|DTS Tops 100,000,000 Licensed Products|
|Home Theater News Industry-Trade News|
|Written by Scott Selter|
|Tuesday, 13 August 2002|
DTS Tops 100,000,000 Licensed Products
It wasn’t that long ago when a high end AV preamp that had DTS decoding was state of the art. Now DTS is one of the most popular decoding formats formusic, movies, video games and more found on even the most modest $300 receivers.
Today DTS announced that more than 100 million consumer electronics products sold to date contain DTS-licensed technology and intellectual property since 1997. More than 300 consumer electronics manufacturers worldwide currently license DTS technology. DTS-licensed AV products include DVD players, receivers, amplifiers, preamps, video game consoles, car audio processors and head units, PC-based software decoders and 5.1-channel speaker systems for the PC.
DTS Digital Surround is based on Coherent Acoustics, the company’s patented scalable digital audio architecture. Unit sales of consumer electronics products with DTS Digital Surround reached 3,000 units in its first year of availability. Since then, DTS Digital Surround has developed new extensions of multi-channel audio technology, including DTS-ES (6.1-channel,) DTS Neo:6 (matrix surround,) DTS 96/24 (high resolution,) and DTS Interactive (for video games.)
Founded by entrepreneur and scientist Terry Beard, DTS debuted in 1993 in the motion picture industry with the premiere of Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park. Today, more than 21,000 motion picture screens worldwide utilize DTS Digital Sound playback systems.
In addition to consumer electronics products, DTS licenses its technology to the professional audio industry and distributes its own encoder/decoder units via a global dealer network. DTS can also be found on many DVD-Video titles, its own DTS Entertainment-branded DVD-Audio titles, and video gamesfor the PlayStation2.