CHARLOTTE, N.C., September 26 /CNW/ - At this year's NAB Radio Show(R),
Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB) will showcase real-world applications of
Dolby(R) Pro Logic(R) II audio technology.
In a car equipped with a factory-installed system incorporating Dolby Pro
Logic II and utilizing content provided by National Public Radio (NPR), Dolby
will allow visitors to its booth (330) to experience multichannel audio in one
of the most common listening environments for radio. Additionally, the company
will display its professional encoding and decoding equipment.
"Dolby Pro Logic II is the ideal surround sound technology for HD
Radio(TM) broadcasting, as it enables the transmission of surround-encoded
programs simultaneously over digital radio and analog FM signal paths," said
Rocky Graham, Technical Marketing Director, Broadcast Segments, Dolby
Laboratories. "We're excited to work with NPR in demonstrating how immersive
surround sound in the car can be."
"Dolby is the recognized leader in surround audio. There are over 69
million Pro Logic II decoders in the field, and based on internal testing at
NPR Labs, we see Dolby Pro Logic II as a natural format for future HD
broadcast radio content," said Mike Starling, Chief Technology Officer and
Executive Director, NPR Labs.
With Dolby Pro Logic II, the surround soundfield remains intact, even
while tuning HD Radio stations and during signal fades or other periods of
blending to analog. HD Radio content encoded in Dolby Pro Logic II can be
stored, edited, and broadcast as a traditional two-channel signal, and then
decoded into surround sound by the Dolby Pro Logic II receiver in many of
today's car and home audio systems.
About Dolby Laboratories
Dolby Laboratories (NYSE: DLB) develops and delivers products and
technologies that make the entertainment experience more realistic and
immersive. For more than four decades, Dolby has been at the forefront of
defining high-quality audio and surround sound in cinema, broadcast, home
audio systems, cars, DVDs, headphones, games, televisions, and personal
computers. For more information about Dolby Laboratories or Dolby
technologies, please visit www.dolby.com.
Certain statements in this press release, including statements regarding
the performance and capabilities of Dolby Pro Logic II, the adoption of such
technologies in radio broadcasting, including high-definition radio, and the
potential benefits that broadcasters, content creators, and listeners may
derive from Dolby Pro Logic II, are "forward-looking statements" that are
subject to risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements are based
on management's current expectations. The following important factors, without
limitation, could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the
forward-looking statements: risks associated with building market acceptance
for HD radio broadcasts, competition in the market for high-quality audio
technologies, rapid changes in technical requirements for HD technologies,
risks associated with introducing technologies to broadcasters, risks
associated with consumer demand for surround sound broadcasts, rapid changes
in hardware devices for receiving broadcasts, risks associated with building
market acceptance of and demand for Dolby Digital technologies, and other
risks detailed in Dolby's Securities and Exchange Commission filings and
reports, including the risks identified under the section captioned "Risk
Factors" in its most recent Periodic Report on Form 10-Q or 10-K. Dolby
disclaims any obligation to update information contained in these
forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future
events, or otherwise.
Dolby, Pro Logic, and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of
Dolby Laboratories. HD Radio is a trademark of iBiquity Digital Corporation.
NAB Radio Show is a trademark of the National Association of Broadcasters.
For further information:
For further information: Dolby Laboratories David Yang, 415-645-5679