Next-Generation Audio is already a reality with MPEG-H – the audio system enabling broadcasters and content producers to create and distribute attractive programs with immersive audio and interactivity. The system is designed to work with today`s broadcast and streaming equipment. To demonstrate this, Fraunhofer IIS will set up an end-to-end DVB broadcast chain at IBC. Come to our booth and experience the live production, contribution, emission and playback of an MPEG-H TV Audio signal. All equipment shown in this real time chain is readily available for broadcasters worldwide.
xHE-AAC is natively supported in the Android Pie mobile operating system. The codec combines maximum coding efficiency, seamless bit rate switching and mandatory MPEG-D DRC Loudness and Dynamic Range Control, making it the ideal solution for audio and video streaming services as well as digital radio broadcasting. At IBC, xHE-AAC will be showcased in video streaming applications on Android Pie phones, Internet radio streaming on Apple TV and various broadcast radio scenarios.
Fraunhofer IIS offers technologies and applications for the entire chain of the global digital radio standards DRM and DAB+. At IBC, a digital radio transmission chain and a multi-standard Hybrid Radio SDR-based receiver solution will be shown. An essential part of a professional digital radio broadcast is the Fraunhofer ContentServerTM R6 technology. It combines internal audio encoding, support for external audio encoders, data service management and multiplex generation. A convenient user-friendly web interface enables configuration and system monitoring via remote access.
Moreover, Fraunhofer IIS offers a diverse set of technologies to decode and present digital radio services as part of its Software Defined Radio approach.