Dolby Digital Plus Primed for Online Entertainment

New solutions from Digital Rapids and Harmonic’s Rhozet business unit enable premium multichannel surround sound for Internet-delivered content

San Francisco – Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:DLB) highlighted today the availability of new software solutions from Digital Rapids and the Rhozet business unit of Harmonic Inc. that support Dolby®Digital Plus to enable Internet delivery of entertainment content with high-quality multichannel audio.

„Its versatility and compatibility with the existing home theater environment make Dolby Digital Plus an ideal audio system for content authoring companies working to provide an uncompromised audio experience delivered online,“ said Phil Bernosky, Senior Director, Electronic Media Platform Marketing at Dolby Laboratories, Inc. „Dolby is excited to have worked closely with Digital Rapids and Harmonic’s Rhozet team, leading innovators that provide the necessary technologies to enable this service.“

Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital Plus support is available in new and upcoming software releases for Digital Rapids‘ encoding, transcoding, and streaming solutions, including StreamZ™ and StreamZHD™ media ingest and encoding systems, StreamZ Live™ streaming encoders, and the Digital Rapids Transcode Manager® scalable, automated transcoding software.

Support for Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital Plus is a standard feature of Harmonic’s Rhozet™ Carbon Coder™ universal media transcoding solution. Carbon Coder is used to facilitate the creation of multi-format video for Internet, mobile, and broadcast applications by leading media companies, including Ascent Media, the BBC, British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB), Lifetime Networks, MTV, and thePlatform.

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