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KDX is introducing Simulated Reality at CES


CES Las Vegas January 8 2018

KDX, the leading glasses-free 3D company, is introducing Simulated Reality (SR) at CES 2018 recognizing the change taking place in immersive computing. While VR/AR/MR are contributing to this trend, our vision is to experience sight and sound indistinguishable from reality, without limitations, as the ultimate form of immersive computing. This is what we call Simulated Reality. The Simulated Reality Alliance is supporting this vision, with several technology companies joining forces to establish it. According to Maarten Tobias, CEO of Dimenco (a fully owned KDX subsidiary) “When it comes to shared experiences, simulated reality will eliminate our limitations. Time, location and budget will no longer restrict what we can do. We make the impossible possible”

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Ausbau der Cinema Stage in Potsdam-Babelsberg


Am Donnerstag, 19. November 2015 wird die neue Cinema Stage des Babelsberger Postproduktionshauses Rotor Film offiziell eröffnet. Brandenburgs Wirtschaftsminister Albrecht Gerber, der Vorstandsvorsitzende der Studio Babelsberg AG, Dr. Carl Woebcken und Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg-Geschäftsführerin Kirsten Niehuus begrüßen gemeinsam mit den Rotor Film-Geschäftsführern Holger Lehmann und Martin Frühmorgen die geladenen Gäste in der neuen Cinema Stage auf dem Gelände der Medienstadt Babelsberg.

Ausstattung Ton: Tonmischung und Wiedergabe in den Tonformaten Dolby Atmos, Auro-3D®, AuroMax® und anderen SMPTE-kompatiblen 3D-Tonformaten mit Umschaltung zwischen den Formaten.

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PMC and Auro Technologies Help Launch the 2015 GRAMMY Celebrations


The two companies joined forces at The Village Studios in Los Angeles to give Recording Academy Producer & Engineer Wing guests an immersive Auro-3D audio experience.

British loudspeaker manufacturer PMC played a key part in ensuring that the US Recording Academy’s Producers & Engineers Wing got the 2015 GRAMMY Week celebrations off to a flying start.

PMC is a Silver Sponsor of the P&E Wing’s annual party at The Village Studios in Los Angeles, an event that traditionally kicks off GRAMMY Week and regularly attracts over 500 industry VIPs.

All sponsors are given the opportunity to host a technical demonstration and in PMC’s case this took the form of a joint presentation with Auro Technologies, which showcased its Auro-3D audio format. Five PMC twotwo.8 monitors, four twotwo.6 monitors and a twotwo.sub2 active subwoofer were positioned around The Village Studio’s Studio A live room in an Auro 9.1 configuration to create the Auro-3D effect of an enveloping cocoon of sound. The flagship AV processor Auro-3D Mensa was on hand to create the best possible immersive sonic experience.

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Source: Mix Online
Date: 09/02/2015

Eleven Dimensions Media to distribute the Auro-3D® Creative Tool Suite Software


11dimlogoMol, Belgium, 06 November 2014 – Auro Technologies announces a partnership with Eleven Dimensions Media, who will be distributing the Auro-3D® Creative Tool Suite through their reseller networks.

Auro Technologies, the leader in audio innovation and a spin-off of the Galaxy Studios Group, was the first ever in history to bring Immersive Sound to the market, adding the height dimension all around the audience with an end-to-end solution for a range of markets. The Auro-3D® concept and listening formats with Auro-3D®’s unique three-layered speaker array, were designed by the founder and CEO of Galaxy Studios and Auro Technologies, Wilfried Van Baelen. The Auro-3D® Creative Tool Suite allows you to add immersive 3D sound to your existing workflow, whilst making the 3D content available through a standard PCM single file distribution, played back via existing standards such as DCP in digital cinema, or via Blu-Ray™ for the home theatre to reproduce in each channel High Resolution Audio to experience the sound like it was intended by the creators. (more…)

Marantz Unveils Auro-3D® Upgrade Offer for Home Theatre Receiver and Preamp/Processor


Marantz_av7702_n-u_b_34Eindhoven, October 16th, 2014 – Marantz, a leading manufacturer of premium home and personal audio products, today unveiled an upcoming upgrade offer to add breathtaking Auro-3D® sound format to their premium home theatre centres. Expected to be available beginning of December, customers can purchase a firmware upgrade that will for the first time add Auro-3D® to the recently introduced SR7009 AV Receiver and AV7702 Preamp.

By fully immersing the listener in a cocoon of life-like sound, Auro-3D® creates the sensation of actually ‘being there’. Thanks to a unique configuration of ‘Height channels’, acoustic reflections are generated and heard naturally due to the fact that sounds originate from around as well as above the listener. Depending on the size of the room, either 1 or 2 additional layers (HEIGHT and TOP – also known as “Voice of God” channel) with speakers are mounted above the existing Surround layer at ear-level to produce Auro-3D®’s defining ‘vertical Stereo field’. The height information, captured in recording or created during the mixing process, is mixed into a standard 5.1 PCM stream that comes with a regular Blu-ray or through online streaming. A Marantz AV product containing the Auro®-Codec Decoder is capable of decoding the original Auro-3D® mix. (more…)

Denon reveals Auro-3D® upgrade offer for Premium AV Receivers


AVR-X4100W NoDolbyOctober 16th, 2014 – Denon, a leading manufacturer of premium home and personal audio products, today announced a unique upgrade offer to bring three-dimensional audio format Auro-3D® to their recently introduced Premium AV Receivers. Expected to be available in December, a firmware upgrade (a fee is charged) will further enhance the feature set of the highly-acclaimed AVR-X5200W and the AVR-X4100W models, to carry the next generation sound format.

By fully immersing the listener in a cocoon of life-like sound, Auro-3D® creates the sensation of actually ‘being there’. Thanks to a unique configuration of ‘Height channels’, acoustic reflections are generated and heard naturally due to the fact that sounds originate from around as well as above the listener. Depending on the size of the room, either 1 or 2 additional layers (HEIGHT and TOP – a.k.a. “Voice of God” channel) with speakers are mounted above the existing Surround layer at ear-level to produce Auro-3D®’s defining ‘vertical Stereo field’. The height information, captured in recording or created during the mixing process, is mixed into a standard 5.1 PCM stream that comes with a regular Blu-ray or through online streaming. A Denon AVR containing the Auro®-Codec Decoder is capable of decoding the original Auro-3D® mix. (more…)

Merging announces 3D panner development


Los Angeles, October 2014: Merging Technologies announces that its future 3D panning and mixing engine, to be incorporated in the next release of software for Pyramix and Ovation, will work seamlessly with Auro-3D® creative tools. This new partnership with Auro Technologies means that this panning and mixing engine will allow direct import of Pyramix files to the Auro-3D® encoder, and that the plug-in decoder can be used with Pyramix to monitor the Auro-encoded stream (…).

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Date: 10/10/2014
Source: Merging Technologies

PR Stassen HiFi: HiFi & Entertainment Show at Palazzo (31/05 – 01/06) (in Dutch)


(transl. from Dutch) Saturday May 31 from 10am until 5pm and Sunday June 1st from 11am to 17pm, Stassen Hifi organizes a big hifi & entertainment show at the Palazzo Listening Castle. Many products will be demonstrated in the area of hifi, home cinema and streaming audio, a lot of which were introduced to the public at the High End München 2014 event. (…) Stassen Hifi will present the new Auro-3D living room, which is equipped with built-in loudspeakers by Bowers & Wilkins.

Download a PDF of the complete PR (in Dutch): Opendeur Stassen Hifi 31-05

Date: 21/05/2014
Source: Stassen HiFi

VBH OFFERS THE ULTIMATE SUPERYACHT CINEMA EXPERIENCE


VBH, the leader in luxury technology and IT systems for superyachts, is working with two of the most revolutionary companies in the audio/video industry to deliver unprecedented on-board cinema systems that will set a whole new standard in audio reproduction and immersive sound (…).

“By bringing together CAT speakers and Auro-3D® technology, VBH can integrate, install and on-site calibrate an audio / video experience that is simply unprecedented without the need to compromise on the elegance and style of the yacht,” said Susanne Mensink of VBH. “We continually evaluate and implement the latest technologies that are available to enhance the pleasure and comfort of yacht owners and their guests. This combination represents the pinnacle of sonic realism in an audio / video environment.”

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Date: 08/04/2014
Source: Yachting.nl

 

Mukta Arts Ltd choose Auro-3D® Studio System for their Whistling Woods International (WWI) Film, Fashion and Media institute


Mumbai, India 13 February 2014 – Moviegoers in India’s northwestern state of Maharashtra will soon discover what it means to be truly immersed in sound. One of the famous studios, Mukta Arts will soon be equipped with Auro-3D® Studio System, the next-generation three–layer sound technology from Auro Technologies powered by digital cinema pioneer Barco. Post – production and mixing facilities belonging to Mukta Arts – will install the certified Auro-3D® Studio System.

The cinema industry of India, also known as ‘Bollywood’, is based in Mumbai. Film Production Company Mukta Arts – plays a major role within this industry. It has been producing movies for over 30 years and is now one of India’s largest film production companies. The movies of Mukta Arts are about to get even more impressive for audiences, as their upcoming movie “Kanchi” will be mixed using the Auro-3D® Studio System.
Auro 11.1 by Barco, developed by Auro Technologies and powered by Barco, offers audiences an enthralling immersive sound experience by reproducing sound on three axes (x,y,z) with 3 layers of sound which create a natural spread of acoustic energy around the whole audience. With ambient sounds coming from all around and above, moviegoers hear the most true-to-life reproduction of sound, creating the most immersive experience as if they are part of the action on screen. As more and more Indian theaters are discovering the merits of high-end sound platforms, the demand for movie titles that are available in Auro 11.1 by Barco immersive sound is also on the rise. (more…)

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