Fraunhofer Audio Blog

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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EVS now available in Japan: NTT DoCoMo introduces new VoLTE service

May 23, 2016 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Communication, Video

Only a few weeks after T-Mobile USA introduced EVS into its LTE voice call system, we are pleased to announce that Japan based NTT DoCoMo launched its EVS powered VoLTE service on May 19th. This is the second operator to officially proclaim their use of EVS. The first mobile phones to support NTT DoCoMo’s VoLTE service including EVS are Sony Xperia X Performance, Samsung Galaxy S7 edge and Sharp AQUOS Zeta. Please click into the video to watch NTT DoCoMo’s complete announcement.

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Fraunhofer Prize 2016: Digital Radio for the World

May 10, 2016 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Broadcasting, Success Stories, Video

Digital radio makes spherics and crackling interference in radio broadcast a thing of the past. New technologies from Fraunhofer IIS make it possible for digital radio to replace analogue short and medium wave broadcasting around the world. Even local FM transmissions are being converted to digital. As a result, Digital radio listeners benefit from clear reception, a wider range of programming, and additional information via data services without having to pay for a costly Internet connect

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Experience the Feeling of “Being There” – Fraunhofer presents Audio Technologies at NAB 2016

May 10, 2016 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Audio, Broadcasting, Events & Tradeshows, Video

At NAB 2016, the two main topics of Fraunhofer’s Audio & Multimedia divison were authentic Virtual Reality audio as well as immersive 3D sound for TV and streaming. In the following video Fraunhofer reps Julien Robilliard and Stefan Meltzer provide updates on the audio technologies Fraunhofer Cingo and MPEG-H Audio. Both enable the full audio immersion of their audiences, resulting in the feeling of truly “being there”.

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Finde more information on our VR audio technologies here: www.iis.fraunhofer.de/vraudio