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Adobe AIR 3 Supports Dolby Digital Plus

Dolby Laboratories announced that Adobe AIR 3 will support the Dolby Digital Plus audio format.

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Dolby Surround Sound Delivered to Connected Digital Home Devices with Adobe AIR

AIR 3 supports Dolby Digital Plus multichannel audio for connected devices

SAN FRANCISCO–Dolby Laboratories, Inc., (NYSE: DLB) today announced that Adobe® AIR® 3 will support Dolby® Digital Plus to deliver surround sound to connected devices including televisions, set-top boxes, and Blu-ray Disc™ players. Content aggregators will be able to build Flash®-based applications that deliver the complete high-definition entertainment experience with HD video and multichannel Dolby surround sound.

“Dolby Digital Plus in AIR 3 will further extend the availability of high-quality entertainment across screens,” said John Couling, Vice President, Products and Platforms, Dolby Laboratories. “Dolby is committed to bringing a cinema-quality experience to the home on a wide range of devices. Now consumers will be able to enjoy premium surround sound from more applications in their living rooms.”

“Flash is the technology of choice for delivering rich, high-end media experiences,” said Florian Pestoni, Group Product Manager, Adobe. “Media companies and content distributors can leverage AIR to deliver and monetize premium video applications with pristine sound while consumers can enjoy HD video paired with HD audio delivered directly to the TV.”

Adobe AIR 3 supports streaming of HD video with Dolby Digital Plus for up to 7.1 channels on select connected televisions, Blu-ray Disc players, and set-top boxes.

Adobe AIR, a superset of Flash Player, enables developers to leverage existing code to create and deliver standalone applications across devices and platforms. Thousands of Flash-based applications have already been created and made available through Android Market, the iTunes App Store, Samsung Apps, and BlackBerry App World™.

Dolby Digital Plus allows consumers to enjoy outstanding high-definition audio from broadcasts, streaming and downloaded media, and Blu-ray Discs. Dolby Digital Plus has been included in more than 430 million products worldwide, including TVs, set-top boxes, Blu-ray Disc players, audio/video receivers, and mobile phones.

About Dolby Laboratories
Dolby Laboratories (NYSE: DLB) is the global leader in technologies that are essential elements in the best entertainment experiences. Founded in 1965 and best known for high-quality audio and surround sound, Dolby creates innovations that enrich entertainment at the movies, at home, or on the go. For more information about Dolby Laboratories or Dolby technologies, please visit