Scottsdale, AZ - Dec 15, 2009 - Orban has released software upgrades for its Optimod 6300 multipurpose audio processor and its Optimod-PC 1101 audio processor on a PCI or PCIe card. These upgrades are free to all users and are available via download from ftp.orban.com. The updates make the units equivalent to the 2.0-channel processing chain in the Orban Optimod-Surround 8585.
The upgrades add a CBS Loudness Meter using the 1981 Jones and Torick algorithm developed at CBS Technology Center. This meter, which indicates subjective loudness, complements the processors' CBS Loudness Controllers. There is one meter for stereo operation (which indicates the loudness of the stereo sound field) and two meters for dual mono operation. Additionally, the upgrades add support for Dolby Digital transmission channels by supporting Dialnorm metadata.