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Growing number of Android 9 Pie devices with xHE-AAC ahead of MWC

By | February 22nd, 2019|Categories: Fraunhofer|Tags: , , |

In the run-up to Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, an increasing number of smartphone manufacturers have announced the availability of the Android 9 Pie mobile operating system for their handsets: either as an update, or pre-installed on new models. The OS comes with new mandatory audio components, including Fraunhofer’s xHE-AAC audio codec and the MPEG-D DRC Loudness and Dynamic Range metadata standard. After initially being available as an update for Google Pixel devices as well as for the Essential Phone, at least 13 manufacturers have announced or rolled out Android 9 Pie updates with xHE-AAC, and a growing number of OEM devices have the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system pre-installed.… Read the full article

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Video: A look back at CES 2019

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

Does it happen every so often that poor network connectivity causes your favorite streaming service to drop when you’re on the go? Do you regularly have problems listening to dialogues in TV shows because the ambience or music in the scene is too loud? Do you sometimes feel like your smart speaker could better understand your commands? Would you like to experience immersive sound in your car or your living room without having to install a huge setup of speakers? At CES 2019 in Las Vegas, Fraunhofer IIS showcased audio technologies which present the solutions to these and other issues.… Read the full article

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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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Fraunhofer IIS introduces SDK for JPEG XS image coding

By | September 17th, 2018|Categories: Fraunhofer|Tags: , , , , |

Fraunhofer IIS presents its new Software Development Kit (SDK) with optimized functions to code images with the new JPEG XS codec. JPEG XS is suited for use in production environments where high resolution image data of up to 8k/60p UHD video must be transferred via Ethernet. At the IBC Show in Amsterdam, the coding specialists of Fraunhofer IIS are demonstrating the JPEG XS codec as complete live stream with real-time playback. Increasing amounts of permanent data with high resolution and high dynamic range will briefly swamp the transmission capabilities over long-distance cable lengths in studio environments, and while using existing coaxial cabling solutions.… Read the full article

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IBC 2018: Fraunhofer IIS and Vewd Demonstrate MPEG-H Audio Support in HbbTV

By | September 13th, 2018|Categories: Fraunhofer|Tags: , , , , , , |

At the IBC Show in Amsterdam, Fraunhofer IIS and Vewd, the world’s largest smart TV OTT software provider, will showcase a HbbTV demo that includes DVB DASH streaming on a set-top box running Vewd Core and Vewd HbbTV Module with MPEG-H Audio support, as defined in the latest HbbTV 2.0.2 specification. Vewd is the first OTT software provider to enable support for MPEG-H Audio in its HbbTV browser SDK, which allows broadcasters to explore the advanced features of MPEG-H Audio in their HbbTV applications.… Read the full article

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From Microphone to Speaker – Fraunhofer IIS Presents MPEG-H Audio Real-Time Chain at IBC

By | September 11th, 2018|Categories: Fraunhofer|Tags: , , , , , |

At the IBC Show, taking place from September 14 – 18, 2018 in in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Fraunhofer IIS will showcase a complete production and transmission chain for the MPEG-H Audio system at booth #B80 in hall 8. The equipment includes MPEG­-H monitoring units for real-time monitoring and content authoring, postproduction tools, MPEG­-H Audio real-time broadcast encoders, as well as decoders in professional and consumer receivers. Live production: MPEG-H-enabled hardware devices for live production are the first section of the chain, including a LAWO Audio production console, as well as the Jünger Audio MMA and Linear Acoustic AMS authoring and monitoring systems, which are able to generate the metadata “on the fly” during live broadcasting.… Read the full article

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Fraunhofer IIS and MPEG-H Audio at NAB 2018

By | April 25th, 2018|Categories: Fraunhofer|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The NAB 2018 was a great show for Fraunhofer as we were able to announce a lot of success stories around MPEG-H. This video gives some more details:

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Fraunhofer IIS Showcasing Radio Mitre xHE-AAC Live Stream at CES

By | January 9th, 2018|Categories: Fraunhofer|Tags: , , , , |

At CES 2018, Fraunhofer IIS booth visitors can check out the benefits of xHE-AAC (Extended HE-AAC), the most advanced audio codec for digital radio and streaming, by listening to a 16 kbit/s livestream from Buenos Aires-based Radio Mitre. The station, founded in 1925 and part of the Grupo Clarín media house, is the most popular radio station in Argentina. Tests conducted by Radio Mitre in and around Buenos Aires showed that the use of xHE-AAC – compared to HE-AAC v2 – reduced streaming downtime in areas with bad network connectivity by approximately 60%, and also reduced the average number of playout interruptions.… Read the full article

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Digital Radio News from IBC

By | September 22nd, 2017|Categories: Fraunhofer|Tags: , , , , , |

At the 2017 IBC show in Amsterdam, two new products including Fraunhofer technologies for digital radio were introduced: the first Software Defined Radio (SDR) digital receiver for consumers, and a new DAB monitoring receiver for transmitter, content and remote-coverage monitoring. Titus II multi standard digital radio receiver Titus SDR, PantronX, Jasmin-Infotech, TWR, and the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS have teamed up to create Titus II, the world’s first consumer Software Defined Radio (SDR) digital receiver (pictured above). For the first time, this platform supports true, multi-standard radio reception with all-band DRM, DAB(+) and data application decoding.… Read the full article

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Fraunhofer and bcom present VR Comedy Show “Vaudeville” in MPEG-H Spatial Audio based on the VRIF Draft Guidelines

By | September 15th, 2017|Categories: Fraunhofer|Tags: , , , , |

Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS, the world-renowned experts in audio and media technologies, and the Hypermedia innovators from the French Research and Technology Institute b<>com have teamed up at IBC 2017 to showcase an end-to-end spatial audio system for production, delivery, playback and rendering of Higher Order Ambisonics (HOA) MPEG-H Audio, the international standard for immersive audio. The first virtual reality experience produced with this toolchain is the episodic VR comedy show “Vaudeville” from French VR studio DVGroup. The content is delivered to VR headsets following aspects of the draft guidelines of the Virtual Reality Industry Forum (VRIF), which enable the production and delivery of high quality VR experiences, emphasizing interoperability in an open ecosystem.… Read the full article

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