In early 2016 Linear Acoustic announced a partnership with Verance to bring the latter’s VP1 Open Automatic Content Recognition (ACR) technology to the former’s Aero platform. Following that announcement, the Telos Alliance company has confirmed that Verance Open Watermarking – reportedly the inaugural ‘open solution for first-screen ACR’ – will initially be available exclusively via the Aero.2000 and Aero.100 television audio processors.
The Open Watermarking functionality provides broadcasters with a full broadband-enabled suite of features, including interactive content and addressable advertising. Verance’s ACR watermarking system was one of many proposed to the ATSC for evaluation and was selected by the committee for standardisation within ATSC 3.0 specifications.
Users of Liner Acoustic’s Aero.2000 and Aero.100 real-time loudness processors can gain access to Verance Open Watermarking via a. software upgrade