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DTS and Lenovo Bring High-Definition Audio Experience to Smart TVs
Enabled by DTS Premium Audio Technology, Lenovo K91 Smart TVs Serve China’s Growing Demand for High-Performance Home Entertainment
CALABASAS, Calif.– DTS, Inc. (Nasdaq:DTSI), a leader in high-definition audio, today announced that international personal technology company Lenovo has integrated high-performance DTS audio into its K91 smart TV. The collaboration enhances the consumer entertainment experience, offering consumers in China an immersive home theater audio experience.
“The K91 smart TV is a state of the art consumer electronics device which integrates the most sophisticated technologies,” remarked Xiong Wen, the general manager of Lenovo’s Digital Home Group. “As such, it was a natural choice to include DTS audio technology to ensure the home entertainment experience is as lifelike and engaging as possible. DTS’ technology takes the K91 smart TV to the next level and elevates the overall entertainment experience with the addition of high-definition sound.”
The K91 smart TV is the world’s first smart TV powered by Qualcomm’s 1.5GHz dual-core 8060 Snapdragon CPU and operated by the Android 4.0 system. It also incorporates DTS 2.0 + Digital Out™ technology, which means it can decode DTS-encoded content from a USB port for two-channel stereo playback directly from the smart TV, turning the device’s three major functions—Video On Demand (VOD), Internet applications and traditional TV programs—into a full-service home entertainment center that delivers a high-performance audio experience. DTS Digital Out is compatible with external devices, such as an AV receiver or home theater system, which sends out a multi-channel DTS stream for immersive surround sound playback. It also complements the K91 smart TV’s cloud support—allowing consumers to access their favorite songs and videos, share files between connected devices, and control the TV via tablet and smartphone.
“In our efforts to provide high quality audio experiences to consumers, DTS is partnering with Lenovo,” said Brian Towne, executive vice president and chief operating officer of DTS, Inc. “Whether the consumer is listening to web content, their digital library or broadcast programing, our goal is to provide unprecedented sound clarity to users worldwide, on any consumer electronics device.”
Roy Law, DTS’ president of the Greater China Region, added, “DTS technology is now present in China’s top five TV brands and products from international industry leaders. This feature further ensures widespread access to a superior audio experience in consumers’ living rooms.”
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Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a $US21 billion personal technology company serving customers in more than 160 countries, and the world’s second-largest PC vendor. Dedicated to building exceptionally engineered PCs and mobile internet devices, Lenovo’s business is built on product innovation, a highly-efficient global supply chain and strong strategic execution. Formed by Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services. Its product lines include legendary Think-branded commercial PCs and Idea-branded consumer PCs, as well as servers, workstations, and a family of mobile Internet devices, including tablets and smart phones. Lenovo has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information see www.lenovo.com.
About DTS, Inc.
DTS, Inc. (Nasdaq: DTSI) is dedicated to making digital entertainment exciting, engaging and effortless by providing state-of-the-art audio technology to hundreds of millions of DTS-licensed consumer electronics products worldwide. From a renowned legacy as a pioneer in multi-channel audio, DTS became a mandatory audio format in the Blu-ray Disc™ standard and is now increasingly deployed in enabling digital delivery of movies and other forms of digital entertainment on a growing array of network-connected consumer devices. DTS technology is in home theaters, car audio systems, PCs, game consoles, DVD players, televisions, digital media players, set-top boxes, smart phones, surround music software and every device capable of playing Blu-ray™ discs. Founded in 1993, DTS’ corporate headquarters are located in Calabasas, California with its licensing operations headquartered in Limerick, Ireland. DTS also has offices in Northern California, Washington, China, France, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. For further information, please visit www.dts.com