eaker system through creation of phantom or ‘virtual’ speakers or headphones, eliminating the need for additional speakers. Dolby Digital and MPEG2 are the audio standards for DVD-based personal computers and home entertainment systems. QXPANDER: QXPANDER processes existing pre-mixed stereo material to provide 3D enhancement for audio played back over traditional two speaker or headphone stereo. QMDV: QSOUND Matrix Surround Decoder/Virtualizer (QMDV), a superset of QXPANDER, decodes stereo audio material which has been encoded using matrix surround encoding such as Dolby Surround, and virtualizes the decoded material to create a multiple speaker surround effect when the material is played back over stereo speakers. For three speaker systems, a centre channel output is available. Synthesis Algorithms QMSS: QSOUND Multiple Speaker System (QMSS) processes stereo audio material, including regular stereo content and decoded surround content downmixed to two channels from sources such as Dolby Surround, Dolby Digital (AC3), DTS and MPEG2 and ‘steer’ acoustic images to create a distinctly different output for each speaker in multiple-speaker systems. QIMMERSION: QIMMERSION is a superset of QMSS (four-channel) optimized for playback over a combination of stereo speakers and headphones. QSIZZLE: QSIZZLE is a virtual, adjustable treble feature that allows the listener to adjust the treble level. QRUMBLE: QRUMBLE is a virtual, fully adjustable bass boost that creates dynamic bass effects set to the listener's preference. QVERB: QVERB is a digital reverberation effect. QLOUDNESS: QLOUDNESS is a Fletcher-Munson equalization loudness curve. QEQ: QEQ is a static multi-band equalizer. QDRC QDRC is a dynamic range control. QLIMITER: QLIMITER is an anti-saturation dynamic range control. Downloadable Software Products The company has various standalone software products, as well as plug-in products for most media players and certain authoring tools. Its third generation iQfx3 plug-in is made for RealNetworks' RealOne Player. QMAX II is the company’s universal stand-alone Internet streaming audio effects software, and works with any sound source, including Windows Media Player and RealPlayer. QMAX II intercepts the audio player output and applies realtime processing to optimize speaker and headphone audio. The company also develops and distributes a custom iQms2 plug-in for Windows Media Player 11 Series for Windows XP. The company distributes its downloadable consumer software from its Web site www.qsound.com. Other The company also purchases and resells QSOUND enhanced analog chips to OEM’s. Its analog chip manufacturer licensees are Mitsumi Electric Co., Ltd., Renesas Technology Corp. (formerly Mitsubishi Electric Corporation) and Seiko NPC Corporation. E-commerce Business Segment QCommerce provides electronic commerce enabling services to small businesses. The company provides Web merchants with all of the tools necessary to set up and operate an on-line store, including custom design and programming, domain name registration, hosting, merchant credit card account set-up, QCART secure credit card authorization, verification and database management system, technical support services and marketing and advertising services to drive targeted traffic to the store. Sales and Marketing Audio Business: The company’s audio business segment sales and marketing activities are carried out in Asia that cover Japan, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Singapore, South Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, India and Indonesia. In addition, certain of semiconductor licensees market and promote their QSOUND-enhanced products to third parties worldwide. Its downloadable software products are marketed primarily through RealNetworks, and also from its own web sites. History QSound Labs, Inc. was founded in 1968. The company was formerly known as Archer Communications, Inc. and changed its name to QSound Labs, Inc. in 1993.
qsound labs inc (QSND:OTC US)
2816-11th Street NE
Calgary, AB T2E 7S7
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