Dolby Ships DP600 Program Optimizer

"Dolby Laboratories has announced market availability of the highly anticipated Dolby DP600 Program Optimizer. The DP600 is an innovative solution to audio and loudness concerns for cable, satellite, IPTV, and terrestrial TV broadcasters working in a file-based environment.

Compatible with many of the broadcast and video-on-demand (VOD) media file formats currently in use, this innovative and flexible system offers an automated file-based loudness analysis and correction. The DP600-C version additionally offers faster-than-real-time encoding and decoding of Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby E, and MPEG-1 Layer II content, as well as enabling transcoding between any of these formats.

The Dolby DP600 ensures consistency in the delivery of broadcast media and audio files. Applications include broadcast media file quality control, automatic loudness correction (including commercial spots), broadcast media file transcoding, automated digital program insertion (DPI), and VOD file analysis and loudness correction.

The Dolby DP600 and DP600-C Program Optimizer are now available worldwide through Dolby's dealers and distributors for a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $17,500 and $26,000, respectively."

Source: BroadcastBuyer