New Linear Acoustic encoder and decoder simplifies integration

Linear Acoustic introduced an aacPlus surround-sound encoder and decoder to accommodate Dolby E metadata format directly throughout the broadcasting transmission chain.

The new functionality is intended to simplify the integration of the Linear Acoustic range of encoders/decoders within existing broadcast environments, and speed the adoption of the aacPlus audio compression format for digital multichannel broadcasting. The new products, AEROMAX-aacPlus professional encoder and decoder, utilize a proprietary data-reduction process made by Coding Technologies, a provider of audio compression for digital broadcasting, mobile media and the Internet.

Coding Technologies' MPEG-4 aacPlus audio codec is standardized across a variety of platforms as a compression format for digital audio, including DVB, MPEG, 3GPP and other international standards. In digital broadcasting, aacPlus has a proven track record as the audio codec for XM Satellite Radio.

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