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

July 18, 2017 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Communication, Good to know, Products & Technologies
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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.

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Fraunhofer 3D Sound in the new Audi A8

July 14, 2017 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Automotive, Products & Technologies, Success Stories
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The new Audi A8, unveiled in Barcelona on July 11 2017, presents the future of luxury class. In its fourth generation, the German brand’s flagship model again provides the benchmark for Vorsprung durch Technik. Audi also continues to set new standards for in-car audio, with true 3D sound on all seats.

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International Conference on Semantic Audio at Fraunhofer IIS

July 3, 2017 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Events & Tradeshows
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The Audio Engineering Society’s (AES) International Conference on Semantic Audio took place on June 22-24 in Erlangen, Germany at Fraunhofer IIS. The conference included technical discussions along with demos, poster sessions and a few cultural and entertaining activities every evening.

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South Korea launches UHD TV with MPEG-H Audio

June 1, 2017 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Audio, Broadcasting, Products & Technologies, Success Stories
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The MPEG-H TV Audio System is the first next-generation audio codec worldwide to go on air 24/7 as South Korea launched its 4K UHD TV on May 31, 2017. Not only will this new, ultra-high definition television service deliver pin-sharp pictures, it also brings with it two never-heard-before novelties in sound, thanks to the MPEG-H TV Audio System.

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Alive and Kicking – mp3 Software, Patents and Licenses

May 18, 2017 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Good to know, Products & Technologies

Some weeks ago, we updated our website with information about the end of the mp3 licensing program by Technicolor and Fraunhofer. So, does this mean that mp3 is really dead now, as we have read often in the last few days? Of course not! mp3 is a phenomenon, which changed our way of consuming music forever, and is very much alive in 2017.

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