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Linear Acoustic Releases Phase Two of StreamStacker-HD

Linear Acoustic has released the next phase of the award-winning StreamStacker-HD system. “We are excited by this significant release, because in addition to passing Dolby-compatible metadata, the system is now capable of generating and re-generating metadata in both encoders and decoders,” says company president and founder Tim Carroll. “Our customers will benefit from the increased flexibility of having control over metadata at every step in the audio chain, allowing simple updates or fixes with no need for re-encoding.”

Phase Two also enhances the performance of the DTS Coherent Acoustics encoder upon which the system is built. “We are encouraged by the release of StreamStacker-HD, because this gives content professionals a wider range of capabilities built on DTS Coherent Acoustics,” says Ted Laverty, director of broadcast business development with DTS. “StreamStacker-HD has advanced future-proof metadata handling features that will ultimately improve the end-user experience and meet the growing consumer demand for high quality multichannel audio.”

In addition, the new release promises improved jitter performance and increased error resilience, and activates a GPI controlled soft-bypass mode to allow the system to be installed in series with other coding systems to support legacy content.

A software development kit (SDK) is also available for OEM customers wishing to incorporate a software version of the e-squared decoder into their products. Real time and faster than real-time decoding can be realized with low CPU and memory requirements.

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