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Adaptive bit rate audio codec xHE-AAC now natively supported on Apple, Amazon and Android products

By | November 13th, 2019|Categories: Fraunhofer|Tags: , , |

Consumer devices powered by the latest Android, Fire and Apple operating systems support the most efficient AAC codec with mandatory MPEG-D DRC loudness and dynamic range control metadata – delivering a seamless streaming experience on any device in any environment. A rapidly growing number of platforms and playback devices now support xHE-AAC decoding natively, which […]… Read the full article

360 Reality Audio Immersive Music Services and Devices Announced with MPEG-H

By | October 15th, 2019|Categories: Fraunhofer|Tags: , |

If you listen to your favorite song and suddenly get the feeling you’re hearing it for the first time, diving into the music and being surrounded by the musicians, it might be that you’re listening to 360 Reality Audio. This new immersive music format, based on MPEG-H Audio technology, brings artists and their fans closer […]… Read the full article

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A world’s first: Globo successfully used MPEG-H Audio for ISDB‑Tb terrestrial and 5G broadcast during Rock in Rio  

By | October 11th, 2019|Categories: Fraunhofer|Tags: , , |

Rock in Rio, one of the largest music festivals in the world, with over a million people attending, was broadcast live over the ISDB-Tb terrestrial TV service, HLS streaming and 5G using MPEG-H Audio, as recently adopted by the SBTVD (Sistema Brasileiro de Televisão Digital / Brazilian Digital Television System) Forum to increase the attractiveness […]… Read the full article

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Fraunhofer SPEAKER project rewarded at AI innovation competition held by German government

By | September 20th, 2019|Categories: Fraunhofer|Tags: |

The SPEAKER project for the development of a voice assistant platform “made in Germany” won an award at the “Artificial intelligence as a driver for economically relevant ecosystems” innovation competition run by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. This Fraunhofer project was one of 16 outstanding concepts that prevailed in a field […]… Read the full article

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Fraunhofer IIS and China Unicom showcased immersive and interactive audio on IPTV

By | September 16th, 2019|Categories: Fraunhofer|Tags: , |

At Smart China Expo in Chongqing, China Unicom and Fraunhofer IIS demonstrated an IPTV set-top box solution incorporating the MPEG-H Audio System. With 154 million subscribers in 2018, IPTV has become the second-largest TV transmission channel in China. Not only has the way content is consumed changed, user demand for compelling content is also growing. […]… Read the full article

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Fraunhofer IIS showcases its moving picture technologies at the IBC 2019 Exhibition

By | September 13th, 2019|Categories: Fraunhofer|Tags: , , , , , |

Visitors to the IBC exhibition in Amsterdam (September 13–17, 2019) will be able to experience the latest updates to Fraunhofer IIS’ moving picture technologies at the Fraunhofer booth B.80 in hall 8. They will have the opportunity to see how JPEG XS video streams are captured and livestreamed over an IP link based on the […]… Read the full article

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Visit Fraunhofer’s “One-Stop Shop” for Digital Radio at IBC 2019

By | September 12th, 2019|Categories: Fraunhofer|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Fraunhofer IIS offers technologies and applications for the entire chain of the global digital radio standards DRM (Digital Radio Mondiale) and DAB+ (Digital Audio Broadcasting), from the studio to the receiver. At IBC 2019, visitors can get to know the new DAB/DRM ContentServer R7 and are invited to experience a special hybrid radio demonstration at […]… Read the full article

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Live MPEG-H Audio System production chain for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest showcased at IBC show

By | September 11th, 2019|Categories: Fraunhofer|Tags: , , |

Fraunhofer IIS and its technology partners, who conducted the MPEG-H Next-Generation Audio (NGA) trial at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest with the European Broadcast Union (EBU), are teaming up again for a demonstration at the IBC show. Together with Solid State Logic (SSL), ATEME, Jünger Audio (now distributed worldwide exclusively by the Telos Alliance), Telos […]… Read the full article

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Fraunhofer IIS ContentServer R7 digital radio head-end technology for DAB+ and DRM now available

By | September 6th, 2019|Categories: Fraunhofer|Tags: , , , , , |

Fraunhofer IIS introduces the latest major release of its professional ContentServer head-end technology for Digital Radio DAB+ and DRM (Digital Radio Mondiale): Version R7 of this flexible and highly reliable solution is now readily available in products from Fraunhofer’s OEM partners. The new DAB/DRM ContentServer R7 enables broadcasters to put audio content and attractive data […]… Read the full article

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Fraunhofer Automotive Audio Technologies on Display

By | August 30th, 2019|Categories: Fraunhofer|Tags: , , , |

Fraunhofer IIS will exhibit latest advancements in automotive audio at the 2019 AES International Conference on Automotive Audio. The main focus will be on discrete immersive 3D audio playback with MPEG-H in an Audi Q8 equipped with a series Symphoria sound system. For the first time it will be possible to hear sound from every […]… Read the full article

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