March 28, 2017 — SAN FRANCISCO & MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:DLB) and Blue Jeans Network, Inc., a leading video meetings platform, today announced the companies are collaborating to create an entirely new meeting experience. Initially, Dolby Voice™, the audio technology delivering in-person surround sound, is being integrated into BlueJeans onVideo and BlueJeans Huddle group meeting solutions. This creates superior meeting experiences scientifically designed to enhance comprehension and increase participant productivity.
"Dolby is a proven leader in creating spectacular audio and video experiences for cinema and home theater. Through Dolby Voice, our scientific research and technologies are applied to collaboration audio for conferencing that is exceptionally clear and natural sounding," said Andrew Border, Vice President, Communications Business Group, Dolby Laboratories. "Dolby Voice combined with BlueJeans creates meeting experiences that are free from audio distractions and stimulate better participation and conference flow, closely resembling the dynamics and productivity of face-to-face meetings.
"Bringing together the BlueJeans platform with Dolby Voice effectively addresses common challenges such as background noise, not knowing who’s speaking, echo, people talking over one another, and uneven sound levels across environments. Combined, these technologies allow enterprises and individuals around the world to experience more productive video meetings.
"By integrating Dolby Voice with BlueJeans video services, we are radically improving the video conferencing experience. Dolby is widely recognized as a leader in sound technology, and this partnership represents BlueJeans’ continued commitment to delivering the best meeting experience for our customers," said Krish Ramakrishnan, CEO of BlueJeans Network. "Enterprises around the world trust BlueJeans as their preferred video meetings platform because of our focus on quality. Dolby was an easy partner of choice for us because they are simply the best audio provider in the market."
In parallel, BlueJeans is making the Dolby Conference Phone a part of the BlueJeans Huddle solution. The 360 degree voice pickup captures the entire room’s conversation, and spatial audio technology presents in-room and remote voices as if they come from a distinct location. This integration supports BlueJeans’ one-touch meeting initiation from the Dolby Conference Phone interface creating an in-room video meeting system that is easy to deploy, use, and manage.
According to Wainhouse Research, there are as many as 50 million meeting spaces that have not yet been video equipped. The new BlueJeans Huddle with Dolby Voice solution can turn these rooms into highly functional collaborative spaces by adding superior audio-visual technology at an accessible price point for businesses of any size.
BlueJeans Huddle with the Dolby Voice Conference Phone is expected to be available in Spring 2017.
To learn more about the partnership and BlueJeans Huddle with Dolby Voice, visit bluejeans.com/dolby-voice.
About Dolby Laboratories
Dolby Laboratories (NYSE:DLB) creates audio, video, and voice technologies that transform entertainment and communications in mobile devices, at the cinema, at home, and at work. For more than 50 years, sight and sound experiences have become more vibrant, clear, and powerful in Dolby. For more information, please visit www.dolby.com.
Dolby, Dolby Voice, and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. All other trademarks remain the property of their respective owners. DLB-G.
About Blue Jeans Network
BlueJeans is the world's leading provider of interoperable video communication, bringing video to you wherever you are. Thousands of global companies use BlueJeans every day for meetings, events, and on social networks across any location or device including mobile, desktop, and room systems. BlueJeans replaces traditional web conferencing technologies for a modern workforce, delivering face-to-face video communication for any organization who wants to bring their employees, leaders, and partners closer together. For more information, visit www.bluejeans.com.
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