architectures and minimises operational costs. RGB's products are deployed by over 400 cable, telco, satellite, OTT and mobile operators in 40+ countries. Venture capital investment firms include Accel Partners, Comcast Interactive, Focus Ventures, Granite Ventures, Institutional Venture Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, and Mitsui & Co. Venture Partners. RGB is a private, profitable company based in Sunnyvale, California with offices around the world. For more information, please visit our website – www.rgbnetworks.com – and IP video blog – www.rgbnetworks.com/blog – and follow us on Twitter @RGB_Networks.