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Supports All Dolby Encoding Formats

linear-acoustic_aero-air_with-dolby-pulse_ibc-2009.jpgAMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS — Linear Acoustic is demonstrating one of the first implementations of Dolby® Pulse (Dolby’s implementation of HE AAC) audio coding system at IBC 2009 (Stand 8.D29). 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.

“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 supremely successful 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.

"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 comprehensive 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 and smoothly upmixes stereo audio while passing 5.1 channel audio untouched.

AERO.air is part of a wider Linear Acoustic initiative to provide a comprehensive range of solutions that help broadcasters ensure that content conforms to on-air standards while preserving the quality of the original content.

About Dolby Laboratories

Dolby Laboratories (NYSE:DLB) is the global leader in technologies that are essential elements in the best entertainment experiences. Founded in 1965 and best known for high-quality audio and surround sound, Dolby creates innovations that enrich entertainment at the movies, at home, or on the go. Visit www.dolby.com for more information.

About Linear Acoustic:

Linear Acoustic is a leading authority in multichannel loudness control, upmixing, and distribution solutions for digital television. The company designs and manufactures the AERO range of audio processing solutions, e2™ (e-squared) multichannel audio backhaul and distribution, and MetaMAX metadata processing products and licenses key technologies to OEM partners. The company is actively involved in standards and practices creation within the ATSC and other international standards groups, is a member of the AES and IEEE, is a sustaining member of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), and is a premier member of the Sports Video Group. Linear Acoustic is also proud to have provided its UPMAX:neo™ 5.1 Channel upmixer and technical services for NBC’s coverage of the 2008 Beijing Summer Games. Linear Acoustic is a member of the Telos group of companies along with Omnia and Axia. More information about Linear Acoustic is available at www.linearacoustic.com.

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