High-End home cinema audio to reach new 'heights', Datasat and Auro Technologies sign Auro-3D® deal

Datasat Digital Entertainment, the world leaders in audio solutions for home and professional cinema, is announcing a signed agreement with Auro Technologies that will see Auro-3D® integrated into Datasat's range of high-end consumer audio processors.

1 October 2013

This agreement brings the unique Auro height layer within digital surround sound to the luxury home cinema market. The Datasat RS20i audio processor featuring Auro-3D® will be available in Q1 2014.

"Auro-3D® represents a revolutionary new audio format for immersive sound in 3D that enables deeper levels of sound immersion and brings richer forms of entertainment to the high-end market," said Wilfried Van Baelen, CEO of Auro Technologies. "Datasat was a natural choice of partner for us to extend our reach in the consumer space. Like Auro-3D®, the Datasat RS20i is distinguished by its level of quality and innovation. We are delighted to work with Datasat as it creates an exciting new brand in the consumer audio market."

Auro-3D® consists of three horizontal layers around the listener adding a height and top layer, currently absent from any other surround sound format. This allows Auro-3D® to produce accurate playback of native audio in 3D in a wide range of speaker configurations up to 13.1. This agreement will facilitate the integration of this exciting new 3D sound format into future releases of the Datasat RS20i audio processor. The processor is widely recognised as delivering the highest quality sound reproduction available in luxury home cinema. Auro-3D® integration will enable Datasat customers the flexibility to create the latest home cinema experience that takes full advantage of the new generation of 3D sound cinema releases.

This agreement builds on the relationship established between both companies when Barco selected Datasat audio processor technology to provide the core of its Auro 11.1 by Barco solution for professional digital cinema.

Ciarán Doran, Group CEO of Datasat, commented: "Auro Technologies and Datasat share the same goal of bringing state-of-the-art sound to discerning and demanding consumers. Our agreement further enables Datasat to deliver outstanding audio processor technologies that are unrivalled for features, functionality and quality."

About Datasat Digital Entertainment

Datasat Digital Entertainment is a pioneer in the development of digital surround sound for cinemas. Datasat Digital Sound is featured on every major Hollywood movie release, and Datasat products have been installed in over 30,000 cinemas worldwide. In 2012, the company launched the Datasat RS20i, the first digital audio processor for home cinema to be based on professional cinema technology. In addition, Datasat has developed the complementary RA7300 and RA2400 range of Power Amplifiers for consistently low distortion and quiet operation to produce highly accurate and refined music and soundtrack reproduction.
Visit the website at http://www.datasatdigital.com.

About Auro technologies

Auro Technologies is a spin-off of the Galaxy Studios Group and owner of the Auro-3D® Technology Suite. The Auro-3D® Concept and Listening Formats are designed by Wilfried Van Baelen, founder and CEO of Galaxy Studios and Auro Technologies. Galaxy Studios is renowned worldwide for its state-of-the-art leadership in audio innovation for music and sound for film. The Auro-3D® suite offers ground-breaking, easy-to-use and unprecedented levels of sound reproduction capabilities to the professional, automotive, broadcast and consumer electronics markets (such as gaming, smart phones, multimedia PC, notebooks, tablets, audio players, digital TV, media libraries and packaged media).
Visit the website at http://www.auro-3d.com.

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