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Dolby Showcases Sound Innovations at 2007 AES Convention.

Spotlight Products Offer Solutions from Postproduction to Sound Reinforcement; Dolby TrueHD and Dolby Digital Plus Play Key Roles

NEW YORK -- Starting today through October 8 at the 123rd Audio Engineering Society (AES) Convention, Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:DLB) will demonstrate its latest professional audio tools and technologies at booth 400.

Key highlights include the Dolby([R])DP600 Program Optimizer as used for audio postproduction with Digidesign([R]) Pro Tools([R]) and other digital audio workstations (DAWs), in conjunction with the Neyrinck SoundCode software; the new Mac([R]) Universal applications of all four Dolby Media Producer software products; and a major new software release for the Dolby Lake([R]) Processor, which includes Dante Audio Networking for audio distribution over Ethernet for live sound applications.

The Dolby Media Producer and Dolby Lake Processor have been nominated for the 2007 TEC Award for Outstanding Technical Achievement in the categories of Ancillary Equipment and Signal Processing Technology/Hardware, respectively.

Dolby DP600 Program Optimizer

Available now, the award winning Dolby DP600 Program Optimizer is a powerful, intelligent, and automated system designed for file-based environments for postproduction and broadcast applications. With the new Neyrinck SoundCode for Broadcast plug-in for Digidesign Pro Tools and other DAWs, the company will demonstrate how the DP600 is used for audio postproduction. Integrated Dolby E encoding, decoding, loudness analysis, and correction within the Pro Tools environment will be shown. In addition, the DP600-C version also supports faster-than-real-time encoding, decoding, and transcoding of Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby E, and MPEG-1 LII bitstreams that can be contained within several broadcast media file formats.

Dolby Media Producer Universal Applications

The new Universal applications for Dolby Media Producer, aimed at facilities mastering audio for packaged media, will run natively on both Intel([R]) and PowerPC([R]) based systems, giving all Mac users increased performance. Dolby Media Producer is a set of audio mastering tools comprising four separate software applications available individually or as a suite of products. Dolby Media Encoder provides comprehensive encoding and job control in a client-server networked environment, while Dolby Media Encoder SE (Stand-alone Edition) is a single-computer solution with the same high-quality encoding capabilities. Dolby Media Decoder is the reference decoding and monitoring application for all Dolby bitstream types and listening modes. In addition, Dolby Media Tools offers bitstream and metadata editing features to avoid the necessity of reencoding files when last-minute changes to the content are made. The Dolby Media Producer products support Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, and MLP Lossless(TM)bitstream types that are used for the new HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc[TM] formats, as well as standard DVD-Video and DVD-Audio formats.

Dolby Lake Processor

Dolby announced new features and a major software upgrade to its Dolby Lake Processor. These include Audinate's Dante technology, a digital audio networking technology that provides flexibility and ease of use. In addition, the Dolby Lake Processor now supports 16 analog inputs, and with the new input/output matrix function, any input can be connected to any output, providing superior audio routing flexibility. A new preset-management utility provides an intuitive drag-and-drop interface for storing, securing, and recalling presets.

To learn more about Dolby's AES activities, products, technologies, and sponsored convention events, please visit

About Dolby Laboratories

Dolby Laboratories (NYSE:DLB) develops and delivers products and technologies that make the entertainment experience more realistic and immersive. For more than four decades, Dolby has been at the forefront of defining high-quality audio and surround sound in cinema, broadcast, home audio systems, cars, DVDs, headphones, games, televisions, and personal computers. More information about Dolby Laboratories or Dolby technologies is available at

Certain statements in this press release, including statements regarding the performance and capabilities of the Dolby Media Producer suite, the Dolby DP600 Program Optimizer, and the Dolby Lake Processor; the potential benefits that broadcasters, postproduction facilities, sound companies, sound engineers, consumers, and audiences may derive from these technologies; and the demand for these technologies are "forward-looking statements" that are subject to risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations, and as a result of certain risks and uncertainties actual results may differ materially from those projected. The following important factors, without limitation, could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements: risks that the Dolby technologies may not perform as anticipated; risks associated with successfully going on air with Dolby technologies; risks associated with consumer demand for surround sound and high-quality audio technologies; rapid changes in hardware devices for receiving broadcasts; risks associated with building market acceptance of and demand for Dolby technologies; competition in the market for high-quality audio technologies; rapid changes in technical requirements for audio technologies; risks associated with introducing new broadcasting and postproduction technologies; risks associated with integrating new technologies with existing systems; and other risks detailed in Dolby's Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports, including the risks identified under the section captioned "Risk Factors" in its most recent Periodic Report on Form 10-Q or 10-K. Dolby disclaims any obligation to update information contained in these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Dolby, Lake, and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. MLP Lossless is a trademark of Dolby Laboratories. All other trademarks remain the property of their respective owners. S07/18821 DLB-G
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