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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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EVS reaches Europe: Vodafone Germany to start EVS service

June 7, 2016 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Communication, Success Stories, Video

USA, Japan and now: Germany! EVS is the audio codec of choice for Vodafone Germany’s VoLTE service. After T-Mobile USA and NTT DoCoMo, the German provider is now the third mobile network provider worldwide and the first in Europe to announce the implementation of the codec.

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Fraunhofer Prize 2016: Digital Radio for the World

May 10, 2016 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Broadcasting, Success Stories, Video

Digital radio makes spherics and crackling interference in radio broadcast a thing of the past. New technologies from Fraunhofer IIS make it possible for digital radio to replace analogue short and medium wave broadcasting around the world. Even local FM transmissions are being converted to digital. As a result, Digital radio listeners benefit from clear reception, a wider range of programming, and additional information via data services without having to pay for a costly Internet connection.

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Cingo Brings Surround Sound to Hulu’s Virtual Reality Experience

March 25, 2016 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Audio, Products & Technologies, Success Stories
3D Sound for Virtual Worlds at IBC 2015 | ©Fraunhofer IIS/Kurt Fuchs

Fraunhofer IIS and Hulu enter an agreement for the use of Fraunhofer Cingo, the leading immersive audio headphone rendering solution for virtual reality and mobile devices. Users of Hulu’s VR app will benefit from movies and TV shows streamed using the HE-AAC surround sound audio codec and rendered for headphones through Fraunhofer Cingo. Visitors of NAB in Las Vegas, April 18-21, can experience Cingo at the Fraunhofer booth SU6716.

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Fraunhofer Immersive Audio Technology on LG 360 VR

February 22, 2016 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Audio, Events & Tradeshows, Success Stories

LG 360 VR users to experience unrivaled audio quality for virtual reality with Fraunhofer Cingo and the HE-AAC codec. At Mobile World Congress 2016, Fraunhofer IIS presents an immersive audio technology solution for enhancing the audio on the innovative LG 360 VR. It comes with Fraunhofer Cingo, the leading immersive audio rendering solution for virtual reality. The delivery of surround audio to LG 360 VR is made possible by today’s most efficient high-quality surround and stereo codec co-developed by Fraunhofer IIS, High Efficiency AAC (HE-AAC).

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