What drives us#
Why we carry out research and development in the field of audio and media technology:
Excellent sound at minimum transmission rates: Media technologies are important enablers of today’s entertainment world. And sound is just as significant as images here. Particularly in the case of mobile reception, there is a physical limit on the capacity of transmission channels, making them a precious commodity.
Our technologies for reducing the transmission rate for audio data – such as mp3, AAC, EVS and MPEG-H – ensure that the channels operate at optimum efficiency and reduce the costs of transmission while also increasing reliability. They are used for Internet or mobile telephony as well as for Internet streaming and TV or radio broadcast, whether via cable, satellites or terrestrial systems.
Convincing sound experiences: We strive to improve the user experience through new formats for realistic 3D sound and customization. Our aim is to give users an immersive, location-independent sound experience – whether at home or in the car, via headphones or loudspeakers, and in virtual worlds.
Groundbreaking tools for media production: Our tools for media production help media experts create audio and video content for broadcast, streaming, virtual reality and cinema.