DTS, Inc. announces a partnership with ASUSTeK Computer Inc., the leader in the personal computer industry, bringing to market — for the first time ever — enthusiast and mainstream retail motherboards featuring DTS Surround Sensation UltraPC. It’s available to the public worldwide. According to ASUSTeK the P5Q Turbo and the latest M4 Series are fine examples of ASUS motherboards that are adopting these technologies and are just the start of many motherboards to come that will provide users with astounding sound clarity.
“Millions of people around the globe will now have access to the highest quality surround sound experience even when listening on two channel stereo headphones or speakers,” said David H. Tan, Vice President Product Management and North America Licensing, DTS, Inc. “We are pleased to be partners with such a forward looking company as ASUSTeK, which understands that consumers want the ultimate entertainment experience from their computing products.”
Multi Channel Sound From Two Speakers or Headphones
DTS Surround Sensation UltraPC uses advanced post-processing technology to deliver an incredible surround effect from just two speakers or headphones. The post-processing contains significant psycho-acoustic information that alters human perception, making one believe that sounds are actually occurring outside the boundaries of the two-speaker system or headphones. Developed with a key understanding of acoustics and years of knowledge in dealing with the properties of sound, DTS Surround Sensation UltraPC creates a three-dimensional wall of sound that exceeds the limitations of just two speakers for an optimal surround sound experience. DTS Surround Sensation UltraPC also supplements the weakened stereo image and ambience of digitally compressed audio, while keeping the monaural components (such as solo vocals) unchanged.
ASUS is a technology leader in the IT industry and offers everything from PC components to complete solutions including notebooks, desktops, smartphones, PDAs, broadband communications products, LCD monitors and wireless applications. ASUS is recognized worldwide for the Eee PC, an ultramobile PC noted for its combination of light weight and ease of use. In 2007, one in three desktop PCs sold was powered by an ASUS motherboard, and ASUS has been the fastest-growing notebook brand for the past eight consecutive quarters, ranking fifth in the world in Q3 2008. The company’s 2008 revenues reached $8.2 billion (U.S. dollars). Through its unyielding commitment to innovation and quality, ASUS has won numerous international awards. ASUS has been ranked amongst BusinessWeek’s InfoTech 100 for 11 consecutive years, placing ninth in 2008. ASUS has also achieved the number one title in the annual league table of Taiwan Top 10 Global Brands IT Hardware category with a brand value of $1.324 billion (U.S. dollars).
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, Blu-ray Disc and Surround Music software. Founded in 1993, DTS’ corporate headquarters are located in Agoura Hills, 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.