The LA-5291 Professional Audio Encoder provides decoding, encoding, and transcoding to and from PCM and select Dolby® coded formats for up to 16 audio channels in support of next-generation immersive audio for television.

LA-5291 can decode Dolby E and ED2 to PCM, transcode Dolby E and ED2 to Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby Digital Plus Atmos, and encode PCM and PCM with PMD (specified in SMPTE RDD 49 and SMPTE ST 2109) to Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby Digital Plus Atmos.

I/O includes auto-sensing 3Gb/s-/HD-/SD-SDI, AES-3, and AES67 to natively support SMPTE 2110 workflows. Quad-link 3Gb/s SDI I/O for supporting 4K video workflows is optional, as is MADI I/O.

LA-5291 includes a 5-button front panel navigation cluster and color LCD display for basic setup and control, plus the convenience of a web-based GUI for full control and monitoring capabilities.

Dual auto-ranging internal power supplies provide redundancy and worldwide compatibility.