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  • Knowing where to go in virtual worlds!

    Virtual reality with integrated positioning technology simplifies the design and planning of buildings, infrastructures and processes. © Fraunhofer IIS/Kurt Fuchs

    Erlangen/Nuremberg, March 18, 2015: Virtual reality (VR) makes it possible to immerse oneself in new and unfamiliar computer worlds. This technology features strengths that industrial companies, architects and city planners are finding increasingly important for their planning and training processes. To support such applications, researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS are now offering high-performance positioning technology that can be integrated into these systems. Precision positioning allows multiple VR users unrestricted mobility in both indoor and outdoor environments.

  • Fraunhofer IIS to introduce RFID, telemetry and antenna systems for Industry 4.0 at CeBIT

    Telemetry systems and RFID technology connect and optimize digital production processes. © Fraunhofer IIS/Kurt Fuchs

    Erlangen/Hannover, March 16, 2015, CeBIT, hall 9, booth E40: At this year's CeBIT, the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS will be presenting solutions that rely on the use of radio frequency identification (RFID), telemetry and intelligent antenna systems for Industry 4.0 applications and the Internet of Things (IoT).

  • Communication Systems

    Fraunhofer IIS and Nokia jointly operating LTE-A test bed for new mobility and IoT applications

    Das Fraunhofer IIS in Erlangen stellt ein LTE-Testbed mit einer Abdeckung von bis zu 500 Quadratkilometern und LTE-A-Technologie zur Verfügung. © Fraunhofer IIS/Rida El Ali

    Erlangen, March 2, 2015 – A joint effort between Nokia and the Fraunhofer IIS in Erlangen has resulted in the development of a test bed that features a unique combination of wide network coverage and the latest long term evolution advanced (LTE-A) technology. Fraunhofer IIS is using the LTE-A test bed to evaluate new services and applications for the Internet of Things (IoT) and mobile connectivity.

  • Fraunhofer IIS presents an intelligent sensor for anonymous video analysis at the MWC in Barcelona

    AVARD – anonymous video analysis for digital signage and retail environments. © Fraunhofer IIS/Bianca Möller

    Erlangen/Barcelona, February 27, 2015 – Mobile World Congress, Hall 7, Exhibit Booth 7G31: At the Mobile World Congress MWC being held on March 2–5, 2015, the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS will premier an intelligent sensor for carrying out anonymous video analyses. Referred to as AVARD (Anonymous Video Analytics for Retail and Digital Signage), the system does not transmit video sequences and instead sends only anonymous metadata. The system has been entered for certification with the European Privacy Seal (Euro- PriSe) for data protection in compliance with the European regulations on privacy and data security through an independent and transparent evaluation and validation process. AVARD is designed for analyzing customer behavior and can be used with digital advertising platforms or in retail stores.

  • Fraunhofer IIS Presents the Next Generation of Mobile Call Quality at Mobile World Congress 2015

    Erlangen, Germany/Barcelona, Spain, February 26, 2015 – Mobile World Congress, Hall 7, booth 7G31: Fraunhofer IIS provides visitors the opportunity to experience the future of mobile call quality live with the next-generation 3GPP communication codec EVS designed specifically for Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and Voice over WiFi (VoWiFi) services.

  • OGEMA 2.0 – The Open Source Framework for an Efficient Energy Management System

    Smart Home user interface of kitchen as an application example of OGEMA 2.0. © Fraunhofer IIS/Jasmin Specht

    Nuremberg, 24th February 2015 – embedded world, Hall 4, Stand 548: There is a growing trend for controlling and monitoring functionality of buildings with smartphones. For each utilization scenario the user needs its own devices and different apps which are usually not compatible. The solution of Fraunhofer is OGEMA 2.0 – an Open Source framework on which different several systems, components and applications for energy and building management can be im-plemented.

  • 868 MHz Traffic Detective – A Cost-Efficient and Mobile Tool for Wireless Analysis

    868 MHz Traffic Detective – for cost-efficient and mobile planning and troubleshooting in wireless networks. © Fraunhofer IIS

    Nuremberg, 24th February 2015 – embedded world, Hall 4, Stand 548: In the license-free frequency bands there are more and more wireless applications arise. The increased number of communication nodes leads to overcrowding, collisions, and loss of data. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrat-ed Circuits IIS have developed the Traffic Detective which aids in analyzation of wireless traffic. Using a DVB-T USB receiver, this Android app allows classifica-tion of several well-known communication standards in the 868 MHz frequency band.

  • Fitness game for the physically impaired

    Erlangen, 2. Februar 2015 – Modern IT has the potential to make fitness training more varied for people with physi- cal limitations. But what exactly is required? Fraunhofer put this question to thalidomide victims, and developed new IT-based fitness training technology in close collaboration with them. The method motivates users with elements found in computer games.

  • Fraunhofer IIS Debuts Cingo 3D Sound for Mobile at CES 2015

    Visitors can experience a new level of virtual reality with the rendering of immersive 3D sound by Fraunhofer’s Cingo mobile audio suite on Samsung Gear VR.

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