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SRS TruVolume Now Calm Act Certified

By June 16, 2011

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With the Calm Act (Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation) expected to go into effect on December 15, 2011 (update: Calm Act enforcement now scheduled to go into effect on December 13th, 2012). TV Broadcasters are making plans to come into compliance with the new TV volume-limiting regulations.

However, SRS Labs has just announced that its SRS TruVolume processing has just been certified as CALM Act (ATSC A/85) compliant. As a result, SRS Labs is on track to provide its SRS Volume processing on at least 125 million consumer electronics devices (including TVs, home theater receivers, and set-top boxes) in the coming year.

The advantage of SRS TruVolume is that the user does not have to rely on the broadcaster to be compliant with the new volume limiting regulations, but can utilize SRS TruVolume built into either a TV or home theater receiver to even out volume spikes. In addition, SRS TruVolume not only works with volume spikes within specific TV broadcasts, but can also even out additional annoying volume spikes that are not covered by the Calm Act mandate, such as when switching between TV channels and other input sources that may include Blu-ray Disc players, DVD players, CD players, network media players, and Cable/Satellite Boxes. For more details, read the full announcement from SRS Labs.

For more on the CALM Act, read my additional coverage:

FCC Makes Final Rules on Loud TV Commercials

Stay CALM, The Government Now Protects You From Loud TV Commercials.

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