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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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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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MPEG-H Audio Trial During European Athletics Championships 2018

September 27, 2018 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Audio, Behind the scenes, Broadcasting, Products & Technologies
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By Adrian Murtaza | The European Broadcasting Union (EBU), together with EBU members BBC, France Télévisions, IRT, RAI and ZDF, as well as a range of technology partners, conducted what has been probably the most complex broadcast trial in Europe so far at the 2018 European Athletics Championships in Berlin. The trial demonstrated the world’s first live production and distribution of Ultra High Definition (UHD) content, with High Frame Rates (HFR), High Dynamic Range (HDR), and Next Generation Audio (NGA). The Fraunhofer IIS team, together with technology partners, supported the onsite sound engineers of EBU member stations in order to familiarize them with the features and new possibilities of MPEG-H Audio.

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Fraunhofer IIS MPEG-H Authoring Plug-in Now Available for Download

September 17, 2018 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Audio, Broadcasting, Good to know, Products & Technologies
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At the 51st annual IBC Show in Amsterdam from September 14-18, 2018, Fraunhofer IIS is proud to announce the availability of the MPEG-H Authoring Plug-in. TV broadcast professionals can download the plug-in, which enables the creation of MPEG-H Audio scenes, from the Fraunhofer IIS website.

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MPEG-H 3D Audio Becomes 3GPP’s Standard Audio Codec for Video Streaming over Mobile Networks

September 14, 2018 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Audio, Good to know, Products & Technologies
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3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project), the united standards body for the global mobile industry, has approved a technical specification for 360° video streaming in its work item “VRStream”. It will be included in 3GPP release 15, the most recent 3GPP release and the first one to specify 5G. The recommended audio format for use in VRStream services is the MPEG OMAF 3D Audio Baseline Profile, based on MPEG-H Audio.

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