DTS partners with castLabs to create UltraViolet™ surround sound experience
Las Vegas, April 16, 2012 - DTS, Inc. (Nasdaq: DTSI), a leader in high-definition audio technology, today announced that it has partnered with castLabs—an innovative mobile video technologies and services company—to integrate DTS audio solutions into castLabs’ UltraViolet™ compatible product suite. UltraViolet offers consumers breakthrough freedom and flexibility in how they watch and collect home entertainment. The first-ever end-to-end common file format tool kit—which consists of authoring tool, download service (DSP), DASH-based streaming service (LASP) and playback application—now incorporates DTS high-quality technology to deliver immersive surround sound experience.
“Together with DTS we are leading the way in digital content creation and distribution, as we continue to successfully meet the increasing demands for digital entertainment that does not compromise premium sound quality,” said Michael Stattmann, managing director at castLabs. “The UltraViolet Common File Format (CFF) is here to stay and through strategic partnerships with superior technology partners like DTS, we are enabling content providers and retailers to create and distribute superior quality CFF digital entertainment content.”
CastLabs is the first company to provide an Android-based video player fully compatible with the UltraViolet CFF format. The video player’s seamless integration with DTS technology enables consumers to enjoy immersive surround sound at home and on-the-go. The UltraViolet-enabled cloud service platform developed by castLabs is tailored to the requirements of content providers and retailers, as it delivers the necessary features to enable businesses to create and stream content compliant with the UltraViolet standard. Integration of DTS technology into these tools not only enables surround sound experience on portable devices, but also supports playback in the living room, turning a portable device into a personal media center.
Brian Towne, executive vice president and chief operating officer at DTS, Inc., commented, “We’re committed to ensuring digital entertainment offers consumers the highest quality sound experience on any device and believe our collaboration with castLabs will enable content creators and retailers to deliver high-definition entertainment content with superior audio quality across multiple devices.”
For more information, visit DTS at NAB 2012 booth SU7619, or online at DTS. Media interested in speaking with a DTS spokesperson please contact DTS@formulapr.com. Connect with DTS on Facebook, or on Twitter (@DTS_Inc.).
castLabs provides pioneering software, technologies and services for digital video broadcasting and streaming systems all over the world. The company markets their Video Service Delivery Platform (VSDP), containing the first complete UltraViolet solution for retailers, complemented by the first UltraViolet-enabled Android video player in addition to a fully-fledged modular OMA BCAST implementation worldwide. castLabs' solutions are based on internationally defined industry standards and offer the highest possible level of security. Tailored to the needs of major network operating companies, its solutions seamlessly integrate into existing network and IT infrastructure and are ready to operate shortly after installation, thereby providing for an attractive cost-benefit profile and reduced complexity.
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 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, China, France, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, 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.
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