Fraunhofer IIS Press Releases Press Releases en Fraunhofer IIS 10 Fraunhofer IIS 190 52 Deepening and extending strategic cooperation between Bilkent University and Fraunhofer IIS Professors from Bilkent University and scientists from the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS are co-hosting a symposium on a wide range of current research topics in the fields of communications technology, image processing and medical engineering. The aim of the Bilkent-Fraunhofer IIS symposium is to further develop the collaborative relationship that has already existed for several years and to work together in common fields of research through bilateral or EU projects. Wed, 4 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0200 Fraunhofer IIS launches “GOOSE” with the aim of developing a GNSS receiver with an open software interface Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS is participating in the “GOOSE” project funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. The aim is to develop the first GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) receiver with an open software interface. The project is headed up by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) with the involvement of navigation technology specialist navXperience GmbH, German manufacturer of GNSS technology, and the University of the German Federal Armed Forces in Munich (UniBW). Tue, 6 May 2014 00:00:00 +0200 HE-AAC Test Suite Launched at NAB by Digital TV Labs and Fraunhofer IIS Las Vegas, USA, April, 2014 – Digital TV Labs and Fraunhofer IIS have joined forces to develop the world’s first MPEG-4 HE-AAC audio test suite for DVB receivers now available to broadcast device manufacturers. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0200 Fraunhofer IIS Features New Interactive Content on its 3D TV Audio System Las Vegas, USA, April 4, 2014 – At the 2014 NAB Show Fraunhofer IIS is demonstrating its new TV audio system’s interactivity by presenting excerpts from field tests at live broadcast events. Fraunhofer’s Interactive 3D Audio System for TV allows viewers to personalize sound broadcasts to suit their personal preference. With a click of the remote, viewers can boost otherwise hard-to-understand dialogue or create a “home team” mix of sports broadcasts. Fri, 4 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0200 Flexible battery management system and BlueTEG: Self-powered energy harvesting sensor wristband Thu, 3 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0200 Industry 4.0: Wireless Communication, Positioning and RFID Combined to Create Intelligent Forklift Forklifts that choose efficient routes, pallets that reliably arrive at the right place and in the right condition, products and machines that communicate among themselves – that is the vision behind Industry 4.0. Scientists at the Nuremberg branch of the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS have moved closer to achieving that vision: By combining several positioning technologies and new communication technologies, they have created an intelligent forklift. HANNOVER MESSE (April 7 to 11, 2014) will see the forklift used to showcase technologies for Industry 4.0 at Booth D30/1 in the Wireless Pavilion in Hall 8. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0200 Fraunhofer Cingo adds Surround Sound to LG U+ Mobile Video Services The Fraunhofer Cingo mobile audio suite is now available to subscribers of the LG U+ ‘U-HDTV’ smartphone service. Subscribers can enjoy movies with immersive surround sound anywhere and anytime on their mobile devices with any pair of stereo headphones. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0200 GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Fraunhofer IIS to Collaborate on EUROPRACTICE, Europe’s MPW Wafer Shuttle Program GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS today announced the extension of their long-term collaboration, focusing on 40nm and 28nm processes. GLOBALFOUNDRIES will also join the European Multi Product Wafer (MPW) Program EUROPRACTICE. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Cooperation: Technology developers and hardware specialists create application-oriented sensor network solutions 19.2.2014: AMBER wireless GmbH and the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS will launch their cooperation in the area of wireless fully intermeshed sensor networks at embedded world 2014. Users and providers of sensor network solutions will be able to obtain system designs, support, and effective communication modules from a single supplier. This opens up new ways to network home and building technology, to automate process in transport and logistics, and to reduce costs in the health industry. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +0100 GRAMMY Nomination for Opus One, Available Now for Download in AAC Surround Sound ERLANGEN, Germany (January 16, 2014) – Surround sound music can now be conveniently downloaded and enjoyed on billions of consumer devices, thanks to its availability in the high quality AAC 5.1 audio format. For the first time, the music label mediaHYPERIUM3 (mH3) distributes its Grammy nominated surround sound music album, Opus One, using the AAC audio codec that was co-developed by Fraunhofer IIS. Thu, 16 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Fraunhofer IIS to Present the Future of Television Audio at CES Visitors can experience personalized sound broadcasts in a way never before possible with a new Fraunhofer TV audio system. Mon, 6 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Cadence Expands Tensilica HiFi Audio/Voice Software Library with Fraunhofer AAC Codecs San Jose, California, January 6, 2014 – Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), a leader in global electronic design innovation, and Fraunhofer IIS, a leader in the innovation of audio codec technology, today announced that Cadence has licensed the full suite of MPEG AAC codecs from Fraunhofer IIS for the Tensilica HiFi DSP. Cadence plans to use the products to enhance the library of over 100 audio/voice software packages optimized for the HiFi DSP family. Mon, 6 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +0100 RFmondial integrates Fraunhofer DRM MultimediaPlayer technology for India's digital radio program Erlangen/Hannover, Germany, October 23, 2013 – Two leading developers of Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) technology are helping to transform India’s public radio system as part of the US$ 300 million investment by All India Radio (AIR) to switch from analog to digital broadcasting based on the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) endorsed DRM standard. Wed, 6 Nov 2013 00:00:00 +0100 Fraunhofer IIS Conducts Successful Audio Codec Technology Workshops in South East Asia Erlangen, Germany, September 19, 2013 – Indonesia and Malaysia are on the threshold of a new age in digital TV broadcasting service. This August, Fraunhofer IIS partnered with the Malaysian Commission for Multimedia and Communications (MCMC) and the LPP Televisi Republik Indonesia (TVRI) to host two highly successful workshops on audio coding technologies in Cyberjaya, near Kuala Lumpur and in Jakarta. The workshops addressed state-of-the-art audio codecs for digital TV broadcasting, and were attended by over 170 senior executives of broadcast stations, system integrators, regulators and other stakeholders in the digital TV broadcasting industry in Malaysia and Indonesia. Thu, 19 Sep 2013 00:00:00 +0200 Fraunhofer IIS First to Provide Product Ready Implementations of Extended HE-AAC For Digital Radio Mondiale ERLANGEN, Germany (September 16, 2013) – Fraunhofer IIS, the audio experts behind MP3, are leading the innovation of audio codec technology for the next generation of digital radio with Extended HE-AAC (xHE-AAC), the latest upgrade to the MPEG AAC family of codecs. Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) is the first global broadcast standard to adopt xHE-AAC. Fraunhofer continues to serve as an industry leader being the first to provide manufacturers with product ready xHE-AAC encoder and low resource decoder implementations for all relevant processor platforms. Mon, 16 Sep 2013 00:00:00 +0200 Integration of the Fraunhofer IIS DCP Software easyDCP with Quantel’s Post Production Environment The Fraunhofer-Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS and Quantel announce at IBC 2013 their cooperation to innovate and facilitate the workflow for content creation in the field of DCP-generation directly in the Quantel post production environment. Dedicated to enable new creative tools and make the process more cost-effective for post production houses, the easyDCP Plug-ins from Fraunhofer IIS will be available in the latest version of Quantel’s Pablo Rio high quality color and finishing system as well as Pablo, iQ and eQ systems. Fri, 13 Sep 2013 00:00:00 +0200 Fraunhofer Digital Cinema Alliance’s Spatial-AV Project Overcomes Technical and Cost Barriers for 3D Production The Fraunhofer Digital Cinema Alliance, the driver of enhanced moving picture and audio experiences, today announces new developments and workflow solutions from its Spatial-AV Project, the Alliance’s initiative to automate the procedures of 3D production and provide intelligent, modular, multi-sensory recording and production systems for immersive audio-visual media. One year into the Project’s research and development efforts, Fraunhofer delivers the solutions to further combat technical production costs and enhance creative filmmaking in the era of 3D. Fri, 13 Sep 2013 00:00:00 +0200 DVB Experts Digital TV Labs and Fraunhofer IIS Join Forces for MPEG-4 HE-AAC Audio Compliance at IBC Amsterdam, IBC, September 11, 2013 – Digital TV Labs, the digital media and device testing company and Fraunhofer IIS, the world renowned audio technology specialists announced a partnership to introduce an audio compliance program for HE-AAC enabled DVB receivers. The two organizations will join forces to build a DVB Test Suite and compliance test service to validate Set-Top-Boxes and iDTVs against the MPEG-4 AAC and HE-AAC specification. Wed, 11 Sep 2013 00:00:00 +0200 Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson Video Networks Showcase Live Transmission of Dialogue Enhancement at IBC Finding the right balance between dialogue and ambient sound is a major challenge for audio engineers and a common complaint from broadcast audiences. To solve this problem, Fraunhofer IIS, the world-renowned source for audio and multimedia technologies, developed Dialogue Enhancement that puts the viewer in control. Fraunhofer IIS is partnering with Thomson Video Networks to demonstrate Dialogue Enhancement for the first time in a live DVB broadcasting chain at IBC 2013. Wed, 11 Sep 2013 00:00:00 +0200 Fraunhofer to Launch Advanced HDR Camera Technologies at IBC 2013 Fraunhofer IIS, the world’s renowned source for audio and multimedia technologies, today announces its Department of Moving Picture Technologies to unveil new innovative camera and acquisition technologies for high dynamic range video (HDR) at IBC. The Institute is introducing two different ways for HDR imaging: a specialized HDR camera and new camera array to provide brilliant HDR images for the most challenging lighting conditions on set. Mon, 9 Sep 2013 00:00:00 +0200 Fraunhofer IIS Brings Full-HD Voice Quality to Telepresence Systems in Social Networks Fraunhofer IIS contributes to EU Project Vconect to enhance video conferencing experience. ERLANGEN, Germany (September 5, 2013) – The audio experts from Fraunhofer IIS are contributing advanced audio communication technologies to EU project Vconect to be included in web-based telepresence systems for social networks. The audio technology provided by Fraunhofer IIS produces CD-like audio quality for video conferencing, delivering the conversation to sound as if it is taking place in the same room. Thu, 5 Sep 2013 00:00:00 +0200 Fraunhofer Surround Sound Technology Selected for SK Broadband Mobile Video Services Fraunhofer Cingo to be integrated into SK Telecom smartphones through “Btv mobile” ERLANGEN, Germany (September 4, 2013) – Cingo, the latest innovation in audio technology from Fraunhofer IIS, is coming to SK Broadband, an affiliate of SK Telecom and South Korea’s leading IPTV provider. SK Broadband’s ubiquitous “Btv mobile” (Btv) live broadcast TV and video on demand service will now feature superior audio from the world renowned audio experts at Fraunhofer. Wed, 4 Sep 2013 00:00:00 +0200 Fraunhofer Technology Selected as a Reference for Future MPEG Standard for Delivery of High-Quality 3D Audio Content The selection continues a tradition of excellence for audio codec technology. Following a rigorous testing and selection process that included a total of ten test labs worldwide, more than 50 listeners and more than 41,000 subjective responses, the standardization body Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) selected the Fraunhofer IIS channel/object-based proposal to provide a basis for the future MPEG-H 3D Audio standard for the delivery of high-quality 3D audio content. Tue, 3 Sep 2013 00:00:00 +0200 More creativity in post-production In the throng of the film set, camera operators have to determine the camera angle, the aperture, and depth of field of the camera. In the future, they will be able to change these parameters, even in post-production thanks to a new camera technology. Mon, 2 Sep 2013 00:00:00 +0200 Google selects HE-AAC Multichannel from Fraunhofer IIS for Google Play Movies in Surround Android users to enjoy Google Play movies in cinema-quality surround sound at home or while on the go. Wed, 24 Jul 2013 17:00:00 +0200 Fraunhofer Innovation Enables Cinema-Quality Surround Sound on Google Nexus Devices Fraunhofer Cingo brings unrivaled surround sound experience to Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 users. Wed, 24 Jul 2013 17:00:00 +0200 Fraunhofer IIS to host EMEA finals of the 2014 Freescale® Cup for aspiring engineers At this year's European finals of the Freescale Cup held in France, Germany's budding engineers failed to reach the podium. Next year they'll get another chance, but on their home turf. The EMEA (Europe Middle East Africa) finals of the Freescale Semiconductor Cup will be hosted in Germany, April 29-30, 2014 on the campus of the Fraunhofer IIS in Erlangen who is collaboration partner. Mon, 15 Jul 2013 10:32:00 +0200 Fraunhofer IIS researchers receive Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize for 3D Hall sensor Honoring the development of the magnetic field sensor 3D Hall sensor, Michael Hackner, Dr.-Ing. Hans-Peter Hohe and Dr.-Ing. Markus Stahl-Offergeld of Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS in Erlangen receive the Joseph von Fraunhofer Price 2013. This prize has been awarded by the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft every year since 1978 in recognition of outstanding scientific work by members of its staff leading to the solution of application-oriented problems. Over 200 researchers have meanwhile seen their work honored with this prize, which is now valued at 50,000 euros. The award ceremony took place in Hannover on 10th of June. Mon, 10 Jun 2013 13:44:00 +0200 GoalRef™ to Become First Goal-Line Technology to Be Used in European Soccer Tournament Fraunhofer IIS’s GoalRef™ goal-line technology will be used at the Copa Amsterdam soccer tournament from May 18 to May 20, 2013, to guarantee correct goal-line decisions. GoalRef™ uses magnetic fields to reliably determine whether the ball has completely crossed the goal line. To this end, the system will be installed at Amsterdam’s Olympic Stadium and used for all 18 games. The Copa Amsterdam will be contested by the world’s best under-19 club teams, including Ajax Amsterdam and Borussia Moenchengladbach. Fri, 17 May 2013 12:00:00 +0200 Racing car with electric drive Drive technology has an electric future – of this Fraunhofer research scientists are in no doubt. At the Sensor + Test measurement fair in Nuremberg from May 14 -16, they will use an electric racing car to present novel solutions for battery management and electronic sensor systems together with an industry partner. The scientists are right on trend, as even FIA, the governing body for world motor sport, federation of the world’s leading motoring organizations and organizer of Formula 1, is planning a racing series for electric vehicles. Mon, 29 Apr 2013 16:45:00 +0200 Blackmagic Design integrates Fraunhofer IIS easyDCP software in postproduction suite DaVinci Resolve 10 Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS and Blackmagic Design just announced their cooperation to enhance the post production software DaVinci Resolve at the NAB Show in Las Vegas. Plug-ins for the generation and play-out of digital cinema packages (DCP) – well-known from the easyDCP software developed by Fraunhofer scientists – will be available for the next release of DaVinci Resolve 10. Blackmagic Design and Fraunhofer IIS will be presenting the solution on NAB at the Fraunhofer Alliance Digital Cinema booth, Center Hall (Bavarian Pavilion) C7843, and at Blackmagic Design, South Hall SL218. Mon, 8 Apr 2013 17:08:00 +0200 The Department of Moving Picture Technologies of Fraunhofer IIS Delivers First Camera with Single Shot, Non-Regular Sampling Method for High Dynamic Range Video Fraunhofer IIS, the world’s renowned source for audio and multimedia technologies, today announces the first camera with single shot, non-regular sampling method for high dynamic range (HDR) video. The new method delivers the latest innovation in HDR image and video recording, enabling users to leverage the full dynamic range of a captured scene in the post production process. Mon, 8 Apr 2013 16:55:00 +0200 The Department of Moving Picture Technologies of Fraunhofer IIS Debuts New Camera Array For Next Generation Film and Video Production The Department of Moving Picture Technologies of Fraunhofer IIS, the world’s renowned source for audio and multimedia technologies, today announces the launch of its new camera array for next generation film and video experiences. With its enhanced flexibility, the array enables the use of new creative methods including multi-view, high dynamic range (HDR), high frame rate (HFR) and lightfield capturing. Mon, 8 Apr 2013 14:22:00 +0200 Fraunhofer IIS, Unified Streaming and Partners Collaborate to Extend HE-AAC MPEG-DASH Streaming Ecosystem Fraunhofer IIS, the world’s renowned source for audio and multimedia technologies, and Unified Streaming (USP), the provider of cross-platform video-streaming technologies, today announced their partnership combining USP’s adaptive streaming expertise with Fraunhofer’s High-Efficiency AAC (HE-AAC) multichannel audio codec. This collaboration extends the ecosystem for HE-AAC MPEG-DASH streaming, enabling broadcasters and service providers to deliver the best possible MPEG-DASH (Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP) streaming experience for video and audio-only services. Mon, 8 Apr 2013 14:05:00 +0200 Easy chair and fitness coach in one Tue, 5 Mar 2013 16:02:00 +0100 Bang & Olufsen partners with Audi and Fraunhofer IIS to create a revolutionary 3D sound experience in the car a unique three-way industry cooperation between Bang & Olufsen, audi and Fraunhofer IIS has produced a concept car that redefines expectations from car audio. The audi Q7 uses revolutionary new 3D audio technology and will be unveiled at the 2013 Consumer Electronics show in Las Vegas. Wed, 9 Jan 2013 10:41:00 +0100 3D Positioning for Museums Fraunhofer IIS will be presenting the awiloc® technology at the MUTEC trade fair in Leipzig from November 22 – 24, hall 2 (booth H30). Convenient pocket size, easy handling: Multimedia guides with awiloc® positioning offer museum visitors behind-the-scenes insight – right there, wherever they are. Just like having a personal guide to show you around. Where typical positioning systems such as GPS run up against their limits when used indoors, awiloc® can determine locations with a level of precision down to a few meters to offer multimedia content exactly where you need it. Wed, 21 Nov 2012 11:03:00 +0100 Redefining the Communication Experience: Fraunhofer IIS Makes Full-HD Voice Available for VoIP Apps Full-HD Voice VoIP using the AAC-ELD codec delivers CD-like quality for highly improved communication experiences. Mon, 12 Nov 2012 14:44:00 +0100 Select innovations from research The Fraunhofer IIS will be presenting the latest in high-quality microelectronics for integrated sensor systems, energy effici- ency, localization, simulation and data transfer applications at the electronica 2012 trade fair in Munich from November 13-16, 2012. Thu, 8 Nov 2012 09:55:00 +0100 Energy monitoring and smart metering reduce industrial and household energy consumption Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS will be presenting two highperformance metering solutions at the Metering Europe, October 9 to 11, booth E06 in Amsterdam. The energy consumption in the industrial and manufacturing sectors as well as in private homes can be accurately measured and reduced. Tue, 2 Oct 2012 10:42:00 +0200 Fraunhofer IIS and KeyStone Introduce World’s First Journaline on Android Phones by Bluetooth Radio Wizard Technology Fraunhofer IIS and KeyStone Demonstrate Digital Radio Advanced Text Service Journaline on Android Phones by Employing KeyStone’s Bluetooth Radio Wizard Technology at IFA and IBC 2012 Fri, 7 Sep 2012 16:16:00 +0200 Fraunhofer IIS Low Complexity Codec Enables Trans­mission of High-Resolution Video Regardless of Bandwidth Limitations Vast amounts of high-resolution images mean vast amounts of data: The Low Complexity Codec developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS flexibly adapts streams of image data to the available infrastructure and bandwidth without sacrificing high resolution or dynamic range. Fri, 7 Sep 2012 16:06:00 +0200 Fraunhofer IIS Introduces IMF Software Components for File-Based Workflows at IBC 2012 New IMF packaging, play back and multiformat-transcoding components simplify workflow and decrease media production costs Fri, 7 Sep 2012 16:00:00 +0200 Fraunhofer Showcases HE-AAC Multichannel in Live TV Broadcasting Chain at IBC MPEG HE-AAC audio codec for low bit-rate, high-quality 5.1 surround audio in TV broadcasting. Thu, 6 Sep 2012 16:35:00 +0200 Sonnox Fraunhofer Pro-Codec Version 2 Featuring Apple AAC iTunes Plus Codec and MPEG Surround Support Initially released in 2011 to global praise, the Pro-Codec Version 2 introduces the ability to master for iTunes and supports the latest multi-channel audio codecs. Thu, 6 Sep 2012 16:21:00 +0200 Fraunhofer IIS Presents 5.1 Surround Streaming with HE-AAC on Android 4.1 at IBC Native HE-AAC multichannel support enables streaming service providers and broadcasters to offer high-quality surround audio to the home theater through Android phones and tablets. Thu, 6 Sep 2012 16:11:00 +0200 Fraunhofer IIS Presents Next Generation Video Telephony on SmartTVs with Full-HD Voice at IFA 2012 Fraunhofer’s AAC-ELD audio codec software to provide high-quality communications in living rooms through TV sets and set-top boxes. Tue, 28 Aug 2012 16:39:00 +0200 Mini-camera with maxi-brainpower Torrential rapids, plunging mud holes and soaring hurdles: in the outdoor competitions at the Olympic Games, athletes pushed themselves to the limit. But it’s hard to depict this in pictures alone. This is why researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS created an intelligent camera that instantly delivers additional metadata, such as acceleration, temperature or heart rate. The new INCA can be seen at the IBC trade show in Amsterdam from September 7 - 10 (Hall 8, Booth B80). Tue, 21 Aug 2012 16:43:00 +0200 Indoor Positioning: N-Solut and CloudMade enter the indoor market with awiloc The available technology for localization within buildings is growing rapidly. Every day, new companies enter into this area. With N-Solut and CloudMade, two experienced professionals are now committing to this market. In doing so, they are relying on awiloc, the WLAN positioning technology from the ­Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS. awiloc has been helping smartphone users since 2008 to find the shortest, fastest, most convenient or even the most interesting path through shopping centers, airports, train stations and museums. Tue, 7 Aug 2012 16:51:00 +0200 GfK EMO Scan Wins 2012 German ­Innovation in Market Research Award A joint R&D project conducted by GfK Verein and the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS with support from the University of Geneva has seen the ­development of a piece of innovative software for measuring advertising effectiveness. The software, called EMO Scan, makes it possible to objectively assess study participants‘ emotional responses based on their facial expressions. Using the method requires no special hardware or operator training. The software has won the 2012 German Innovation in ­Market Research Award. Wed, 18 Jul 2012 16:59:00 +0200 GoalRef: FIFA approves intelligent goal from Fraunhofer Goal or no goal? In response to this question, world football association FIFA wants to use technical assistance in the future. In its meeting of Thursday 5th July 2012 the International Football Association Board (IFAB), the body which determines the laws of the game, approved both goal-line technologies GoalRef and Hawk-Eye.This approval is subject to a final installation test at each stadium before the systems can be used in “real” football matches, in accordance with the FIFA Quality Programme for GLT. Thu, 5 Jul 2012 02:00:00 +0200 High Precision in Road Construction: Use Of Satellite Navigation For Asphalt Machines The Fraunhofer IIS, together with MOBA and other partners, has successfully concluded the „ASPHALT“ project (Advanced Galileo navigation System for asPHALt fleeT machines). The concluding meeting took place close to Enspel (Westerwald). With the aid of satellite navigation, road construction can be significantly improved in the future. To this end, the IIS has developed a special Galileo/GPS/EGNOS receiver. Wed, 9 May 2012 02:00:00 +0200 Wireless Sensor Networks on the Test Bench: Novel Evaluation Kit for Measurement and Control Applications s-net® is a highly energy efficient solution in the field of wireless sensor networks. The Fraunhofer IIS technology is now available as evaluation kit and is being showcased for the first time at the trade show Hannover Messe Industrie. With s-net®, planned applications can be tested at the designated location, whether metrology, surveillance or control application. Fri, 20 Apr 2012 02:00:00 +0200 Fraunhofer IIS Wins Prestigious 2012 NAB Innovation Award Fraunhofer IIS, the world’s renowned source for audio and multimedia technologies, announces today that its Dialogue Enhancement technology has been selected by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) for its 2012 NAB Technology Innovation Award. Dialogue Enhancement answers broadcasters’ challenge to deliver balanced dialog and ambient sounds for TV and radio. Thu, 19 Apr 2012 02:00:00 +0200 The Fraunhofer IIS AAC Family – Ideal for MPEG DASH based Adaptive Streaming At NAB, Fraunhofer IIS will demonstrate the benefits of its HE-AAC Multichannel and MPEG Surround Audio Codecs for Dynamic Adaptive Streaming. Fraunhofer IIS, the world’s renowned source for audio and multimedia technologies, played a major role in the development of the ISO MPEG DASH (Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP) standard ratified in November 2011. Tue, 17 Apr 2012 02:00:00 +0200 Digital Film Technology Integrates Fraunhofer IIS’s easyDCP Post Production Software easyDCP allows for easy generation and play-out of digital cinema packages and offers a high quality, cost-effect way to create a variety of distribution formats. Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS, the world’s renowned source for audio and multimedia technologies, announces today its partnership with Digital Film Technology (DFT), the supplier of professional solutions for postproduction, motion picture and TV industries. The new partnership integrates Fraunhofer IIS’s easyDCP into DFT’s FLEXXITY workflow, providing a more cost-effective way to create digital cinema packages (DCP) as a master format. Mon, 16 Apr 2012 02:00:00 +0200 Fraunhofer IIS Previews DAW Plug-in from Sonnox for “Mastered for iTunes” New version 2 of the Sonnox Fraunhofer Pro-Codec Plug-in comes with iTunes Plus codec and multi-channel support. At NAB in Las Vegas, Fraunhofer IIS shows a preview of the new upgrade of the award winning Sonnox Fraunhofer Pro-Codec Plug-in for digital audio workstations. The new version of the plug-in will come with easy and intuitive tools for mastering engineers to mix their music for the “Mastered for iTunes” program. Furthermore, the plug-in will support the latest multi-channel audio codecs such as MPEG Surround. The upgrade will be available in July for free for all current users of the Sonnox Fraunhofer Pro-Codec. Mon, 16 Apr 2012 02:00:00 +0200 Fraunhofer IIS becomes first non-profit organization member of the iVDR Consortium The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS joins the iVDR (Information Versatile Device for Removable usage) Consortium as the first non-profit organization member in order to be able to use standardized technology in the development of new components for broadcasting and digital cinema systems. Fri, 13 Apr 2012 18:57:00 +0200 Fraunhofer IIS Supports “European Film Gateway EFG1914” Project to Preserve Cultural Film Heritage The Erlangen based Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS partners in the project European Film Gateway EFG1914. The institute provides technical and scientific expertise on digitizing film material and photographs from and about World War I to create a wide availability of the collection. Since the project’s kick-off in February 2012, 20 European film archives as well as five businesses and research institutions have been cooperating in digitizing up to 650 selected hours of film and about 500,000 photos, film posters, censorship material etc. from the period. The digital collection will be made available to the public. Thu, 12 Apr 2012 02:00:00 +0200 GoalRef Goal-Line Technology Advances The International Football Association Board (IFAB) announced that it had shortlisted two goal-line technologies and approved them for a final round of testing. One of the remaining candidates is the GoalRef system developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS, which is based in Erlangen, Germany. Fraunhofer IIS scientists are fielding a radio-based solution that tells the referee immediately whether or not a goal should be awarded. Mon, 5 Mar 2012 01:00:00 +0100 Energy-efficient, Smart, Networked – Innovative Embedded Systems Heading for Success Mobile, energy-efficient solutions with great flexibility in adapting to new requirements and changing ambient conditions pose challenges for the design and development of embedded systems. At the embedded world fair 2012 in Nuremberg, Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS features new generation solutions and results: guaranteeing self-sufficient, long-term operation of embedded sensors and wireless communications technology based on energy harvesting technologies or intelligent energy concepts. Mon, 27 Feb 2012 01:00:00 +0100 Fraunhofer IIS Presents the World’s First Full-HD Voice Calls on Android Phones over LTE at Mobile World Congress 2012 Interactive Full-HD Voice demo available on Thu, 23 Feb 2012 01:00:00 +0100 Fraunhofer IIS Premiers Extended HE-AAC at Mobile World Congress 2012 The new member of the AAC audio codec family enables improved speech and music audio quality at low bit rates. Wed, 22 Feb 2012 01:00:00 +0100 Berlinale Relies on Fraunhofer IIS Expertise to Test Digital Film Formats According to the latest market analysis more than half of all worldwide movie screens have been converted to digital cinema. Especially for smaller post-production houses, mastering DCPs (digital cinema packages) can be a challenge. In order to have all movies ready for screening on February 9th for the opening of the Berlin International Film Festival, called Berlinale, Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS supports the technical quality control of all submissions of data media and movies in the DCP format.Datenträger und Filme im DCP-Format. Mon, 6 Feb 2012 01:00:00 +0100 Fraunhofer MPEG Surround Format chosen for BBC Radio Drama download Starting February 4th, the drama ‘Private Peaceful’ will be available for download in 5.1 Surround Sound Fraunhofer IIS, the world’s renowned source for audio and multimedia technologies, today announces its continuing online experiments with the BBC and MPEG Surround Codec. After the success of the “Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols” MPEG Surround streaming experiment during Christmas 2011, the BBC is offering a radio play for download in 5.1 MPEG Surround for the first time. Fri, 3 Feb 2012 01:00:00 +0100 Personal Music Service AUPEO! Enables Surround in the Car and the Living Room At CES and Detroit Auto Show, Fraunhofer IIS, AUPEO! and Panasonic Automotive Demonstrate High-quality Surround Internet Radio Streaming. Thu, 5 Jan 2012 01:00:00 +0100 Personal Music Service AUPEO! Enables Surround in the Car and the Living Room At CES and Detroit Auto Show, Fraunhofer IIS, AUPEO! and Panasonic Automotive Demonstrate High-quality Surround Internet Radio Streaming. Thu, 5 Jan 2012 01:00:00 +0100 More than just pictures: Fraunhofer IIS unveils intelligent, OMAP 4 processor-based INCA camera system Collaboration with TI paves way for next-generation camera capabilities offering integrated processing compression, real-time metadata, wireless live-transmission in full HD and other “industry-first” features. Wed, 7 Dec 2011 01:00:00 +0100 Fraunhofer IIS and Fujitsu are Cooperating In exchanging expertise and granting mutual access to their IP pools, Fujitsu Semiconductor Europe and the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS are ­facilitating the development of future-proof nano­meter chips for their customers Fri, 2 Dec 2011 01:00:00 +0100 New Channel Measurement Equipment by Fraunhofer IIS: Efficient Quality-of-Service Validation and Antenna Performance Analysis in the Field The Channel Measurement Equipment (CME) is a flexible test receiver for up to 6 independent antenna signals for various frequency bands. Fraunhofer IIS showcases the CME at the CeBIT Bilişim Eurasia in Istanbul. Thu, 6 Oct 2011 02:00:00 +0200 Smart Metering – no Battery, no Wire Fraunhofer IIS will present its resource-efficient smart metering solutions at the Metering Europe 2011 exhibition from October 4 to 6 in Amsterdam. Utility consumption data can be continuously radio read and transmitted using self-sufficient power supply. Wed, 28 Sep 2011 02:00:00 +0200 Fraunhofer brings HE-AAC with Broadcast Metadata to Latin America Fraunhofer enables WiMobilis Digital Technologies to deliver superior audio quality and program loudness control. Fraunhofer IIS, the world’s renowned source for audio and multimedia technologies, today announced it has licensed its High efficiency Advanced Audio Coding (HE-AAC) implementation to WiMobilis Digital Technologies, a Brazilian company specializing in software and hardware development for digital TV and wireless communications systems. Fri, 9 Sep 2011 02:00:00 +0200 Fraunhofer IIS and Cube-Tec develop new digitalization procedure for video archives The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS in Erlangen and Cube-Tec International GmbH are jointly developing a new procedure for the high-quality and automated digitalization of analogue video cassettes. In this new procedure the complete signal processing path of tape machines is realized via computer software. This enables new forms of quality control, signal processing and the generation of technical meta data, which was previously not possible with the use of video recorders. Fri, 9 Sep 2011 02:00:00 +0200 Fraunhofer Launches MultimediaPlayer to Deliver Unprecedented Digital Radio Offerings Enabling more than just music, Fraunhofer MultimediaPlayer software uniquely delivers MPEG Surround and enhanced data services for digital radio. Fraunhofer IIS, the world’s renowned source for audio and multimedia technologies, today announced the availability of the Fraunhofer MultimediaPlayer for digital radio standards Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM30/DRM+) and DAB (DAB Classic/DAB+). The software enables device manufacturers of PC-based receiver solutions and smartphones to seamlessly integrate playback of digital radio programs, as well as the variety of data services offered by digital radio. Tue, 30 Aug 2011 02:00:00 +0200 Fraunhofer IIS Audio Codecs to power Winamp and SHOUTcast Fraunhofer’s MPEG audio codecs integrated into Nullsoft’s software products enable highly efficient use of bandwidth in streaming, download and transcoding applications. Tue, 30 Aug 2011 02:00:00 +0200 Fraunhofer Showcases Dialogue Enhancement Technology for Improved Speech Intelligibility and Listening Control Tested by BBC during Wimbledon, Fraunhofer’s new technology enables end users to adapt the volume of different audio elements within a single broadcast program. Fraunhofer IIS, the world’s renowned source for audio and multimedia technologies, is previewing its new dialogue enhancement technology at IFA and IBC 2011. It allows TV and radio audiences to individually adjust the volume of dialogue, music or sound effects within a single broadcast program. Fraunhofer’s technology will be the first of its kind to enable this level of audio control at the low bit-rates required for broadcasting. Tue, 30 Aug 2011 02:00:00 +0200 Triton Digital and Fraunhofer IIS Partner for High-Performance Surround Audio Streaming MPEG Surround and HE-AAC audio codecs in Triton Digital’s streaming platform enable broadcasters to efficiently deliver an immersive surround Internet radio experience to consumers Tue, 9 Aug 2011 02:00:00 +0200 Fraunhofer Technologies Drive New Business Opportunities for Broadcasters and Service Providers Leading audio and multimedia expert delivers innovative solutions for current and future demands Fraunhofer IIS, the world’s renowned source for audio and multimedia technologies, is delivering the technology broadcasters and service providers need to stay competitive and drive future business opportunities. Fraunhofer’s high-quality and future-proof solutions for Internet radio, online music streaming, and digital broadcast open the door for new revenue streams and enable attractive service enhancements for the end user. Mon, 25 Jul 2011 02:00:00 +0200 Fraunhofer IIS Expands “AudioLabs” International Research Center for Audio & Multimedia Technologies University professors join team of top scientists to drive research and development of digital processing for audio and multimedia signals. Thu, 12 May 2011 02:00:00 +0200 Experience Sonnox Franhofer pro-Codec Plug-in at NAB Fraunhofer IIS, the world’s renowned source of audio and multimedia technologies, and innovative plug-in designer/manufacturer Sonnox Ltd bring their new professional audio workstation software plug-in to NAB. For the first time, this convenient tool enables broadcast, post-production, and audio professionals to use high-quality, bandwidth-saving MPEG audio codecs from the AAC and mp3 families directly in their favorite audio editing software. Mon, 11 Apr 2011 02:00:00 +0200 Fraunhofer IIS Launches Verification Program for HE-AAC Decoder Implementations Fraunhofer IIS, the world’s renowned source for audio and multimedia technologies, today announced the Fraunhofer Verification Program. The program enables licensees of Fraunhofer’s HE-AAC decoder to verify the audio quality of their implementations. Customers such as manufacturers of consumer electronics, broadcast equipment and mobile streaming equipment who successfully participate in the Verification Program may be listed with their verified implementations. Mon, 11 Apr 2011 02:00:00 +0200 Fraunhofer IIS showcases AAC Loudness Control with Metadata Support at NAB 2011 Fraunhofer IIS (NAB booth SU5520), the world’s renowned source for audio and multimedia technologies, is showcasing metadata support for its AAC family of audio codecs to address the loudness control requirements of current and future broadcasting systems at NAB 2011. Mon, 11 Apr 2011 02:00:00 +0200 Orban Licences MPEG Surround from Fraunhofer IIS to Enable High-Performance Surround Audio Streaming Fraunhofer’s MPEG Surround audio streaming technology in Orban encoders allows broadcasters to deliver bandwidth-efficient surround Internet Radio Services Fraunhofer IIS, the world’s renowned source for audio and multimedia technologies, today announced in partnership with Orban the availability of the MPEG Surround and HE-AAC Multi-Channel audio formats in Orban’s professional Opticodec-PC streaming encoders. Fri, 8 Apr 2011 02:00:00 +0200 Fraunhofer IIS Announces Availability of CURATOR Archive Suite Lossless compression storage solution now available for Digital Film Archives at NAB 2011 Fraunhofer IIS’s Moving Picture Technologies department, with deep expertise in digital cinema and JPEG2000, announces the general availability of its CURATOR Archive Suite at NAB 2011, April 11-14, 2011 in Las Vegas, NV, Booth SU5520. Mon, 4 Apr 2011 02:00:00 +0200 Fraunhofer IIS Bundles easyDCP Creator and easyDCP Player for Complete Digital Cinema Package With Playback on Windows, MAC or LINUX Platforms Company to demo complete digital cinema package and enhanced creativity workflows at NAB 2011 Fraunhofer IIS’s Moving Picture Technologies department, with deep expertise in digital cinema and JPEG2000, will demo its easyDCP Creator and easyDCP Player at NAB 2011, April 11-14, 2011 in Las Vegas, NV, Booth SU5520. Mon, 4 Apr 2011 02:00:00 +0200 Live and in HD: Fraunhofer IIS and Nokia Siemens Networks to Showcase New Form of Video Production The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS and Nokia Siemens Networks are collaborating to shape the future of video transmission. Pooling their expertise in camera design and cellular networks, they have made it possible to produce live outside broadcasts in HD quality. Tue, 15 Feb 2011 01:00:00 +0100 Fraunhofer Presents First True HD Communication over 4G Networks to Eliminate Distance Barriers in Communication Fraunhofer IIS, the world’s renowned source of audio and multimedia technologies, is presenting HD communication over an LTE-A (Long Term Evolution Advanced) 4G cellular network, featuring low delay, CD quality audio and HD video at Mobile World Congress 2011. Fraunhofer’s technology allows users to experience completely natural mobile phone conversation, just as if the participants were sitting in the same room. Tue, 15 Feb 2011 01:00:00 +0100 Revolutionary Mastering Solution for Online Distribution Sonnox Fraunhofer Pro-codec makes Winter NAMM debut. A pioneering collaboration between mp3 creator, Germany-based Fraunhofer IIS, and innovative plug-in designer/manufacturer Sonnox Ltd., has resulted in a groundbreaking plug-in set to revolutionize the way audio is mastered for online distribution. Wed, 12 Jan 2011 01:00:00 +0100 Texas Instruments and Fraunhofer IIS Enable High-Performance Surround Audio Streaming on Popular TI DSP Platform Fraunhofer’s high-quality MPEG Surround audio streaming technology to provide consumers with surround Internet radio experiences in the living room Wed, 5 Jan 2011 01:00:00 +0100 Improving airport security Invitation to the first live demonstration of the new location platform “LocON“, February 9 and 10 at Faro Airport, Portugal. Using wireless technology, the platform LocON is able to track the positions of people and objects wearing a LocON tag in real time. The system notifies the operator or security staff of any detected problem such as objects or persons in a non authorized area. Journalists are kindly invited to join the live demonstration at Faro Airport, Portugal, presented by Fraunhofer IIS in collaboration with its european project partners. Wed, 3 Feb 2010 01:00:00 +0100