We are honored to receive more Awards this year after winning a second EISA Award for the Altitude Platform in August, further confirming and recognizing the lasting impact the Altitude has made and keeps making on the AV Processor market.
CEDIA Awards EMEA 2020 Best New Software
The CEDIA judges recognized the highly impactful achievements of our R&D team with the introduction of DTS:X Pro earlier this year. We’ve introduced a new version since; read more below
Trinnov Audio is pleased to announce the release of software version 4.2.16, an upgrade for the Altitude32 and Altitude16 processors that incorporates a much-desired but previously unavailable feature: an Object Viewer for Dolby Atmos™. While enjoying Atmos content, Altitude owners will be able to use the processor’s user interface to see a graphic three-dimensional representation of the location of each sound object, all in real-time.
“We are very happy to deliver to Trinnov owners a highly useful and even educational feature that will enable them to better discover the details of the Dolby Atmos mix of their favorite films and music,” said Trinnov CEO Arnaud Laborie. “Our customers have shown a great deal of interest in the process of creating Dolby Atmos soundtracks and understanding how sounds are located in playback. Our Object Viewer allows them, for the first time, to see into the audio mix and to identify to what extent the sound mixer has utilized the 3D sound palette provided by Atmos. Our research and development team works tirelessly to ensure that Trinnov remains at the leading edge in delivering innovative capabilities and technologies to our customers.”
Trinnov have received the 2020 CE BEST (Best Electronics Systems Technologies) Award for the Altitude32 in the category of Home Theater A/V Receivers & Source Components from the publishers of CE Pro magazine.
The award was presented at the CEDIA Expo Virtual event this week.
The European Imaging and Sound Association is a group of 61 specialized magazines from 29 countries across the globe. EISA represents the largest editorial collaboration in the world of consumer electronics and has been celebrating the very best products for over 35 years.
Every year, several expert groups within the association select the best products in several categories.
In 2016, a little more than a year after the introduction of the Altitude32, Trinnov received its first EISA Award, recognizing the achievement of our engineering team in creating what remains today The Reference High-End AV Processor.
Now, a few years later, Trinnov becomes the first manufacturer ever to receive a second award for the same product line. This is a very meaningful milestone, particularly for its recognition of the importance for today’s products to be built for both performance and sustainability, and its acclaim for how the Altitude platform meets these goals.
Best Product 2020-2021 – Home Theater High-End
Rather than rewarding a specific product as is usually the case, EISA members agreed to review and reward the Altitude Platform in the High-End Home Theater category.
Here is the citation from EISA’s president Paul Miller:
“In the world of home theater, rapid technological change can leave a product playingcatch up in just a few years. Not so the Altitude series from Trinnov, where upgradingis built into the DNA of its 16-channel and 32-channel processors. Most recently thesepremium models have added DTS:X Pro support to their 3D audio arsenal, and arevised HDMI board to enhance connectivity and streamline operation. Performanceremains best-in-class, too, thanks to professional-grade speaker calibration and bassmanagement, while system designers benefit from remote access and control. State-of-the-art today, but designed to evolve with your needs tomorrow, the Altitude platform is worthy of high praise.”
Successfully combating obsolescence
This award is unique in that it recognizes the accomplishment of Trinnov Audio over a period of 5 years, starting when the platform upon which the Altitude32 was built received its first EISA award in 2016. The Altitude products have been continuously upgraded and improved, enabled by our revolutionary software-based platform, with multiple major updates delivered at no cost to all Altitude owners every year.
As such, all of our customers received the following features as free updates dating back to the original introduction of the Altitude:
2015: Auro-3D decoding and upmixing is added
2016: DTS:X is available on the Altitude before any other product
2017: The Altitude becomes the first Roon-Ready High-End Home Cinema Processor
2018: Bass management is significantly improved, offering yet to be matched possibilities
2019: Trinnov introduces an Easy Setup Wizard and extends the product warranty from 3 to 5 years, retroactive
2020: After a year of close collaboration with the DTS engineering team, DTS:X Pro is officially released and remains available only on the Altitude platform
Over this period, Trinnov Audio has not only maintained its significant technological advantage over the competition but actually further widened that technological gap by pushing the boundaries of immersive audio. Highly notable, our most recent achievement is the introduction of DTS:X Pro to the market, single-handedly carried out by our engineering team, working with DTS.
We are proud to announce we will continue to push the boundaries with additional updates coming this year and more to come well into the future. In September, we will indeed introduce a unique Object Viewer for Dolby Atmos soundtracks that allows our users to monitor in real-time the way sound objects move through the room.
For too long, Home Theater enthusiasts who wanted to own the best had to renew their processor every 3-4 years. With the Altitude platform, this is no longer the case. We hope that other manufacturers will follow this path, creating products that are more sustainable and delivering higher long-term value to customers.
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It is with great pleasure that we announce our completion of the full DTS:X Pro certification. We have received official authorization from our partner DTS to publically release a new software version for the Altitude32 and Altitude16 home theater processors today. This software will be available to current and future Altitude owners, free of charge, in the next few days.
This new version will enable all our customers to unleash the
potential of DTS:X with additional discretely rendered channels, all via a
simple software update.
We are proud to be the first to release this new technology and
to once again offer a unique implementation that goes beyond what all DSP-based
platforms can deliver.
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