September 9, 2011
DTS and Digital Rapids Break Ground with First Solutions to Support UltraViolet
DTS Codecs Integrated into Digital Rapids Transcode Manager 2.0 -- Showcases Newly Launched DTS MediaPlayer at IBC 2011
(Partner Press Release from DTS) IBC (Stand #2.B50), AMSTERDAM: DTS, Inc. (Nasdaq: DTSI), a leader in high-definition audio, and Digital Rapids, the leading provider of tools and solutions for bringing television, movie and Web content to wider audiences, have announced the companies' first tools to support the Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem's (DECE) UltraViolet(tm) standard. DTS will showcase its newly launched DTS MediaPlayer in Stand 2.B50 during this year's IBC exhibition, using UltraViolet Common File Format (CFF) files created with Digital Rapids' upcoming version 2.0 of the Digital Rapids Transcode Manager automated transcoding software. Digital Rapids Transcode Manager 2.0 will feature encoding and multiplexing of a wide range of profiles of the DTS-HD codec, from lossless DTS-HD Master Audio down to low bit-rate DTS Express, and will be showcased at the Digital Rapids Stand, 7.G41. Both products support UltraViolet CFF files and serve the standard's goal to combine the benefits of cloud access with the power of an open, industry standard-empowering consumers to use multiple content services and device brands interchangeably, at home and on-the-go.
"From mobile phones and tablets to PCs and connected TVs, multi-screen viewing and the increasing volume of digital content are driving fundamental shifts in the way media is distributed and consumed," commented Brick Eksten, president of Digital Rapids. "We're committed to enabling our customers with solutions that provide the flexibility, quality and efficiency needed to capitalize on these shifts. UltraViolet will play a crucial role in unlocking the potential of multi-screen media consumption, and we're excited to be continuing our successful partnership with DTS by working together in support of the standard."
Powered by Digital Rapids' groundbreaking new Kayak application platform, version 2.0 of the Digital Rapids Transcode Manager media processing software combines intelligent automation, superior quality and exceptional performance for transforming high volumes of media between dozens of acquisition, production, archive and distribution formats. Transcode Manager 2.0 will support the creation of MP4 and Common File Format (CFF) output files featuring DTS encoded audio, enabling a whole new level of high-performance audio for online streaming and file-based delivery.
Designed as a quality control confidence-monitoring tool, DTS MediaPlayer not only supports playback of unencrypted CFF UltraViolet compatible files, but also MP4 and MPEG2TS streams for broadcast, IPTV, and over-the-top (OTT) markets. DTS MediaPlayer will be available in early Q4 of 2011.
"DTS' wide range of audio technologies is applicable to any platform or bandwidth, enabling the delivery of the highest possible audio experience to connected consumers, for any ecosystem," said, Brian Towne, executive vice president and chief operating officer of DTS. "With the launch of these tools and support of the UltraViolet standard, DTS and Digital Rapids are enabling the ability to service content creation and deliver a high quality entertainment experience to an even wider array of connected devices."
IBC2011 takes place at the Amsterdam RAI from Sept. 9-11.
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For more information about Digital Rapids, please visit www.digitalrapids.com.
About DTS – DTS, Inc. (NASDAQ:DTSI) is dedicated to making digital entertainment exciting, engaging and effortless by providing state-of-the-art audio technology to hundreds of millions of DTS-licensed consumer electronics products worldwide. From a renowned legacy as a pioneer in 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 movies and other forms of digital entertainment on a growing array of network-connected consumer devices. DTS technology is in home theaters, car audio systems, PCs, game consoles, DVD players, televisions, digital media players, set-top boxes, smart phones, surround music software 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 Northern California, Washington, Canada, China, France, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For further information, please visit www.dts.com.
About Digital Rapids Corporation – Digital Rapids provides the leading hardware and software solutions for transforming and delivering media, enabling the multi-platform experiences that are changing how audiences view content. Scaling from standalone appliances to global workflows, Digital Rapids solutions enable media professionals to maximize their productivity, quality, and the value of their content. Recipient of a coveted IBC Innovation Award and four prestigious Frost & Sullivan honors for encoding and transcoding leadership, Digital Rapids combines innovative technology with proven expertise to help our customers expand their audiences, increase their media revenues and reduce their costs. Digital Rapids Corporation (www.digital-rapids.com) is headquartered in Ontario, Canada with offices in the United States, the UK, Australia, Argentina and Hong Kong.