Mol, Belgium / Chapelle-Sur-Erdre, France, 15 October 2015 – Digital Media Solutions (DMS), owner of the StormAudio brand, and its subsidiary Digital Media Solutions Residential (DMS-R), have been acquired by Auro Technologies, the creators of the Auro-3D® immersive sound format. The deal brings the audio electronics expertise of DMS into the Auro Technologies family, and provides R&D, design, and manufacturing capacity to complement its unrivalled expertise in 3D sound.
Wilfried Van Baelen is the founder and CEO of Auro Technologies, and the driving force behind Auro-3D, the three dimensional sound format that promises to inject new energy into the world of home theatre audio. Like Dolby Atmos, Auro-3D is designed to add additional immersion to the surround sound experience. Crucially though it has an early lead over its rival. The first home theatre processors with Auro 3D decoding are just starting to ship from Datasat Digital Entertainment (the RS20i processor and sibling LS10, pictured below) and there’s apparently more hardware to come from Steinway Lyndorf, French AV manufacturer DMS and CAT (California Audio Technologies). Van Baelen (pictured above) says he’s also signed deals with three major AVR brands that will deliver up to 100,000 AV receivers into the marketplace later this year. (…)
Source: Inside CI