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Logo: Image:Dolby logo.svg
Type: Public company
Traded As: DLB
Foundation: London, England, United Kingdom (1965)
Founder: Ray Dolby
Location City: Mission District, San Francisco, California,, San Francisco, CA
Location Country: , United States
Locations: 30+ (2011)
Area Served: Worldwide
Key People: Peter Gotcher, (President and Chief Executive Officer)
Industry: Audio compression (data), Noise reduction#Audio
Revenue: url
Operating Income: net income
Assets: equity
Num Employees: 1,308 (2011)
Subsid: Audistry,url
Slogan: Every Bit Amazing
Homepage: [http://www.dolby.com/ www.dolby.com]
Products: Dolby ScreenTalk,, Dolby Lake Processor
Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB), often shortened to Dolby Labs, is an American company specializing in audio noise reduction and audio encoding/compression. Dolby licenses its technologies to consumer electronics manufacturers.
Dolby Labs was founded by American Ray Dolby in Great Britain in 1965. He moved the company to the United States (San Francisco, California) in 1976. The first product he made was Type A Dolby Noise Reduction, a simple compander. One of the features that set Dolby's compander apart was that it treated only the quiet sounds that would be masked by tape noise. Dolby marketed the product to record companies.
Dolby was persuaded by Henry Kloss of KLH to manufacture a consumer version of his noise reduction. Dolby worked more on companding systems and introduced Type B in 1968.
Dolby also sought to improve film sound. As the corporation's history explains:[citation needed]
The first film with Dolby sound was A Clockwork Orange (1971), which used Dolby noise reduction on all pre-mixes and masters, but a conventional optical sound track on release prints. Callan (1974) was the first film with a Dolby-encoded optical soundtrack. In 1975 Dolby released Dolby Stereo, which included a noise reduction system in addition to more audio channels (Dolby Stereo could actually contain additional center and surround channels matrixed from the left and right). The first film with a Dolby-encoded stereo optical soundtrack was Lisztomania (1975), although this only used an LCR (Left-Center-Right) encoding technique. The first true LCRS (Left-Center-Right-Surround) soundtrack was encoded on the movie A Star Is Born in 1976. In less than ten years, 6,000 cinemas worldwide were equipped to use Dolby Stereo sound. Dolby reworked the system slightly for home use and introduced Dolby Surround, which only extracted a surround channel, and the more impressive Dolby Pro Logic, which was the domestic equivalent of the theatrical Dolby Stereo.
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Posted: January 23, 2017, 9:05 am
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