Audyssey Rolls New Audio Technology

Los Angeles-based Audyssey, a provider of technology for the audio market, said Thursday that it has launched a new product targeted at managing volume levels on television broadcasts. The firm, which is a spinout of research from the University of Southern California's Immersive Audio Laboratory, said its new technology, Dynamic Volume, levels distruptive changes in volume levels while watching movies and while watching television shows and commercials. The firm said it expects to see its technology in consumer products released throughout 2008 and beyond. Audyseey's founders include Professor Tomlinson Holman, who helped develop the THX Sound System, was a chief engineer at Advent Corporation, and founded Apt Corporation. Audyssey has previously received venture funding from Anthem Ventures, and is headed by Michael Solomon, who was previously a venture capitalist at Mohr Davidow Ventures.