USL, Inc. Awarded Patent on Immersive Audio Technology

on June 17, 2014

uslinc.pngNew innovative features added to the CMS-2200 ‘Next Generation' Cinema Media Server

The CMS-2200 Cinema Media Server with immersive sound technology includes new inventive features for digital cinema operators worldwide. The patented technology supports 13.1 or more immersive channels without the need for an external rendering processor. Utilizing the DTS Multidimensional Audio engine, USL has created an immersive audio system that is fully DCI compliant. USL will display the new CMS-2200 at the CineEurope convention in Barcelona, Spain, June 16 - 19.

Founder, President and Chief Technical Designer, Jack Cashin, states, "Our patented method of processing immersive audio data on media blocks offers a very cost effective solution that could enable wide use of 3D audio playback in cinemas."

In addition to the patented audio processing technology, USL has added several other innovative features to the CMS-2200. Product manager Bill Cribbs elaborated: "The CMS-2200 now has Cue bundling, which is the ability to group any number of automation cues into a bundle, greatly simplifying playlist creation. When used with the CMSA controller this provides an incredibly powerful automation solution. In the alternative content area, the CMS-2200 now supports HDMI auto switching, which means HDMI presentations can be placed directly into one playlist. An intermission feature was also added to playlist creation, which allows a user to insert an intermission playlist inside of a feature presentation." The CMS-2200 servers are cloud-based and support network transfers of both content and playlists.

Bill Cribbs further stated: "We are encouraged to see that the solid state solution is quickly becoming the choice for replacements and also installations in remote parts of the globe, where reliability is mission critical."

For more than thirty-two years, USL, Inc. has been a global leader for technical achievements in the design, manufacturing, research, and development of cinema products and a five-time International Cinema Technology Association award winner for Manufacturer of the Year.

[For further information, product specifications and availability contact USL, Inc., Clint Koch, at: (805) 549-0161 or email at:]


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