DTS Expands Cellphone Reach


Calabasas, Calif. - DTS struck another deal with a cellphone supplier to incorporate DTS technologies into cellphones.

 The latest agreement is with Huawei Device, which follows separate deals announced with LG Mobile Phones earlier this month and with Pantech in 2010.

The Huawei agreement, which also includes such products as tablets and set-top boxes, covers DTS's Envelo technology, a virtual surround-sound solution. Through headphones or a portable device's embedded speakers, DTS Envelo delivers a surround-sound effect from mono, stereo and 5.1-channel input sources. The technology also centers vocals, widens the sound stage, adds depth, delivers clearer high frequencies, and adds tightness and impact to bass, the company said.

Envolo has also been incorporated in Edifier active USB speakers for use with PCs.

The LG deal covers DTS Digital Surround 5.1-channel decoding, which is being integrated into select LG smartphones and tablets to output surround sound via a mini HDMI output to other devices while experiencing DTS sound, the company said. The first LG cellphones with DTS technology were launched in Korea in December, and more are due for a worldwide launch in 2011, DTS said.

 Last year, Pantech agreed to integrate DTS surround decoding into select Pantech smartphones, the first of which launched in South Korea last year.


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