Linear Acoustic releases new StreamStacker-HD system

Linear Acoustic has
released the next phase of the award-winning StreamStacker-HD system. “We
are excited by this significant release because in addition to passing
Dolby-compatible metadata, the system is now capable of generating and re-generating
metadata in both encoders and decoders,” said company president and
founder Tim Carroll. “Our customers will benefit from the increased
flexibility of having control over metadata at every step in the audio chain,
allowing simple updates or fixes with no need for re-encoding.”

Phase Two also enhances the performance of the DTS Coherent
Acoustics encoder upon which the system is built. “We are encouraged by
the release of StreamStacker-HD because this gives content professionals a
wider range of capabilities built on DTS Coherent Acoustics,” said Ted
Laverty, director of broadcast business development with DTS.
“StreamStacker-HD has advanced future-proof metadata handling features
that will ultimately improve the end-user experience and meet the growing
consumer demand for high quality multi-channel audio.”

In addition, the new release offers improved jitter
performance, increased error resilience, and activates a GPI controlled
soft-bypass mode to allow the system to be installed in series with other
coding systems to support legacy content.

A software development kit (SDK) is also available for OEM
customers wishing to incorporate a software version of the e-squared decoder
into their products. Real time and faster than real-time decoding can be
realized with low CPU and memory requirements.