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VRIF Publishes First Set of Industry Guidelines at CES

January 29, 2018 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Good to know
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The Virtual Reality Industry Forum (VRIF) announced the availability of its first set of Virtual Reality (VR) Industry Guidelines at CES 2018. The guidelines include topics relevant for VR content production, distribution, security and consumption. VRIF, of which Fraunhofer IIS is a charter member, presented the new guidelines in a two-hour masterclass at CES 2018, where it also outlined a 2018 roadmap and presented VR demos, including Fraunhofer’s Immersive Audio and tiled media streaming demos based on ISO MPEG’s Omnidirectional Media Format (OMAF). Slides of the CES masterclass are available here:

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Fraunhofer IIS offers a light-field data-set for free download

January 15, 2018 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Good to know, Products & Technologies

In the world of media technologies Fraunhofer IIS not only offers compelling sound experiences but also interesting video innovations. One of them is light-field technology. Whether changing the perspective of a scene or adding an object to it – the potential of light-field technology for professional post-production is huge. Experts from Fraunhofer IIS present a light-field data-set in order to test and improve different types of image processing algorithms.

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Deutsche Telekom Implements EVS in its LTE network, MPEG LA Launches EVS Patent Portfolio License

July 18, 2017 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Communication, Good to know, Products & Technologies
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Customers using Deutsche Telekom’s LTE network can now experience phone calls that feel as if the other person was in the same room. The German carrier has adopted Enhanced Voice Services (EVS), the 3GPP communication codec especially designed for VoLTE services, which, under the name “HD Voice Plus,” provides an even better sound in mobile phone calls moving forward.

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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
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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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