CEDAR Audio announces licence agreement with iZotope Inc.

US Patent Office

9 May 2012

CEDAR Audio invented and patented a highly successful method of editing audio using a spectrogram-based interface, and announced today that it has entered into a licence agreement with iZotope Inc., granting iZotope a non-exclusive license to U.S Patent No. 7,978,862 for the iZotope RX 2 Spectral Repair module.

Mark Ethier, CEO of iZotope explained, "iZotope strives to provide its customers with a wide range of high quality repair tools, and CEDAR Audio has played an important role in establishing this industry. We're happy to be working with CEDAR to continue to provide these solutions to our customers."

Gordon Reid, Managing Director of CEDAR Audio added, "While CEDAR will always seek to protect its rights in its technology, we welcome licensing opportunities and are delighted to have concluded this agreement with iZotope. We look forward to future collaborations with them."

A proud history of research and innovation

Since its establishment in 1988, CEDAR Audio has invested heavily in ground-breaking audio signal processing research. It has pioneered numerous innovations in addition to spectral editing, including real-time audio restoration systems, the 'split & recombine' decrackle algorithm, broadband noise reduction without a spectral fingerprint, sub-sample dynamic phase/time correction, digital declipping, and speed correction without a reference tone. The company is the recipient of numerous industry awards and in 2005 was honoured with an Academy Award ® for its services to the film industry. It is a leading supplier in each of its spheres of operation, and continues to innovate in the film and broadcast industries, as well as in products for sound archives and libraries. The company is also a world leader in the fields of noise reduction and speech enhancement for the forensic and security sectors.

Launched in February 2002, CEDAR Retouch was the first product to use the method of editing audio using a spectrogram-based interface.

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CEDAR Audio Ltd
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