SANTA ANA, Calif., Nov. 29 - SRS Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRSL), a leading provider of surround sound, audio enhancement and voice processing technologies, announced today that they have received recognition for two of their audio signal processing solutions - SRS WOW HD(TM) and SRS Headphone 360(TM) - as recipients of the 2008 CEA Innovations Design and Engineering Award.
"SRS Labs is honored for this recognition by the CEA," said Tom Yuen, Chairman and CEO of SRS Labs. "We are proud of these innovative solutions. Our objective at SRS is to provide the most compelling audio entertainment experience possible from any source in any playback environment. We strongly believe that we have achieved that objective with these products."
SRS WOW HD greatly improves the quality of compressed and uncompressed audio by expanding the image size, creating the perception of powerful bass, providing realistic clarity to high frequencies, and improving dialog clarity.
SRS Headphone 360 delivers an immersive surround sound experience over headphones used with mobile devices, providing 5.1 to 7.1 channel surround sound complete with dialog clarity, optimized bass response and extraordinary high frequency detail.
Both SRS WOW HD and SRS Headphone 360 are available for demonstration by downloading a free trial of the SRS Audio Sandbox, a universal software plug-in for the PC, at http://www.srslabs.com/sas.
SRS Labs' leading edge audio solutions have been embedded in more than one billion products worldwide. Incorporated in a wide range of consumer electronics products including flat panel TVs, mobile phones, portable media devices, Bluetooth headsets and automotive systems, SRS Labs audio processing provides the best possible sound for every product form factor and every listening environment.
Several SRS Labs licensees were also recipients of the 2008 CEA Innovations Design and Engineering Award: Modelabs - Bluetrek ST-1 featuring SRS WOW HD, Eclipse - CD7200 car audio and navigation featuring SRS Circle Surround®, and SIRIUS Satellite Radio - STILETTO 2 Portable Satellite Radio featuring SRS FOCUS(TM) and SRS TruBass®.
Innovations Design and Engineering Award
As a widely renowned consumer technology awards program that began in 1989, the Innovations Design and Engineering Awards recognize achievements in product design and engineering. Sponsored by CEA, the producer of the International CES, the world's largest consumer technology tradeshow, and endorsed by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), the voice of industrial design, is committed to advancing the profession through education, information, community, and advocacy. The Innovations entries are judged based on the following criteria:
o Engineering qualities of the product, including technical specifications and materials used
o The product's intended use/function and user value
o Aesthetic and design qualities (using visuals provided)
o Unique and novel features
o Contributions to consumers' quality of life
o Impact on the manufacturer's business model
SRS WOW HD and SRS Headphone 360 will be featured during the 2008 International CES in the Innovations 2008 Showcase, booth #70621. Visit www.cesweb.org/innovations for details on Innovations 2008 Design and Engineering Honorees.
About SRS Labs, Inc.
SRS Labs is a leader in audio signal processing for consumer electronics. Founded in 1993, SRS Labs holds 129 worldwide patents, with another 34 pending, for advanced audio, voice and surround sound technologies that optimize and improve the listening experience through techniques based on research into the human auditory system. Through partnerships with leading global manufacturers and semiconductor and software partners, over one billion products have shipped worldwide utilizing SRS audio technologies, primarily from one of three main technology families, SRS WOW®, SRS TruSurround® and SRS Circle Surround®. SRS Labs audio and voice processing provides the best possible sound from all content and in every environment including HDTVs, mobile phones, portable media devices, A/V components, PCs and automotive entertainment. And with 38 percent of the 58 million flat panel televisions shipped in 2006 featuring SRS audio processing, SRS Labs is the de-facto standard of HDTV audio processing. Additionally, SRS Labs surround sound solutions provide the professional broadcast and recording industries with high-performance production, back-haul, storage, and transmission capability. SRS Labs supports manufacturers worldwide with offices in the US, China, Europe, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. For more information, visit http://www.srslabs.com/
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