Dolby Pulse tries its hand at broadcast applications

The latest audio solution from Dolby Labs attempts to bring the Dolby experience to broadcast, mobile, PC and online mediums through the MPEG-4 HE-AAC open-standard audio codec. The sound geeks combined the advance bit-rate efficiencies of the codec with the goodies of Dolby audio. Think of 5.1 audio sound but at a lower bit-rate that mobile and broadcast platforms could support. Pulse can carry all the metadata found in other Dolby codecs, just in a more efficient, bandwidth-saving way. Expect to see Pulse applications in 2009.