Agoura Hills, Ca—Mar 16, 2006
DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound Now Supported By Pixeltools’ Transmux Software for Cinema Pre-Show and Alternative Content
DTS, Inc. (NASDAQ: DTSI) and PixelTools Corporation, Inc. have announced that PixelTools TransMux software now supports DTS Coherent Acoustics multi-channel audio. This development allows customers to easily multiplex MPEG video content at any resolution with DTS 5.1 channel surround sound for cinema pre-show and alternative content. The recent announcement marks the first commercially-available, off-the-shelf software product to offer this capability.
The incorporation of DTS multi-channel audio in the TransMux software is another result of DTS’ ongoing initiative to introduce new cinema services and technologies that benefit the industry.
DTS customers will use the updated software to quickly and easily create pre-show advertisements, policy trailers and theatrical trailers for the cinema in high-definition video quality with high quality DTS surround sound. It also allows a simple all-in-one process for content ingest preparation, delivery and screening, and integrates easily with the new DTS Cinema Media Network™.
“The incorporation of DTS technology into the PixelTools TransMux enhances cinema-goers’ pre-show experience by incorporating high quality surround sound that encourages greater recognition and retention of advertisements, trailers and other pre-show content,” said Don Bird, Senior Vice President, Cinema Division at DTS. “We’re proud of the joint efforts of DTS and PixelTools software engineers in enabling this valuable tool.”
PixelTools TransMux is a Microsoft Windows® based encoding application that multiplexes (combines) multiple MPEG video or audio streams into a fully synchronized high definition or standard definition MPEG-2 program. TransMux can also de-multiplex MPEG streams into their elementary components. When combined with DTS Coherent Acoustics it forms a high definition transport stream for use in HDTV desktop, video-on-demand, streaming or HDTV systems.
About DTS Cinema Division DTS, a leading digital sound company, is now a leading digital entertainment company, with emergent capabilities and resources to integrate and support a fully digital experience for high-quality cinema presentation.
DTS’ expanded range of products and services are founded upon our proven expertise in the creation and delivery of digital media for cinema, and have been developed to meet the opportunities and challenges of the industry transition to a digital entertainment platform. Our content creation and delivery tools for D-cinema and E-cinema, and media network systems offer new standards of quality and ease of operation. These tools and systems are designed to define and support new opportunities for increased revenues and efficiencies for content providers and exhibitors.
Alongside the existing advantages of DTS’ single print solution for cinema sound, we provide an extended portfolio of products and services that allow flexibility and easy implementation of the latest delivery, scheduling and presentation solutions for pre-show, advertising and alternative content.
DTS continues its relentless commitment to partnering with exhibitors in providing value-added products and support in the transition from film to a fully digital entertainment experience.