Linear Acoustic has announced the introduction of new features for its flagship AERO.air Transmission Loudness Manager, which is an all-in-one-processor able to accept any Dolby-encoded or PCM audio.
The new features include: UPMAX-II 5.1 reference quality 5.1-channel automatic upmixing; CrowdControl, which prevents dialogue from disappearing in the mix; internal Dolby E/Digital/Plus decoding; Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, and Dolby Pulse (HE-AAC) encoding; and internal Nielsen Watermark encoding for audience measurement.
Other developments include the AERO.mobile Audio Loudness Manager for Mobile DTV, which employs newly-developed psychoacoustic processing that enables content to remain audible in noisy environments on small mobile devices. Accepting mono, stereo, or Dolby 5.1-channel station audio, the unit is said to include all tools a broadcaster needs to deliver the most satisfying experience for widely varying individual listening environments. – David Davies