Linear Acoustic Recognized in China for Contribution to Technological Progress of the Audio Industry

Acoustic has been recognized by the Ministry of Science, the China Radio and TV
Equipment Industrial Association, and other organizations for its contributions
to the technological progress of the audio industry. The Linear Acoustic
AERO.air 10-channel transmission loudness manager and LAMBDA professional
digital audio and metadata monitor were each honored with China’s 2008
Radio and TV Technology Innovation Award in the Product Innovation category. The
awards were recently presented in a ceremony at Beijing’s Great Hall of the People.

2009, China’s
broadcast industry will augment the domestic demand and provide various
business opportunities and strong growing power for enterprises,” says Zhang
Zhijian, honorary chairman of the China Radio and TV Equipment Industrial Association
and director of the Technology Innovation Award Committee. “We must continue to
stick to the route of reform and development, as well as continue to seek out
new contributions for promoting the development of China’s broadcast industry. The
China Radio and TV Equipment Industrial Association is pleased to award the
China Radio and TV Technology Innovation Award to Linear Acoustic for its
demonstration of product innovation and for its contributions to the
technological progress of the broadcast industry.”
“It is
an honor to have both the Linear Acoustic AERO.air and LAMBDA recognized by the
China Radio and TV Technology Innovation Awards,” says Christina Carroll,
vice president of sales and marketing for Linear Acoustic. “Winning these
prestigious awards demonstrates that Linear Acoustic is a world-leading
authority in audio loudness control and monitoring solutions.”
AERO.air is the third-generation award-winning digital television audio
processor from Linear Acoustic. AERO.air enables broadcasters to deliver
compelling 5.1-channel surround sound while saving time, money, and space. It
is also the world’s first TV audio processor to feature built-in Dolby Digital
(AC-3) encoding.
comprehensive AERO.air is equipped with multiple loudness controllers, dual
upmixers, and metadata management, as well as full-time two-channel downmixing
to support legacy stereo or analog paths. Built-in AutoMAX-II processing
detects incoming audio and automatically upmixes only when necessary, producing
a full-time compelling 5.1-channel output. The processor accepts 5.1-channel
network audio, two-channel local audio, SAP/DVS, and digital or analog
auxiliary/EAS audio for processing. Available options include HD/SD-SDI input
for de-embedding any of the possible 16 audio channels and vertical ancillary
(VANC) metadata, internal 5.1+2 dual Dolby Digital (AC-3) encoders, and
CrowdControl dialogue protection.
With the
LAMBDA professional digital audio and metadata monitor, Linear Acoustic
demonstrates its comprehensive understanding of audio and metadata throughout
the entire broadcast chain, from production to consumer. LAMBDA displays and
reproduces up to 16 audio channels from AES or embedded HD/SD-SDI input. The
system accepts audio metadata via 9-pin serial input or extracts it from the
VANC space of an applied HD-SDI input. Audio and metadata are displayed in
combination to allow for accurate monitoring. Additionally, loudness monitoring
per ITU BS.1770 enables operators to verify program loudness quickly and
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