Audio technology from Santa Ana’s SRS Labs has been popping up in big TVs everywhere, and adding that nifty feature of maintaining an steady volume level even for loud TV commercials. Now, the technology is heading to cell phones.
The company said that NEC is the first mobile phone maker to add SRS’s new TruMedia technology, a “combination of crystal clear voice communications and superior entertainment experience particularly for multimedia applications.” In other words, MP3 files, mobile TV and video with deeper base, realistic dimension and dynamic range for a 5.1 surround-sound like experience.
The first NEC phones to include SRS-patented TruMedia are the N-01A, N-02A, and N-04A. Unfortunately for us in the U.S., these phones are (so far) only available in Japan.
Says SRS, “And when the phone is used in noisy environments, SRS TruMedia will sharpen the spoken voice and enhance the overall volume gain in real-time, remarkably improving voice intelligibility with the singular objective of helping the handset user better discern what the other party is saying.”
That works for me.
Because of the significant step SRS has made with mobile phones, the company is also holding a contest. It plans to give away 3 Motorola MotoQ phonestthat feature SRS technology. Enter by February 20 at www.srslabs.com/mobilesweeps.
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