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Alive and Kicking – mp3 Software, Patents and Licenses

May 18, 2017 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Good to know, Products & Technologies

Some weeks ago, we updated our website with information about the end of the mp3 licensing program by Technicolor and Fraunhofer. So, does this mean that mp3 is really dead now, as we have read often in the last few days? Of course not! mp3 is a phenomenon, which changed our way of consuming music forever, and is very much alive in 2017.

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News from the Digital Radio World – Part 2

February 23, 2017 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Broadcasting, Good to know
© WorldRadioDay / UNESCO

Last week we reported about current developments in digital radio in Europe. In today’s article, we will look at the expansion of digital radio in other continents, with focus on India.

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World Radio Day: Recent Developments in Digital Radio

February 13, 2017 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Broadcasting, Good to know
© WorldRadioDay / UNESCO

Today, February 13, is World Radio Day! What an opportunity to take a closer look at the most recent developments around the expansion of digital radio. Only last week, the EBU published its second Digital Radio Report, stating that 1206 European radio stations are currently broadcasting via DAB or DAB+, of which 369 are digital-only. This is by far not the only recent advancement in this area.

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World’s 1st Terrestrial UHD TV Service With MPEG-H Audio

June 30, 2016 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Broadcasting, Good to know, Success Stories
MPEG-H Audio offers interactivity

Experiencing the stadium sound in your own living room as if you were present at the football match is just one feature of the new MPEG-H Audio technology. Specifically developed for next generation television and streaming systems, the audio codec is now part of the Korean standard for terrestrial Ultra High Definition TV recently published by South Korean standards organization Telecommunications Technology Association (TTA). If governmental officials approve the standard in September, MPEG-H Audio will provide a completely new sound experience in the world’s first 4K TV system, which will launch in South Korea in February 2017.

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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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