Linear Acoustic in Compliance With DTV Regulations

Linear Acoustic says that
its audio-processing solutions for DTV audio offer the functionality required to
ensure that broadcasters satisfy existing and pending FCC regulations for

With the deadline for the
DTV transition quickly approaching, broadcasters face numerous challenges in
providing digital broadcasts that comply with FCC regulations. The newly
introduced Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act (CALM Act), H.R.
6209, would extend the reach of these regulations, giving the FCC one year to
enact rules that would require television advertisements to not be overly loud.
If the CALM Act is passed into law, broadcasters will need to implement
audio-processing solutions that limit the loudness of advertisements.

“Linear Acoustic
audio-processing technologies have become a preferred choice in the transition
to digital, largely because our proven product line simplifies the elimination
of annoying volume inconsistencies,” said Christina Carroll, VP of sales
and marketing for Linear Acoustic. “Our AERO range of audio-processing
solutions can easily solve any loudness or image shift problem via advanced
multiband loudness processing and upmixing. These products are available now
and include all of the necessary elements for a complete and compliant
installation: loudness control, upmixing, metadata management, Dolby Digital
(AC-3) encoding, and support for local audio, SAP, DVS, and EAS signals. We are
also sensitive to the economic pressures being felt by many stations and have
created solutions to fit every budget.”

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