SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 17, 1998--Zoran Corporation (Nasdaq:ZRAN), a world leading provider of integrated circuits (ICs) and software for digital audio and video compression, today announced that Altec Lansing's new TV set-top Home Theater Surround System is now shipping with Zoran digital audio IC.
Enabled by Zoran's ZR38600 IC, Altec Lansing's new ADA105 is the first Dolby Digital Surround, TV set-top Home Theater speaker system, using Altec Lansing's patented side firing speaker technology. Through this technology, and the ZR38600, Zoran's third generation digital audio processor, the ADA105 streams true Dolby Digital and Pro-Logic(R) sound from DVD players, satellite receivers and VCRs to the listener.
The ADA 105 provides the movie theater sound experience from a single piece, setop speaker unit and a 40 watt subwoofer, at a mass market price. The additional speakers and connective wiring found in most home theaters systems are not necessary.
"The ADA-105 delivers unprecedented capabilities to consumers in a compact, affordable and easily installed package," said Tommy Freadman, Vice President of Engineering at Altec Lansing Technologies, Inc. "We chose the Zoran ZR38600 IC for its top quality Dolby Digital decoding and its flexibility, enabling us to implement our patented side-firing technology and unique algorithms in a very cost effective manner. This has allowed us to deliver breakthrough performance to consumers at a truly compelling price."
"Zoran is pleased to have helped Altec Lansing bring consumers high quality Dolby Digital surround sound and state of the art features," said Paul Goldberg, Vice President of Audio Products at Zoran Corporation. "This is an excellent example of how the ZR38600 not only offers the performance and flexibility which allows our customers to differentiate their products, but also enables systems to reach mass markets at compelling price points."
About the ZR38600
The Zoran ZR38600 is a true third generation Digital Audio Processor. Developed by Zoran in conjunction with Dolby Laboratories, it is the ideal solution for a wide array of digital audio processing tasks. In addition to Dolby Digital, Pro Logic, and audio data stream identification, these include, Virtual Surround processing, sophisticated Sample Rate System[tm] music modes, THX(R) processing, and bass management.