Sonic Arts Research Centre & Digital Theater Systems A new partnership was
announced on Monday 15th December 2003 between Queen's University's Sonic Arts
Research Centre and world-leading Californian digital technology company DTS
(Digital Theater Systems, Inc.). Jointly funded by development agency Invest
Northern Ireland, the $1.6 million project will focus on the development of
new multi-channel audio technologies. SARC will conduct joint research and experimentation
with DTS' Research and Development facility.
Paul Smith, Vice President, Research and Development for DTS, said: 'The Sonic
Arts Research Centre at Queen's is quickly becoming one of the world's leading
research institutes in the area of multi-channel audio systems, and DTS has
always been a company dedicated to developing new audio technologies. Working
together is a natural fit, and we look forward to integrating our resources
for this project.
SARC Director Professor Michael Alcorn said: 'DTS is a renowned innovator in
digital surround sound across many industries, including cinema, consumer electronics
and professional audio. Collaborating with DTS to discover new applications
and create new audio technologies represents an exciting challenge for all of
us in the Centre. The collaboration was also welcomed by Invest NI. The agency's
Managing Director of Innovation and Capability Development , Tracy Meharg, said:
'Northern Ireland's developing creative industries sector will benefit immensely
from this venture between DTS, a world leader in the latest digital audio technology.
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
200 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 is featured on more than 20,000 motion
picture screens worldwide.
in 1993, the company is headquartered in Agoura Hills, California and has offices
in the United Kingdom, Japan and China. -- Michael Alcorn Director, Sonic Arts
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