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Growing number of Android 9 Pie devices with xHE-AAC ahead of MWC

February 22, 2019 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Events & Tradeshows, Products & Technologies
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In the run-up to Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, an increasing number of smartphone manufacturers have announced the availability of the Android 9 Pie mobile operating system for their handsets: either as an update, or pre-installed on new models. The OS comes with new mandatory audio components, including Fraunhofer’s xHE-AAC audio codec and the MPEG-D DRC Loudness and Dynamic Range metadata standard.

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Video: A look back at CES 2019

February 13, 2019 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Audio, Automotive, Broadcasting, Communication, Events & Tradeshows, Good to know, Products & Technologies

Does it happen every so often that poor network connectivity causes your favorite streaming service to drop when you’re on the go? Do you regularly have problems listening to dialogues in TV shows because the ambience or music in the scene is too loud? Do you sometimes feel like your smart speaker could better understand your commands? Would you like to experience immersive sound in your car or your living room without having to install a huge setup of speakers? At CES 2019 in Las Vegas, Fraunhofer IIS showcased audio technologies which present the solutions to these and other issues. In the following video, our experts give brief overviews about our exhibits, a number of which were CES debutants.

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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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Fraunhofer IIS introduces SDK for JPEG XS image coding

September 17, 2018 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Broadcasting, Events & Tradeshows, Products & Technologies
JPEG XS logo ©Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG)

Fraunhofer IIS presents its new Software Development Kit (SDK) with optimized functions to code images with the new JPEG XS codec. JPEG XS is suited for use in production environments where high resolution image data of up to 8k/60p UHD video must be transferred via Ethernet. At the IBC Show in Amsterdam, the coding specialists of Fraunhofer IIS are demonstrating the JPEG XS codec as complete live stream with real-time playback.

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IBC 2018: Fraunhofer IIS and Vewd Demonstrate MPEG-H Audio Support in HbbTV

September 13, 2018 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Audio, Broadcasting, Events & Tradeshows, Products & Technologies
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At the IBC Show in Amsterdam, Fraunhofer IIS and Vewd, the world’s largest smart TV OTT software provider, will showcase a HbbTV demo that includes DVB DASH streaming on a set-top box running Vewd Core and Vewd HbbTV Module with MPEG-H Audio support, as defined in the latest HbbTV 2.0.2 specification.

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