SANTA ANA, Calif.--(SRS Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: SRSL), officially recognized as one of America’s Greatest Brands and the industry leader in surround sound, audio and voice technologies, today announced the first commercial deployment of SRS WideSurround™, a revolutionary audio solution designed to deliver the ultimate in immersive surround sound through a smartphone’s built-in stereo speakers, on the new Samsung Continuum™ Galaxy S™ smartphone.)--
“As a result, it’s nearly impossible to experience an immersive surround experience from a mobile device. To address this inherent shortcoming, we have developed SRS WideSurround, which eliminates this challenge and effectively delivers a compelling and dynamic audio experience through the phone’s built-in stereo speakers.”
“Today’s smartphones either carry or have access to massive libraries of songs, movies and TV shows but, unfortunately, almost all of these mobile devices suffer the drawback of collapsed audio, due to their small and closely spaced speaker configurations,” said Allen H. Gharapetian, Vice President of Marketing for SRS Labs. “As a result, it’s nearly impossible to experience an immersive surround experience from a mobile device. To address this inherent shortcoming, we have developed SRS WideSurround, which eliminates this challenge and effectively delivers a compelling and dynamic audio experience through the phone’s built-in stereo speakers.”
Despite their impressive multimedia capabilities, smartphones are traditionally plagued with a limited sound stage, zero surround effects, as well as little channel separation or stereo output. Largely due to size limitations, stylistic design preferences and portability demands, smartphones are forced to rely on micro-sized speaker configurations and less than optimal placement of these speakers within the handset. The end result is a flat, tinny and universally collapsed personal audio experience.
SRS WideSurround creates an expansive personal surround field so, no matter if a user is holding the device in their hand or propping it up on a table or desk, the overall audio experience is notably more compelling, truly immersive and remarkably more engaging than traditional stereo. Additionally, SRS WideSurround-equipped smartphones, including the Galaxy S Continuum, will provide users with:
- A wider surround sound image, so that audio appears to come from around the user and not narrowly emanating from the device itself.
- Greater dynamic audio range, so that the precious highs and lows of a song or movie are retained
With SRS WideSurround, users of Galaxy S Continuum phones are among the first consumers to experience theater-like surround sound on their smartphones as they watch movies and TV shows, or listen to music on the go. SRS WideSurround is shipping now within the Samsung Continuum Galaxy S smartphone, which is available for purchase at Verizon Wireless.
Further establishing SRS’ position as the de facto audio standard within the consumer electronics market, SRS Labs was selected for inclusion in the 2010 America’s Greatest Brands, becoming the only ingredient brand in audio throughout the history of the publication. To commemorate this event, SRS is running a Facebook-exclusive sweepstakes featuring two Samsung Galaxy S smartphones and a Samsung Galaxy Tab bonus prize. To enter for your chance to win, please visit www.facebook.com/SRSLabs. The sweepstakes is running now through December 1, 2010.
About SRS Labs, Inc.
Founded in 1993, SRS Labs is the industry leader in audio signal processing for consumer electronics across the four screens: TV; PC; Mobile Phones and Automotive Entertainment Systems. Beginning with the audio technologies originally developed at Hughes Aircraft, SRS Labs holds over 150 worldwide patents and is recognized by the industry as the foremost authority in research and application of audio post processing technologies based on the human auditory principles. Through partnerships with leading global CE companies, semiconductor manufacturers, software developers, and content aggregators, SRS is recognized as the de facto standard in audio enhancement, surround sound, volume leveling, audio streaming, and voice processing technologies. SRS solutions have been included in over two billion electronic products sold worldwide including flat panel HDTVs, AV products, STBs, PCs, mobile phones, and automotive entertainment and telematics systems. For more information, visit www.srslabs.com.
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