DTS Partners with RGB for IP Video Products24 Jan, 2013 By: Chris Tribbey
Sound technology company DTS will have its audio solutions integrated into the multiscreen IP video delivery products of video technology company RGB Networks, allowing broadcasters and video service providers to distribute high-def audio across portable devices and set-top boxes.
With the recent passage of the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation (CALM) Act, which prevents loud commercials, DTS and RGB’s joint solution matches content loudness without compromising sound quality, the companies said, allowing broadcasters to be compliant with the law.
“The amount of entertainment content being consumed on video-enabled devices—large and small — is growing rapidly,” said Ramin Farassat, VP of product marketing and business development for RGB Networks. “We are excited to be able to meet the needs of our customers by expanding our relationship with DTS to ensure that our multiscreen products deliver a high-quality audio entertainment experience free of loudness irregularities across all screens.”
RGB will first integrate DTS’s audio solution in its TransAct Encoder/Transcoder, which includes a compression engine that delivers video at low bitrates.
“We recognize that consumers want to watch their favorite programs and movies at their convenience, which is why DTS is committed to ensuring that consumers receive a high-quality experience regardless of the kind of device they choose to watch on,” said Brian Towne, EVP and chief operating officer at DTS. “We are excited to be working with RGB Networks to implement DTS technologies into RGB’s video platforms as this enables us to deliver on our commitment to a high-quality multiscreen experience.”