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Regal Entertainment Places Order For DTS Playback UnitsRegal purchases DTS XD10 and XD10P playback units (April 13, 2005)
DTS (Digital Theater Systems, Inc.) announces that Regal Entertainment Group has placed a major order for DTS digital audio playback systems to be installed in Regal-owned theaters across the United States during 2005. The order encompasses a mix of XD10 Cinema Media Players and XD10P Cinema Audio Processors.
Delivering high quality multi-channel audio playback from hard disks with pristine reproduction of audio over countless screenings, the XD10 Cinema Media Player represents the latest cinema technology from DTS. Since audio is stored externally and not on the film print, there is no degradation of quality regardless of how many times a film is presented. In addition to audio playback, the XD10 also offers high definition video playback, used to deliver digital pre-show, captions and subtitles along with surround audio.
The XD10P Cinema Audio Processor is the newest offering from DTS and compliments the XD10 Media Player by allowing audio to remain in the digital domain throughout the processing stage as it is delivered to a theatre's audio system. The XD10P can be programmed with user-friendly software that provides memory of all preset functions including EQ and gain settings.
A key factor in Regal's purchase decision was the unique ability of the XD10 to integrate with Regal's existing projectors that they currently use for pre-show content. Once installed, the systems will provide audio playback for film presentations while also incorporating DTS Cinema Subtitling System (CSS) technology to support open captioning for the deaf and hard of hearing.
"We are extremely pleased with Regal Entertainment Groups commitment to DTS products and technologies," said Don Bird, Senior Vice President, Cinema Division at DTS. "Together, we share a dedication to providing an unsurpassed experience to movie-goers, including premium audio quality, as well as increased access for special audiences."
Some of the Regal screens will be equipped immediately with the playback units, with the remaining to be equipped throughout the remainder of 2005.
"Over the years, Regal Entertainment Group has experienced a mutually beneficial relationship with DTS and their associates," said Rob Del Moro, Senior Vice President and Chief Purchasing Officer, Regal Entertainment Group. "We look forward to continued use of the existing and new technologies that DTS offers to enhance the movie-going experience."
About DTS XD10 Cinema Media Player
DTS's XD10 Cinema Media Player is compatible with both traditional film playback and emerging D-cinema technologies. Engineered to deliver up to 10 channels of scalable digital surround sound (expandable to 16 channels), the XD10 is an expandable media solution for pre-show and feature film presentation. An internal hard drive is used as the film sound signal source while two DVD drives enable download of film sound information to the hard drive. Giving distributors and exhibitors the flexibility of storing either multiple languages of one title or multiple titles, the XD10 will automatically load and store up to 30 full-length film soundtracks. The XD10 is also capable of playing back enhanced video for alternate media (e-cinema) and has networking and pre-show programming features for an integrated presentation.
About DTS XD10P Cinema Audio Processor
DTS' XD10P Cinema Audio Processor is engineered to deliver precise reproduction of both analog and digital sources. The XD10P is equipped with ample processing power to handle the most demanding cinema environments, and offers a full compliment of features including matrix decoding, equalization, noise reduction and output master gain for up to eight channels of high quality surround sound.
About DTS Cinema Division
A preferred digital sound format on more than 24,000 screens in 99 countries, DTS quickly became a leading provider of premium, discrete, multi-channel audio for motion pictures after the release of Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park. Since 1993, the companys award-winning CD-ROM-based technology has set a standard for digital audio delivery in cinemas and special venues. In addition to supplying movie theaters with hardware solutions, DTS also licenses its technologies for filmed content, with DTS digital sound now featured on nearly 100 percent of major feature films released by all major Hollywood studios.
DTS (Digital Theater Systems, Inc.) (Nasdaq: DTSI) is a digital technology company dedicated to delivering the ultimate entertainment experience. DTS decoders are in virtually every major brand of 5.1-channel surround processors, and there are more than 300 million DTS-licensed consumer electronics products available worldwide. A pioneer in multi-channel audio, DTS technology is in home theatre, car audio, PC and game console products, as well as 5.1 Music Discs, DVD-Video, DVD-Audio and DVD-ROM software. Additionally, DTS provides technology and services for audio delivery and image restoration and enhancement to the motion picture industry. DTS audio products are featured on more than 24,000 motion picture screens worldwide. Lowry Digital Images, a wholly-owned subsidiary of DTS, is an industry leader in image restoration and enhancement. Founded in 1993, DTS is headquartered in Agoura Hills, California and has offices in the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Canada, Japan and China.
For further information, please visit www.dtsonline.com.
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