SRS LABS RELEASES TWO FEATURE -RICH TECHNOLOGY PACKAGES FOR THE PC MARKET, TARGETING VoIP and MULTIME
-SRS is providing, for the first time, voice technology solutions for the PC market -The SRS Voice Package includes SRS VIP™ aimed at VoIP market -Realtek is first partner to offer the SRS Voice Package on their platform
SANTA ANA, CA and LAV VEGAS, NV - January 7, 2008 - SRS Labs Inc. (NASDAQ: SRSL), a leading provider of surround sound, audio enhancement and voice processing technologies today announced the launch of two technology packages offering solutions for the PC market. The feature rich voice and audio packages are targeted at VoIP (Voice over IP) and Multimedia applications, addressing the trends in VoIP/Skype usage on PCs, and the increasing use of PCs for mobile and home based multimedia playback.
At the heart of the SRS Voice Package is SRS VIP™ (Voice Intelligibility Processor), an active system that takes advantage of the way human speech is generated, heard, and processed. Originally designed for the aerospace industry (Hughes Corporation), VIP dramatically improves word comprehension and voice intelligibility, especially in noisy environments. To further enhance voice quality and intelligibility, the Voice Package also allows the option to add SRS TruBass®, for a warmer sound during voice communications and SRS Definition to enhance voice clarity. The SRS Voice Package makes such a dramatic difference in the quality of VoIP conversations that consumers may never want to use their "land line" again. The SRS Voice Package is currently available on the Realtek codec platform. With over 70% market share in the PC audio market, Realtek is one of the world's leading IC providers for personal computers. Realtek integrates SRS' Voice Package along with speech recognition technology. By working with Realtek Beam Forming and Acoustic Echo Cancellation technologies, Realtek provides users an intuitive VoIP experience across PC platforms that you never enjoy before.
The new Media Package combines several of SRS' existing audio enhancement and surround sound technologies, designed to provide PC users with an immersive audio experience in any environment. Using SRS WOW HD™, SRS TruSurround HD™, SRS Headphone 360™, and SRS Circle Surround II®, a quality audio entertainment experience can be created at home, in the office, or on the go.
The world of PC's has been dramatically impacted by two major trends: PCs as entertainment centers and the increasingly mobility of PC's. Moreover, much of the entertainment content is delivered as compressed audio formats, producing their own challenges with audio fidelity. The SRS Media Package is a comprehensive technology package that includes feature -rich, patented technologies from SRS Labs to deliver a compelling home theater experience from mono, stereo and surround content. So no matter if the consumer is listening to music or watching movies on the PC, they are ensured an immersive audio entertainment experience.
"Both the Voice and Media packages address the widespread use of PCs in a variety of applications and environments," said Benjamin Grier, Product Marketing Manager for SRS Labs. "As more and more consumers prefer to communicate with their friends and colleagues or watch downloaded video content directly from their PC's, a high -quality audio experience is increasingly important. These two solutions make it possible to achieve amazing audio performance even from factory built -in speakers."
SRS Labs will be showcasing the Voice and Media Packages along with their other award -winning technologies in Meeting Room # N239, North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center during CES 2008, January 7 10.
About SRS Labs, Inc.
SRS Labs is a leader in audio signal processing for consumer electronics. Founded in 1993, SRS Labs holds 129 worldwide patents, with another 34 pending, for advanced audio, voice and surround sound technologies that optimize and improve the listening experience through techniques based on research into the human auditory system. Through partnerships with leading global manufacturers and semiconductor and software partners, over one billion products have shipped worldwide utilizing SRS audio technologies, primarily from one of three main technology families, SRS WOW®, SRS TruSurround® and SRS Circle Surround®. SRS Labs audio and voice processing provides the best possible sound from all content and in every environment including HDTVs, mobile phones, portable media devices, A/V components, PCs and automotive entertainment. And with 38 percent of the 58 million flat panel televisions shipped in 2006 featuring SRS audio processing, SRS Labs sets the standard for HDTV audio processing. Additionally, SRS Labs surround sound solutions provide the professional broadcast and recording industries with high -performance production, back -haul, storage, and transmission capability. SRS Labs supports manufacturers worldwide with offices in the US, China, Europe, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. For more information, visit www.srslabs.com.
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