DTS, Inc. (NASDAQ:DTSI) announces that it will introduce the next generation of the DTS-HD Master Audio Suite (MAS), V. 1.5, at the 2007 AES convention in Vienna. The DTS-HD MAS V. 1.5 will officially ship worldwide this month, and DTS will demonstrate the new version of the audio encoding toolset throughout the show, May 5-8, at the Austria Center Vienna, Booth # 1938 Hall Y.
Key features of the DTS-HD MAS V.1.5 include support for Blu-ray Disc interactive Secondary Audio streams, Mac / Intel compatibility, and a stand-alone version of the DTS-HD StreamPlayer for pre-authoring quality control.
Introduced at the 121st AES convention last year, the DTS-HD MAS is a complete software solution designed for the preparation of audio streams for the next generation optical disc formats, Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD. It encodes bit streams in the following formats: DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution, DTS 96/24, DTS-ES 6.1, DTS Digital Surround and DTS Express. The DTS-HD MAS is also applicable to DVD-V and Surround Music CDs.
“The industry’s response to the introduction of the DTS-HD Master Audio Suite last year, was very positive and attests to the superiority of our technology with regards to high definition audio,” said Brian Towne, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Consumer Division, at DTS. “We expect that the community will be even more supportive of the new features that the DTS-HD MAS V.1.5 offers.”
Throughout the show, DTS will also be conducting presentations on speaker re-mapping for high definition 7.1-channel audio.
About DTS-HD Master Audio
DTS-HD Master Audio delivers sound that is bit-for-bit identical to the studio master. It can deliver audio at variable bit rates which are significantly higher than standard DVDs. DTS-HD Master Audio can provide up to 7.1 audio channels at a 96k sampling frequency / 24-bit depth or 5.1 audio channels at 192 kHz that are identical to the original master. The DTS-HD Master Audio bit stream also contains the DTS 1.5 Mbps core for backwards compatibility with existing DTS-enabled home theater systems, and delivery of 5.1 channels of sound at twice the resolution found on most standard DVDs.
DTS, Inc. (NASDAQ: DTSI) is a digital technology company dedicated to delivering the ultimate entertainment experience. DTS decoders are in virtually every major brand of 5.1-channel surround processor, and there are hundreds of millions of DTS-licensed consumer electronics products available worldwide. A pioneer in multi-channel audio, DTS technology is in home theatre, car audio, PC and game console products, as well as DVD-Video, Surround Music and DVD-ROM software. DTS audio products are featured on more than 27,000 motion picture screens worldwide. Additionally, DTS provides imaging technology and services for the motion picture industry; DTS Digital Images, formerly Lowry Digital Images, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of DTS and an industry leader in image restoration and enhancement. Founded in 1993, DTS is headquartered in Agoura Hills, California and has offices in the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan and China. For further information, please visit http://www.dts.com.