Formed in 1991, Datasat Digital Entertainment set out to provide a superior listening experience to movie-goers. We developed one of the first digital audio systems for cinemas. This caught the attention of Steven Speilberg and, in 1993, the first movie to feature our sound technology was released.
The film was called Jurassic Park.
Today, every movie released from a North American studio features Datasat Digital Sound. The best blockbuster, mainstream and independent titles can be heard in the best quality surround sound in over 30,000 cinemas worldwide.
Originally engineered for 5.1 surround sound, our technology has developed to improve the quality of surround sound to 7.1 and 11.1. Unlike Dolby® or SDDS, our original digital sound file was presented independently from the 35mm film. Using a sophisticated sound codec, we were able to synchronize the digital sound with the film.
The result was that we were able to deliver better audio fidelity than our competitors as we didn't need to compress the sound file so heavily. In addition, our sound was stored on CD-ROM, which meant that it didn't degrade unlike sound that was stored on the physical film.