Edgeware to Deliver Dolby Surround Sound

Nov. 27, 2017
Edgeware's TV delivery systems now support the online delivery of Dolby Atmos surround sound for playout on home entertainment systems ...

Edgeware's TV delivery systems now support the online delivery of Dolby Atmos surround sound for playout on home entertainment systems.

Based on the concept of audio objects, Dolby Atmos is intended to allow audio elements to be mixed as a single object that can be independently placed in a three-dimensional space. Delivered online via a TV content delivery network (CDN), Atmos is intended to allow filmmakers to decide exactly where specific sounds should originate around the viewer and where they should move as the scene develops.

"We specialize in delivering TV and movie content, not simply web traffic that happens to include video," said Richard Brandon, CMO at Edgeware. "So supporting audio and video enhancements like Dolby Atmos is really important in enabling our customers to create amazing TV."

The latest Dolby Audio format is delivered using Edgeware's Content Capture and TV Repackager products. It is then streamed to a home theatre system's Dolby Atmos audio/video receiver (AVR), which translates audio streams over the system's speakers and recreates the cinema experience designed as part of the content's original artistic concept.

Edgeware's Content Capture technology is designed to scale with the amount of content and channels delivered, and its TV Repackager is designed to scale to support new formats and multiple distribution networks.

"With 4K high definition and now VR content, our customers can provide TV services close to or even beyond reality," Brandon added. "Delivering Dolby Atmos online is another step towards amazing TV."

Support of Dolby Atmos is expected to be available to customers using Edgeware's technology in December.

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