Fraunhofer Audio Blog

Media Excel Integrates MPEG-H Audio Encoding from Fraunhofer in New UHD Broadcast Encoder

September 8, 2016 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Broadcasting, Products & Technologies
Media Excel's UHD HEVC Encoder supports MPEG-H Audio

In advance of the launch of the world’s first terrestrial 4K TV broadcast service in South Korea, Media Excel, a leading supplier of software solutions, is taking the first step in dramatically improving the audio experience of television broadcast by integrating MPEG-H Audio software from the world-renowned audio experts at Fraunhofer IIS. Media Excel’s latest UHD HEVC encoder will be among the first encoders to support MPEG-H Audio real-time encoding of immersive and interactive sound.

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Fraunhofer and TCL Communication Announce Partnership for Immersive Audio in Alcatel’s VISION

September 2, 2016 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Events & Tradeshows, Products & Technologies
© Alcatel Mobile Devices: VISION

At IFA 2016, attendees can experience immersive audio for virtual reality on the new all-in-one VR device, Alcatel’s VISION, thanks to the newly formed partnership with Fraunhofer IIS and TCL Communication to deliver cutting edge audio for virtual reality.

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

September 1, 2016 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Audio, Broadcasting, Communication, Events & Tradeshows
Preview of Fraunhofers audio technology highlights at upcoming tradeshows

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. The technologies we present enable broadcasting, communication, streaming and of course VR applications. Find just a few of our demo highlights in the following.

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World’s 1st Terrestrial UHD TV Service With MPEG-H Audio

June 30, 2016 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Broadcasting, Good to know, Success Stories
MPEG-H Audio offers interactivity

Experiencing the stadium sound in your own living room as if you were present at the football match is just one feature of the new MPEG-H Audio technology. Specifically developed for next generation television and streaming systems, the audio codec is now part of the Korean standard for terrestrial Ultra High Definition TV recently published by South Korean standards organization Telecommunications Technology Association (TTA). If governmental officials approve the standard in September, MPEG-H Audio will provide a completely new sound experience in the world’s first 4K TV system, which will launch in South Korea in February 2017.

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EVS reaches Europe: Vodafone Germany to start EVS service

June 7, 2016 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Communication, Success Stories, Video

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 announce the implementation of the codec.

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