Fraunhofer Audio Blog

MONTH: September, 2015

 

International Audio Laboratories Erlangen: Fraunhofer IIS and Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg extend their partnership

September 29, 2015 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Good to know, Success Stories
Fraunhofer IIS and Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg extend their partnership | ©Fraunhofer IIS/Kurt Fuchs

Erlangen, September 29, 2015: Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS and Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) continue their dynamic partnership within the joint collaboration of International Audio Laboratories Erlangen (AudioLabs). In this unique educational and research institution, audio and multimedia technologies have been researched and developed very successfully since 2010. While the collaboration was planned to last for at least ten years, the early extension of the contract adds five more years to the partnership. This underlines the importance of this exceptional collaboration, creates planning security, and strengthens the partnership. Now, the work will continue through 2025.

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3D Sound for Virtual Worlds at IBC 2015

September 11, 2015 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Audio, Events & Tradeshows, Products & Technologies
3D Sound for Virtual Worlds at IBC 2015 | ©Fraunhofer IIS/Kurt Fuchs

MPEG-H Audio and Fraunhofer Cingo® bring acoustical immersion into Virtual Reality. Virtual Reality (VR) glasses have entered the market and are available today in different versions, ranging from low to high-priced models. 3D sound is a requirement for VR illusions and a full immersion into virtual worlds. Since 2014, Fraunhofer Cingo surround audio rendering has been Samsung’s technology of choice for delivering immersive sound on its GearVR headset. At IBC 2015, Fraunhofer and castLabs demonstrate a new VR streaming app that delivers MPEG-H encoded 3D audio content including audio objects to the GearVR. Visitors can experience the immersive sound for 360 videos and a virtual cinema environment at Fraunhofer’s booth (hall 8, booth B80).

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Major Upgrade to the Fraunhofer IIS ContentServer Technology Highlight New Features for Digital Radio Systems

September 11, 2015 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Broadcasting, Events & Tradeshows, Products & Technologies
Major Upgrade to the Fraunhofer IIS ContentServer Technology Highlight New Features for Digital Radio Systems | ©Fraunhofer IIS

Erlangen, Germany/Amsterdam, Netherlands, September 11, 2015 — IBC, hall 8, Booth B80: At IBC Fraunhofer IIS introduces its ContentServer R6 technology, which will immediately be available for controlled operation in form of products of Fraunhofer’s OEM partners. The flexible and highly reliable one-box broadcasting solution enables broadcasters to get rich content on air over the digital radio standards Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) and Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM). Thanks to continuous development by Fraunhofer, broadcasters benefit from the latest standard upgrades and improvements including the effortless configuration of the Emergency Warning Functionality (EWF) and full support of MPEG xHE-AAC audio coding for DRM.

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Fraunhofer IIS and Modulation Index, LLC to Present the World’s First xHE-AAC Enabled Live Streaming Encoder

September 10, 2015 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Broadcasting, Events & Tradeshows, Products & Technologies

Demonstrations at IBC will showcase the unique features of xHE-AAC for speech and music transmission. Erlangen, Germany/Amsterdam, NL, September 10, 2015 – IBC, hall 8, Booth B80: Fraunhofer IIS, the major contributor behind the development of mp3 and AAC, together with Modulation Index, LLC will present the first xHE-AAC enabled streaming encoder “StreamS Live” at IBC (Sept 11-15, Amsterdam). The live demonstration features original programming provided by public radio station WAMU and Classic Rock station “The Sound.”

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