April 16, 2012
Dolby Rocks the Cloud
Leading cloud-encoding providers turn to Dolby for amazing sound
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Dolby Laboratories Inc. (NYSE:DLB) today announced that some of the
world's leading providers of cloud-encoding solutions have chosen Dolby
to raise the bar and give customers what they demand, which is amazing
sound. Cloud encoding and media management is hitting the mainstream and
leading companies like Microsoft Corp.'s recently announced Windows
Azure Media Services, Encoding.com, Zencoder™, Digital Rapids®,
Nativ, and Linkotec are including Dolby®
Digital Plus technology in their cloud-based encoding and
media-management platforms to deliver high-quality multichannel audio
and premium video content to a broad range of services and devices.
Offering a superior audio and video experience to their customers takes
these cloud-encoding solutions to a higher level. It also offers more
choices to premium content owners for their professional content
production encoding and transcoding needs.
"Microsoft is pleased to be working with Dolby," said Brian Goldfarb,
director, product marketing at Microsoft. "The scalability and
elasticity of Windows Azure is highly suited to the demands of
high-quality audio and video. Windows Azure Media Services is a natural
solution for delivering Dolby Digital Plus, with its high scalability
and high-quality multichannel audio and premium video content."
"Professional content publishing is quickly moving to the cloud," said
Jon Dahl, CEO, Zencoder. "Broadcasters and studios are increasingly
looking to use cloud resources for their video encoding, and Dolby
Digital Plus is a critical part of these workflows."
"The ‘TV everywhere' initiatives driven by our media and entertainment
customers demand professional audio capabilities," said Jeff Malkin,
President, Encoding.com. "Supporting Dolby Digital Plus was a natural
choice for us to exceed our customers' requirements."
"Our MioEverywhere™ media-management platform is installed in the Switch
SuperNAP® data center in Las Vegas, providing world-class
security and connectivity with the flexibility of the cloud on a
transactional basis," said Jon Folland, CEO, Nativ, "and Dolby Digital
Plus is a key part of that offering."
"As we extend our on-premises media-processing solutions into the cloud,
the capabilities we offer in the cloud must match those available in our
facility-based systems," said Darren Gallipeau, Product Manager, Digital
Rapids. "Dolby Digital Plus is a critical element of our solutions and
of the expanding ecosystem for our Kayak technology platform, and we're
pleased to be extending our support of the technology."
"The number of devices and services that support high-definition
entertainment is growing exponentially, and cloud-encoding services must
be ready to deliver the premium experiences that consumers demand," said
Jean-Christophe Morizur, Senior Director, Professional Solutions, Dolby
Laboratories. "Dolby Digital Plus is a powerful and efficient way to
bring high-quality audio to multiple platforms."
Incorporated in more than 640 million devices, Dolby Digital Plus
delivers a true authentic high-definition audio experience to a wide
range of devices, including connected TVs, Blu-ray™ players, tablets,
and game consoles. Dolby Digital Plus is highly scalable and supports up
to 7.1 channels of audio with a wide range of bit rates. Dolby Digital
Plus also supports robust metadata to ensure a consistent and
predictable playback experience across a wide range of devices.
About Dolby Laboratories
Dolby Laboratories (NYSE: DLB) is the global leader in technologies that
are essential elements in the best entertainment experiences. Founded in
1965 and best known for high-quality audio and surround sound, Dolby
creates innovations that enrich entertainment at the movies, at home, or
on the go. For more information about Dolby Laboratories or Dolby
technologies, please visit www.dolby.com.
Dolby and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby
Laboratories, Inc. All other trademarks remain the property of their
respective owners. S12/25562 DLB-G
Sean Durkin, 415-645-5176
Source: Dolby Laboratories Inc.
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