Fraunhofer Audio Blog

YEAR: 2015

 

International Audio Laboratories Erlangen (AudioLabs) – Shaping the Future of Audio & Multimedia

December 10, 2015 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Audio, Behind the scenes, Video

Just recently, we reported about the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS and the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) extending the contract for their joint collaboration, the Audio Laboratories Erlangen (AudioLabs). You would like to know more about this unique educational research institution? Take a look at their recently released image video to get a better idea of how research at the AudioLabs looks like. What makes them so special? What is their mission? And where can you hear the results of their work already today? Just click into the video.

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More information: https://www.audiolabs-erlangen.de/.


Fraunhofer at the AES Convention in NYC

October 29, 2015 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Events & Tradeshows

Today the 139th AES Convention will take place in New York City at the Jacob Javits Center, bringing together the largest gathering of audio professionals in the world. Over the next four days, seminars, technical papers, workshops and exhibitors will provide attendees with an array of opportunities to network and learn about the latest developments happening within the audio community. Fraunhofer will be showcasing its audio technologies on the showfloor with demonstrations featuring: MPEG-H Audio Alliance TV audio system Fraunhofer Cingo: The demonstration will show Cingo’s 3D audio rendering capabilitiy with a Samsung Gear VR. xHE-AAC: The audio codec of choice for digital radio and low bit rate streaming In addition to visiting the Fraunhofer booth, AES attendees will have a chance to hear from Fraunhofer’s audio experts in 12 conference contributions. A list can be found here:

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Update: New Digital Radio Technologies from Fraunhofer IIS

October 26, 2015 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Broadcasting, Events & Tradeshows, Products & Technologies, Video

The worldwide proven Fraunhofer ContentServer technology is now available as version R6. Fraunhofer IIS enables its OEM partners to provide complete solutions for setting up rich DAB or DRM services with enhanced functionalities. A new version of the MultimediaPlayer software for DRM/DAB is also available now. This radio app supports the playback of stereo and surround sound as well as all types of program-associated data services.

Learn more about the new Fraunhofer technologies in the following interview with Alexander Zink, Senior Business Development Manager at Fraunhofer IIS.

DRM ContentServer: Professional broadcasting head-end technology for DRM

MultimediaPlayer – the radio app for DRM/DAB: playback software for digital radio programs and information services

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Radio in the digital age

October 23, 2015 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Broadcasting, Events & Tradeshows, Products & Technologies, Video

Whether it’s a professional broadcasting solution for setting up a DRM or DAB service, audio codecs for digital radio or new data applications for program-related information, Fraunhofer IIS develops and implements a wide range of digital radio solutions. The technologies enable and enrich digital radio broadcasts across the world as part of broadcast equipment and receiver devices. At IBC 2015 Fraunhofer IIS introduces for example the ContentServer R6 technology, a revolutionary step in encoding and multiplexing for the terrestrial digital radio standards DAB and DRM.

Alexander Zink, Senior Business Development Manager at Fraunhofer IIS, gives an overview about the latest Fraunhofer digital radio technologies.

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3D and personalization: The future of TV audio

October 21, 2015 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Broadcasting, Events & Tradeshows, Products & Technologies, Video

The TV audio system developed by the MPEG-H Audio Alliance of Fraunhofer, Technicolor, and Qualcomm allows TV viewers to adjust the sound mix to their preferences and enables unprecedented 3D sound experiences in the future.

Robert Bleidt, Division Manager Fraunhofer USA Digital Media Technologies DMT, explains the features of the TV audio system in the following interview.

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