Dolby and Acer Collaborate on Superior PC Surround Sound

Dolby Laboratories, Inc (NYSE:DLB) announced its collaboration with Acer, a leader in PC manufacturing, to include Dolby® Home Theater v4 and Dolby Advanced v2 in its latest range of consumer Ultrabooks® and notebooks. As a part of the continuing partnership, Acer is launching 25 new models under the V3, V5, M3, M5, S3 & S5 series, all of them sporting Dolby technology, to connect with the entertainment enthusiasts of the country.

“We are excited to take the next big step in continuing the partnership with Dolby, to provide a uniquely rich audio experience. As has been its nature, Acer yet again is the first in India to partner with the global leader in audio-technology to launch the 4th generation Dolby Home Theatre v4 technology through its latest range of Aspire notebooks. With this we are providing a revolutionary entertainment technology for consumers, making their audio-visual experience thoroughly enjoyable,”- Mr. S Rajendran, Chief Marketing Officer, Acer.

Today’s connected world has changed the way people enjoy movies, music and games. Dolby’s entertainment technologies are designed to solve a number of challenges associated with providing a high-quality entertainment experience across multiple screens. 

"Dolby is thrilled to expand our relationship with Acer, so that consumers can enjoy entertainment in the way it was envisioned by creators, delivered right to their laptop,” said Mr. Pankaj Kedia, Country Manager, Dolby Laboratories India. He further added, "Together with Acer, we aim to address a rapidly growing demand for high-definition content delivered across a wide range of devices.”

Dolby Home Theater v4 delivers immersive surround sound and high fidelity audio for all forms of entertainment content, maintaining a consistent listening experience, creating virtual surround sound via built-in PC speakers.

The following features are included in Dolby Home Theater v4:

Surround Decoder: converts stereo content into 5.1- or 7.1-channel surround sound and converts 5.1 surround sound into 7.1 surround sound

Surround Virtualizer: creates a virtualized surround sound experience over the PC's built-in speakers or over headphones

Dialogue Enhancer: improves intelligibility of dialogue across all types of content

Volume Leveler: maintains a consistent volume across all content and applications according to where the user sets the volume level

Volume Maximizer: boosts the level of the audio signal so users can turn up the volume without causing noise or clipping

Intelligent Equalizer: monitors and adjusts audio to match the user's chosen preset

Graphic Equalizer: lets consumers tailor audio to their exact specifications using high-quality digital filtering

Dolby Digital Output: provides real-time encoding of PC content into the Dolby Digital format over S/PDIF or HDMI™ outputs; users can then enjoy audio content from their PCs in surround sound on their home theater systems

Audio Optimizer: improves the frequency response of the PC's built-in speakers so content sounds true to the creator's intent

Audio Regulator: eliminates or reduces distortion caused by the combination of overdriven speakers and amplifiers

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.

Ultrabook is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.

About Acer

Since its founding in 1976, Acer has broken barriers between people and technology, enabling users to explore, create and grow. Acer ranks No. 2 for notebook PCs globally (Gartner data 2011). The Acer Group employs 8,000 people across the globe, and revenues for 2011 reached US$15.7 billion. Acer's channel business model is instrumental to the company's success, while its multi-brand approach integrates Acer, Gateway, and Packard Bell brands in worldwide markets. Acer designs environmentally friendly products and, with its vendors, has established a green supply chain. Acer is proud to be a Worldwide Partner of the Olympic Movement. That includes supporting the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games and London 2012 Olympic Games.

More information is at www.acer-group.com.