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Fraunhofer IIS to Present Several CES Debuts

By | December 19th, 2018|Categories: Fraunhofer|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

At CES 2019, which takes place in Las Vegas from January 8 to 11, 2019, Fraunhofer IIS will present its latest developments in audio and media technologies, including a series of CES debuts: the first commercially available MPEG-H-enabled 3D soundbars, Sonamic Loudness for car stereos, the xHE-AAC audio codec natively supported in Android, and upHear Voice Quality Enhancement for improved speech recognition on smart devices. CES visitors can experience these technologies and more at the Fraunhofer booth 20236, located in South Hall 1 at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC).… Read the full article

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Yandex And The Audio Experts of Fraunhofer IIS Team Up To Bring Russian-Speaking Smart Speaker To Market

By | May 30th, 2018|Categories: Fraunhofer|Tags: , , , , |

Yandex, a technology company that builds intelligent products and services powered by machine learning, has incorporated Fraunhofer’s upHear Voice Quality Enhancement technology into its first smart speaker, enabling the device to accurately hear voice commands issued from anywhere in a room. Fraunhofer’s upHear Voice Quality Enhancement reduces background noise and acoustical echoes, ensuring that Yandex’s new smart speaker, Yandex.Station (Яндекс станция) and the embedded intelligent assistant Alice, can hear intelligible verbal commands, even when the speaker is streaming music at the same time.… Read the full article

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Deutsche Telekom Implements EVS in its LTE network, MPEG LA Launches EVS Patent Portfolio License

By | July 18th, 2017|Categories: Fraunhofer|Tags: , , , , , , |

Customers using Deutsche Telekom’s LTE network can now experience phone calls that feel as if the other person was in the same room. The German carrier has adopted Enhanced Voice Services (EVS), the 3GPP communication codec especially designed for VoLTE services, which, under the name “HD Voice Plus,” provides an even better sound in mobile phone calls moving forward. The requirements for using this new sound experience are a VoLTE cellphone contract as well as an EVS-supporting smartphone. For the former, these are the Telekom versions of the Samsung Galaxy S7 / Galaxy S7 edge and the Sony Xperia XZ.… Read the full article

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Touring the globe: Latest audio technology highlights by Fraunhofer IIS showcased at international tradeshows this fall

By | September 1st, 2016|Categories: Fraunhofer|Tags: , , , |

September 2016 is packed with tradeshows across the globe, and Fraunhofer will be there to meet you. We will kick off September with IFA in Germany followed by IBC in the Netherlands, and then we will cross the globe to stop over in China at PT/Expo before moving on to the United States for SMPTE in Hollywood and AES in Los Angeles. After a short break in October, you can also meet us at InterBEE in Japan and at the German Tonmeistertagung in Cologne.… Read the full article

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EVS reaches Europe: Vodafone Germany to start EVS service

By | June 7th, 2016|Categories: Fraunhofer|Tags: , , , |

USA, Japan and now: Germany! EVS is the audio codec of choice for Vodafone Germany’s VoLTE service. After T-Mobile USA and NTT DoCoMo, the German provider is now the third mobile network provider worldwide and the first in Europe to officially join the club and implement the codec. EVS was developed within 3GPP and offers HiFi call quality for speech and audio alike. In addition, EVS increases call reliability and network efficiency due to its high robustness against packet loss. Read Vodafone Germany’s press release (German).… Read the full article

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T-Mobile USA launches EVS service

By | April 22nd, 2016|Categories: Fraunhofer|Tags: , |

EVS is the new 3GPP audio codec for Voice over LTE services with superior speech and audio quality co-developed by Fraunhofer IIS and is the latest upgrade to T-Mobile USA’s network. It offers substantial improvements in the quality of voice calls compared to regular or HD Voice calls. T-Mobile USA is the first operator in the world to announce the introduction of EVS in its VoLTE network. With the launch of the first EVS enabled smartphones at Mobile World Congress in February, the codec is about to change the way we all experience phone calls.… Read the full article

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