DTS and Unified Streaming Expand Support for Layered Audio to Include HLS and Microsoft Smooth Streaming


Last Updated: April 8, 2014 6:11 am GMT
(Calabasas, California--April 8, 2014) DTS, Inc. (Nasdaq: DTSI), a leader in high-definition audio solutions, and Unified Streaming, a provider of cross-platform video streaming technologies, collaboratively announced today an extension of their existing relationship to incorporate the DTS Layered Audio Stream Reconstruction SDK into the Unified Streaming Platform to encompass support for HLS and Microsoft Smooth Streaming.

At NAB 2013, Unified Streaming and DTS announced their first collaboration involving the DTS-HD Layered Audio codec, specifically for MPEG-DASH. By adding support for the DTS Layered Audio Stream Reconstruction SDK, streaming services will now be able to realize the full benefits of using the DTS-HD Layered Audio technology as an efficient adaptive bit-rate solution via the industry's three leading streaming protocols, including HLS, Microsoft Smooth Streaming and MPEG-DASH.

"The DTS-HD Layered Audio codec was designed to address the inherent issues with traditional multi-encode adaptive bit-rate audio streaming solutions," said Mark Johnson, vice president of streaming and media solutions, DTS. "By maintaining DTS' efficient single-encode approach and being able to extract several quality layers out of that encode, the DTS-HD Layered Audio codec empowers streaming services to cost-effectively deliver a seamless, scalable audio experience, even in challenging broadband conditions, to any device or software featuring a DTS-HD audio decoder, all from a single file."

"We are excited to be the first to incorporate the DTS Layered Audio Stream Reconstruction SDK," said Arjen Wagenaar, CTO of Unified Streaming. "It is a unique and innovative approach to adaptive bit rate audio. Such an elegant solution was an obvious fit for our products whose primary purpose is to easily deliver adaptive streaming."

To learn more about the DTS-HD Layered Audio codec and the Unified Streaming Platform, please visit DTS at NAB 2014, taking place April 7-10, 2014 in Las Vegas - booth #SU4414.

For more information about DTS, please visit http://www.dts.com, or connect with DTS on Facebook and Twitter (@DTS_Inc).

About DTS, Inc.
DTS, Inc. (Nasdaq:DTSI) is a premier audio solutions provider for high-definition entertainment experiences—anytime, anywhere, on any device. DTS' audio solutions enable delivery and playback of clear, compelling high-definition audio, which is incorporated by hundreds of licensee customers around the world, into an array of consumer electronic devices. From a renowned legacy as a pioneer in high definition multi-channel audio, DTS became a mandatory audio format in the Blu-ray Disc™ standard and is now increasingly deployed in enabling digital delivery of compelling movies, music, games and other forms of digital entertainment to a growing array of network-connected consumer devices. DTS technology is in car audio systems, digital media players, DVD players, game consoles, home theaters, PCs, set-top boxes, smart phones, surround music content and every device capable of playing Blu-ray™ discs. Founded in 1993, DTS' corporate headquarters are located in Calabasas, California. DTS also has offices in Los Gatos and Santa Ana, California, Washington, China, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. Copyright 2014, DTS, Inc. DTS, the Symbol, and DTS and the Symbol together are registered trademarks of DTS, Inc. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.


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