SpacialAudio Adopts Coding Technologies’ High Efficiency MPEG-4 aacPlus Across Internet Radio Product Line
Beta Version of aacPlus-enabled SAM Broadcaster Available Now
NAB, LAS VEGAS — April 25, 2006 — Coding Technologies, the leading provider of audio compression for digital broadcasting, mobile media, and the Internet, announced today that SpacialAudio Solutions, LLC has adopted Coding Technologies’ MPEG-4 aacPlus audio codec into its full line of Internet radio broadcasting products. Beginning today, consumers can go to www.spacialaudio.com and download the beta version of its flagship product Sam Broadcaster with fully-integrated aacPlus encoding and decoding.
SpacialAudio is the leading provider of audio streaming services and products that make broadcasting an Internet radio station easy and affordable to both Internet and terrestrial broadcasters. As of today, SpacialAudio will fully integrate Coding Technologies’ aacPlus codec into its product line to provide its customers with the tools that create, play and stream aacPlus content directly over the Internet. Content delivered in aacPlus is four times more bandwidth-efficient than content delivered in other formats such as MP3 (MPEG Layer-3) at the same listening quality.
The company’s products, which include Sam Broadcaster, SimpleCast and popular ad insertion product SOS are designed to assist the Internet broadcaster manage, automate and deliver IP-based radio. The bandwidth savings provided by aacPlus dramatically reduce transmission costs while providing consumers with a continuous listening experience that is virtually uninterrupted due to content rebuffering.
“We’re extremely pleased SpacialAudio has chosen to put the power of aacPlus directly into the hands of their broadcasters”, said Shawn Hopwood, senior director at Coding Technologies.” SpacialAudio’s ground-breaking products have created a whole new generation of broadcasters. aacPlus will further that end by providing these broadcasters with efficiencies in their business and an improved experience for their listeners.”
“With the adoption of aacPlus, we look forward to continuing our relationship with Coding Technologies,” said Bryan Payne, chief executive officer of SpacialAudio. “We know our broadcasters will appreciate the sound quality and efficiency aacPlus brings to their streaming media properties.”
Coding Technologies was recently selected by the AlwaysOn Network as one of the top 100 private digital media and entertainment technology companies in the world, and was also awarded with “Stora Teknikpriset”, the annual technology award by Sweden’s technical news magazine “Ny Teknik.”
Coding Technologies provides the best audio compression for mobile, broadcasting, and Internet. SBR (Spectral Band Replication) from Coding Technologies is a backward and forward compatible method to enhance the efficiency of any audio codec; putting the “PRO” in mp3PRO and the “Plus” in aacPlus. Parametric Stereo from Coding Technologies and Philips again significantly increases the efficiency of audio codecs for stereo signals at low bit rates. Products from Coding Technologies are fundamental enablers of open standards such as 3GPP, 3GPP2, MPEG, DVB, Digital Radio Mondiale, HD Radio, and the DVD Forum.
Coding Technologies is a privately held company with offices in Sweden, Germany, and Silicon Valley. Founded in 1997 in Stockholm, the company later merged with a spin-off of the renowned Fraunhofer Institute in Germany, the inventor of MP3. Coding Technologies’ customers include America Online, EMP, iBiquity Digital, KDDI, mmO2, Nokia, Orange, RealNetworks, SK Telecom, Sprint, T-Mobile, Thomson, Texas Instruments, Vodafone, and XM Satellite Radio. For more information, visit www.codingtechnologies.com.
Spacial Audio Solutions was formed in 1998 with the goal to develop streaming software solutions for both small and large broadcasters. Innovative products like SAM Broadcaster and ad insertion product SOS, have help Spacial Audio Solutions lead the digital streaming revolution and are considered unmatched in their functionality and cost effectiveness.
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