Anystream, the leading provider of multi-platform publishing solutions to the media industry, invites attendees of IBC2006 to preview a next-generation, software-based approach to workflows incorporating Dolby? E audio content. Anystream will demonstrate a solution that combines an Agility digital media production system and a prototype Dolby DP600 Program Optimizer, which includes software-based Dolby E audio decoding. This system enables automated, file-based multiplatform publishing workflows and can convert Dolby E audio content into formats compatible with a wide range of consumer devices at rates many times faster than real-time.
Developed by Dolby Laboratories and used in over 400 facilities around the world, Dolby E permits up to 8 audio tracks to be represented on a single stereo channel. This professional technology is designed for production and distribution applications and is converted to other formats for delivery to consumers. Today this task is accomplished by streaming the content to a real-time hardware decoder. With the availability of the combined Agility/DP600 solution, currently projected for early 2007, Dolby E conversion is expected to become an integrated part of file-based broadcast, VOD, Web, mobile phone and IPTV content production workflows.
"Anystream continues to develop solutions that streamline workflows involving video and audio file conversion and that accelerate the process of creating content for a variety of formats and devices," said Bill Thompson, director, broadband media products at Anystream. "By streamlining the conversion of Dolby E audio to other distribution formats we are helping media companies devote more time to creative content production and less on non-creative, programmatic production tasks."
Anystream Agility is an end-to-end platform for automated media production, from ingest and transformation, to programmatic editing, transcoding, and packaging for digital distribution. Agility combines a modular architecture that scales to achieve unparalleled output capacity, a robust Web Services API that facilitates seamless integration with enterprise systems, and a proven, fault-tolerant, redundant design for demanding 24/7 media operations. With more than 500 installations, including over 100 high-capacity, enterprise-grade, multi-node systems, the Anystream Agility solution automates more media production tasks for the top media companies than any other digital media production and publishing solution.
The Dolby DP600 Program Optimizer is a flexible, file-based audio tool. In addition to faster-than-real-time encoding, decoding and efficient transcoding of Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, and Dolby E content, it will also provide intelligent audio loudness analysis and correction.
Anystream will demonstrate these solutions in Stand 7.910 at IBC2006.
About Anystream (www.anystream.com)
Every day, the world's leading media and entertainment companies turn to Anystream to publish rich media and unlock the value of their content. In 1999 Anystream pioneered the concept of automated digital media production and publishing, and today the Agility(tm) platform supports the mission-critical content requirements of customers in over 40 countries. Anystream specializes in multi-platform publishing, and the company's customers rely on its solutions to prepare their content for delivery on air, on the Web, on-demand, on mobile and other personal media devices. With more than 500 installations, including over 100 high-capacity enterprise-grade multi-node systems, the Anystream Agility solution automates more media production tasks for the top media companies than any other digital media production and publishing solution.