Posted Fri Sep 12, 2014 at 03:00 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
The virtual surround sound headphone technology will be built into castLabs' new media player.
DTS and castLabs have announced the first integration of Headphone:X into a mobile media player. The upcoming castLabs Headphone:X-enabled player will be available on Android and iOS platforms.
"Our clients are constantly looking for compelling innovations that advance the delivery of high-quality video and audio content. Integrating DTS Headphone:X technology into our media player SDK equips our content delivery partners to deliver premium surround sound audio experiences to end users. That's a win for the entire ecosystem," said Michael Stattmann, CEO and managing director of castLabs. "Our work with DTS ensures that we remain at the forefront of digital content creation and distribution technologies. We're very excited about our continuing partnership."
DTS Headphone:X allows brings a virtual surround sound experience to ordinary headphones, offering support for stereo, 5.1, 7.1, and 11.1 audio. In addition, the technology also allows users to create unique listening profiles, features a tuning program that lets manufacturers enhance their products for use with DTS Headphone:X encoded media, and provides room modeling to simulate the acoustic environment of the original mixing studio. castLabs' mobile media player will be the first app to integrate DTS Headphone:X into their software.
"As the number of consumers enjoying video and audio content on mobile devices continues to rise, their expectations for premium sound quality are rising as well," said Geir Skaaden, Sr. vice president, digital content and media solutions for DTS. "The castLabs integration ensures that content creators, distributors and device manufacturers have the tools necessary to deliver entertainment content that offers customers the best possible entertainment experience."
The castLabs DTS Headphone:X-enabled media player is now being demoed at IBC in Amsterdam from September 12-16. Likewise, the Headphone:X in-app SDK is now available for Android and iOS.
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