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ArcSoft TotalMediaTheatre Supports DTS Surround Sensation

Surround sound and headphone technology demo

— 1/8/2008 — Fremont, CA —

ArcSoft, Inc. announced today that ArcSoft TotalMedia® Theatre is the first PC application to support DTS Surround Sensation, a new virtual surround sound and headphone technology from DTS that simulates 5.1 channels of sound in a two-channel environment. For a demo shown on TotalMedia Theatre, visit us this week, January 7-10, at CES at the ArcSoft Meeting Room 35667, LVVC South Hall 4, Las Vegas. DTS will also be showcasing TotalMedia Theatre at Booth #21913 in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

ArcSoft, Inc. announced today that ArcSoft TotalMedia® Theatre is the first PC application to support DTS Surround Sensation, a new virtual surround sound and headphone technology from DTS that simulates 5.1 channels of sound in a two-channel environment. For a demo shown on TotalMedia Theatre, visit us this week, January 7-10, at CES at the ArcSoft Meeting Room 35667, LVVC South Hall 4, Las Vegas. DTS will also be showcasing TotalMedia Theatre at Booth #21913 in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

"We invite you to try DTS new surround sound and headphone technology, supported by our PC application, TotalMedia Theatre," said Michael Downs, ArcSoft Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. "We are excited to be able to offer consumers such a superb quality of sound on their PCs.

"PC is an ideal environment for DTS Surround Sensation, and we are pleased to be working with ArcSoft on the first implementation of it in this space," said Brian Towne, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Consumer Division at DTS. "As people migrate to the next generation optical disc formats for their home theaters and PCs, they want a high-quality surround sound experience to enhance their entertainment."

ArcSoft TotalMedia® Theatre Features

  • Fully supports the next generation audio formats used in Blu-ray discs and HD DVDs
  • Fine-tune your audio experience with the broad 10-band equalizer
  • Choose from a variety of presets, or customize the sound to your personal taste

About DTS Surround Sensation
DTS Surround Sensation processing contains significant psycho-acoustic information that alters human perception, making one believe that sounds are occurring outside the boundaries of the two-speaker system / headphones. Developed with a critical understanding of acoustics and years of experience in dealing with the properties of sound, DTS Surround Sensation creates an optimal surround sound experience from just two speakers, creating a three-dimensional wall of sound. DTS Surround Sensation also supplements the weakened stereo image and ambience of digitally compressed audio, while keeping the monaural components (such as solo vocals) unchanged.

DTS Surround Sensation technology is applicable to two-channel speakers as well as stereo headphones, and delivers many features including:

  • Multi-channel virtual technology
  • Enhanced Clarity -- Particularly for dialog
  • Bass Enhancement -- Low frequency effects (LFE)
  • Stereo Expansion -- Making the available listening area sound larger by increasing the sound stage

About ArcSoft

ArcSoft, Inc. is an industry leading software developer of multimedia technologies and applications across desktop and embedded platforms. Working closely with major OEM manufacturers, ArcSoft offers a full line of imaging and video solutions that enhance the features, performance, and user experience of mobile phones, digital cameras, optical drives, personal computers, and consumer electronics devices. For further details, visit www.arcsoft.com.

About DTS, Inc.

DTS is a digital technology company dedicated to delivering the ultimate entertainment experience. DTS decoders are in virtually every major brand of 5.1- channel surround processor, and there are hundreds of millions of DTS-licensed consumer electronics products available worldwide. A pioneer in multi-channel audio, DTS technology is in home theatre, car audio, PC and game console products, as well as DVD-Video, HD DVD, Blu-ray Disc and Surround Music software. DTS audio products are featured on more than 27,000 motion picture screens worldwide. Additionally, DTS provides imaging technology and services for the motion picture industry; DTS Digital Images, formerly Lowry Digital Images, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of DTS and an industry leader in image restoration and enhancement. Founded in 1993, DTS is headquartered in Agoura Hills, CA and has offices in the UK, France, Italy, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan and China. Please visit www.dts.com.

(C)2008. All rights reserved. ArcSoft and the ArcSoft logo are registered trademarks of ArcSoft, Inc. ArcSoft TotalMedia® is a trademark of ArcSoft, Inc. All other products and companies named herein are trademarks of their respective owners.

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