Fraunhofer Audio Blog

YEAR: 2018

 

DRM’s Progress in India

December 20, 2018 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Audio, Broadcasting, Good to know, Products & Technologies, Success Stories
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India is currently rolling out the largest digital radio deployment worldwide, as the public service broadcaster All India Radio (AIR) is upgrading the country’s terrestrial broadcast infrastructure for the future. The broadcast standard of choice for this project is Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM), the universal, open digital broadcasting standard for all coverage needs. DRM ensures an efficient and complete digitization of radio in India, no matter if the services are local or regional, nationwide or even international, and with the latest features such as Journaline advanced text services and service selection via station logo.

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Fraunhofer IIS to Present Several CES Debuts

December 19, 2018 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Audio, Automotive, Broadcasting, Communication, Events & Tradeshows, Products & Technologies

At CES 2019, which takes place in Las Vegas from January 8 to 11, 2019, Fraunhofer IIS will present its latest developments in audio and media technologies, including a series of CES debuts: the first commercially available MPEG-H-enabled 3D soundbars, Sonamic Loudness for car stereos, the xHE-AAC audio codec natively supported in Android, and upHear Voice Quality Enhancement for improved speech recognition on smart devices. CES visitors can experience these technologies and more at the Fraunhofer booth 20236, located in South Hall 1 at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC).

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AudioLabs researcher receives KlarText Award

October 12, 2018 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Good to know, Success Stories
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Yesterday, Christof Weiß, who works at the International Audio Laboratories Erlangen, received the KlarText Award – the Klaus Tschira Foundation’s prize for science communication. His winning entry in the Computer Science category was entitled Das ist Haydn. Ganz sicher! and explains in an easy to understand manner the key ideas and results of his doctoral thesis about algorithms that can recognize musical styles.

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Via Adds MPEG-D DRC To Advanced Audio Coding Patent Pool

October 4, 2018 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Audio, Good to know, Products & Technologies
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Via Licensing Corporation, a leading world-wide intellectual property solutions provider, announced the availability of patent license rights for the MPEG-D DRC standard in its Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) patent pool.

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Siegfried Fößel Appointed Head of Technology Study Program at HFF Munich

September 28, 2018 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Good to know

Dr. Siegfried Fößel, who leads the Moving Picture Technologies department at Fraunhofer IIS, has been appointed as the new head of the Technology study program at the University of Television and Film (HFF) Munich. Alongside his industry duties, he will be joining the department chair Prof. Peter C. Slansky in advancing current developments in this HFF department.

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