Fraunhofer Audio Blog

YEAR: 2014

 

A new standard to boost mobile voice call quality

December 19, 2014 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Communication, Success Stories
A new standard to boost mobile voice call quality | ©Fraunhofer IIS/Kurt Fuchs

Fraunhofer IIS is one of the prime movers behind the development of the Enhanced Voice Services codec “EVS”.

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IMTC Leadership Award goes to mp3 Co-Inventors

November 27, 2014 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Good to know, Success Stories
IMTC Leadership Award goes to mp3 Co-Inventors | ©Fraunhofer IIS/Valentin Schilling

Prof. Bernd Edler and Prof. Karlheinz Brandenburg Receive International Prize Prof. Bernd Edler, leading scientist in the field of audio signal analysis at the International Audio Laboratories Erlangen, a joint collaboration between Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS and Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, and Prof. Karlheinz Brandenburg, director of Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT, have been honoured with the Leadership Award by the International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium (IMTC) in acknowledgement of their outstanding achievements and pioneering work in the field of audio coding.

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Entering a Brave New World with Vconect

November 21, 2014 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Communication, Good to know, Success Stories
Entering a Brave New World with Vconect | ©Kirstin Prisk, www.kirstinprisk.co.uk

The vision of the EU project Vconect is to adopt high quality enriched video as a medium for mass communication within online communities. To highlight the fact that this vision is already an achievable reality, Vconect is collaborating with the Cornwall, UK-based Miracle Theatre and just recently supported the representation of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest – live and digital”. For the play, the actors and audiences were located at two different theaters connected via Vconect technology.

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Fraunhofer Cingo ® Delivers Immersive Sound Experience on Samsung Gear VR

November 19, 2014 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Audio, Good to know, Products & Technologies, Success Stories, Video
Fraunhofer Cingo ® Delivers Immersive Sound Experience on Samsung Gear VR | ©Fraunhofer IIS/The Shack GmbH

The Samsung Gear VR headset is the first Samsung device using Fraunhofer Cingo surround sound technology. The new 3D sound capabilities of Cingo enable Samsung Gear VR users to fully immerse themselves in a mobile virtual reality environment.
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PT/EXPO: Everything LTE

September 29, 2014 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Communication, Events & Tradeshows, Products & Technologies
PT/EXPO: Everything LTE | ©Fraunhofer IIS/Matthias Rose

PT/EXPO in Beijing is one of the largest international telecommunications exhibitions in Asia. From September 23rd – 27th over 500 exhibitors presented ICT technologies to more than 90,000 visitors. The focus this year was once again on 4G LTE and its rapid deployment in China. Fraunhofer IIS presented its vision on how 4G networks can benefit from improved audio quality in the field of mobile communications and entertainment.

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