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DTS and castLabs Announce First In-App SDK Integration of Headphone:XTM, Providing an Immersive and Personalized Headphone Listening Experience

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IBC: DTS Stand 2.B50 – DTS Inc. (Nasdaq: DTSI), a leader in high-definition audio solutions, today announced integration of the DTS Headphone:X technology in castLabs‘ media player for Android and iOS. The new castLabs Headphone:X-enabled player will be demonstrated at IBC in Amsterdam, September 12-16, 2014.

DTS Headphone:X is an advanced audio technology that turns an ordinary pair of headphones into an impressive, personalized virtual surround sound system for mobile devices. The technology supports stereo, 5.1, 7.1, and 11.1 multi-channel audio, offering flexibility within the full spectrum of channel formats. This new in-app version of DTS Headphone:X has made it easy for castLabs to integrate the fully immersive Headphone:X experience directly into their mobile media player. castLabs, a digital video technology and services company, is the first to integrate the DTS Headphone:X technology as a software solution for mobile media players.

“Our clients are constantly looking for compelling innovations that advance the delivery of high-quality video and audio content. Integrating DTS Headphone:X technology into our media player SDK equips our content delivery partners to deliver premium surround sound audio experiences to end users. That’s a win for the entire ecosystem,” said Michael Stattmann, CEO and managing director of castLabs. “Our work with DTS ensures that we remain at the forefront of digital content creation and distribution technologies. We’re very excited about our continuing partnership.”

In addition to enabling fully immersive surround sound via headphones on mobile devices, the DTS Headphone:X technology also includes several unique customization features:

  • Personalization, which allows users to create unique listening profiles based on their personal listening preferences;
  • DTS Headphone:X Headphone Tuning program that enables headphone manufacturers to enhance their products for use with content that is encoded using the DTS Headphone:X technology;
  • Room modeling which simulates the acoustic characteristic of the original mixing studio.

“As the number of consumers enjoying video and audio content on mobile devices continues to rise, their expectations for premium sound quality are rising as well,” said Geir Skaaden, Sr. vice president, digital content and media solutions for DTS. “The castLabs integration ensures that content creators, distributors and device manufacturers have the tools necessary to deliver entertainment content that offers customers the best possible entertainment experience.”

The in-app SDK is now available for both Android and iOS. Demos of the DTS Headphone:X SDK will be featured in castLabs’ media players at IBC at DTS’ stand located in Hall 2, 2.B50 and castLabs’ stand in Hall 14, 14.K02.

For more information about DTS, please visit www.dts.com, or connect with DTS on Facebook and Twitter (@DTS_Inc).

About castLabs Inc.

castLabs pioneers software and cloud-services for the fast-growing digital video market. The company focuses on developing streamlined solutions to securely provide content when and where consumers want it. castLabs’ range of applications and services are designed to help organizations avoid the complexities of implementing new technology and industry standards for high-quality video experiences. Their end-to-end solutions include content packaging, MPEG-DASH streaming, video players and player SDKs, multi-DRM protection, and turnkey UltraViolet integration. castLabs has offices in Los Angeles, California and Berlin, Germany.

About DTS Inc.

DTS Inc. (Nasdaq:DTSI) is a premier audio solutions provider for high-definition entertainment experiences-anytime, anywhere, on any device. DTS exists to make the world sound better. DTS’ audio solutions are designed to enable recording, delivery and playback of simple, personalized, and immersive high-definition audio, and are incorporated by hundreds of licensee customers around the world into an array of consumer electronics devices. From a renowned legacy as a pioneer in high definition multi-channel audio, DTS became a mandatory audio format in the Blu-ray DiscTM standard and is now increasingly deployed in enabling digital delivery of compelling movies, music, games and other forms of digital entertainment to a growing array of network-connected consumer devices. DTS technology is in televisions, personal computers, smartphones, tablets, digital media players, video game consoles, Blu-ray Disc players, audio/video receivers, soundbars, DVD based products, automotive audio systems, set-top-boxes, and home theater systems. Founded in 1993, DTS’ corporate headquarters are located in Calabasas, California. DTS also has offices in Los Gatos and Santa Ana, California, Washington, China, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. Copyright 2014, DTS, Inc. DTS, the Symbol, and DTS and the Symbol together are registered trademarks of DTS, Inc. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

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