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Fraunhofer IIS / 12.11.2019

Prof. Alexander Martin to become third Director at Fraunhofer IIS

Supply Chain Services / 23.10.2019

»TOP 100 in European Transport and Logistics Services 2019/2020«

Audio and Media Technologies / 16.10.2019

360 Reality Audio Immersive Music Services and Devices Announced with MPEG-H

Audio and Media Technologies / 19.9.2019

Fraunhofer SPEAKER project rewarded at AI innovation competition held by German government

Cognitive Sensor Technologies / 12.9.2019

AI – Paradigm shift in applied research

Audio and Media Technologies / 6.9.2019

Fraunhofer IIS ContentServer R7 now available

Audio and Media Technologies / 27.8.2019

MPEG-H Audio selected to enhance Brazilian digital television

Audio and Media Technologies / 6.8.2019

Fraunhofer IIS announces integration of IMF creation in Autodesk Flame® via Fraunhofer easyDCP plug-in

Communication Systems / 22.7.2019

“ReICOvAir”: closing the gap of test systems for industrial wireless communication

Fraunhofer IIS / 31.5.2019

Medical Valley Center in Bamberg opens its doors

Positioning and Networks / 27.5.2019

ProSiebenSat.1 invests in Fraunhofer start-up Holodeck VR

Audio and Media Technologies / 21.5.2019

Fraunhofer IIS Licenses MPEG-H Audio Patents to LG Electronics

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  • Prof. Alexander Martin
    © Fraunhofer IIS/Paul Pulkert

    As of November 1, 2019, the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS is expanding its management. Prof. Alexander Martin will join what is now a three-member management team. He also holds the chair for industrial mathematics at the FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg and is head of the Supply Chain Services department at Fraunhofer IIS.

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  • If you listen to your favorite song and suddenly get the feeling you’re hearing it for the first time, diving into the music and being surrounded by the musicians, it might be that you’re listening to 360 Reality Audio. This new immersive music format, based on MPEG-H Audio technology, brings artists and their fans closer together than ever before. Music has never been so real and so immersive. At the official launch event in New York on October 15, Sony introduced the new music format and announced the first 360 Reality Audio immersive music streaming services from Amazon Music HD, Deezer, and TIDAL will launch this fall. Also on display at the Sony Music Hall in NYC were the first 360 Reality Audio consumer devices: the Amazon Echo Studio premium smart speaker as well as Sony headphones.

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  • Erlangen/Sankt Augustin, GERMANY: The SPEAKER project for the development of a voice assistant platform “made in Germany” won an award at the “Artificial intelligence as a driver for economically relevant ecosystems” innovation competition run by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. This Fraunhofer project was one of 16 outstanding concepts that prevailed in a field of more than 130 submissions. The award ceremony took place on September 19, 2019, as part of the inauguration of the Digital Technology Forum in Berlin.

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  • ERLANGEN, Germany: Fraunhofer IIS introduces the latest major release of its professional ContentServer head-end technology for Digital Radio DAB+ and DRM (Digital Radio Mondiale): Version R7 of this flexible and highly reliable solution is now readily available in products from Fraunhofer’s OEM partners. The new DAB/DRM ContentServer R7 enables broadcasters to put audio content and attractive data services on air with ease while benefitting from the latest standard upgrades and a range of new productivity features.

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  • ERLANGEN, Germany/SÃO PAULO, Brazil: The SBTVD (Sistema Brasileiro de Televisão Digital / Brazilian Digital Television System) Forum has selected MPEG-H Audio for inclusion as an additional audio system in the ISDB-Tb specifications. This allows broadcasters to deliver immersive and personalized sound to Brazilian viewers over the existing SBTVD/ISDB-Tb system by simulcasting MPEG-H Audio alongside the existing AAC audio. Fraunhofer IIS and its technology partners EiTV and ATEME will showcase live ISDB-Tb broadcasting using MPEG-H Audio for the first time at the 2019 SET Expo trade show, taking place from August 27 to 29 in São Paulo, Brazil.

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  • Autodesk FLAME®
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    Erlangen: The new version of the Flame finishing and color grading software from Autodesk now comes with an integration of the well-renowned easyDCP IMF (Interoperable Master Format) functionality from Fraunhofer IIS. Via plug-in every user can easily create and export IMF packages in accordance to the technical specifications for IMF deliveries. The new version will now be available.

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  • “ReICOvAir” hardware test bed
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    Erlangen/Magdeburg, Germany: At the final review of the Celtic-Plus project “ReICOvAir – Reliable Industrial Communication Over the Air” the project team, led by the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS, presented a new test system for industrial wireless communication. The developed test system consists of a software-based and a hardware-based test bed solution. Both test beds are proof-of-concept solutions for testing the performance of wireless transmission systems, e.g., in terms of measuring and evaluating reliability, latency and throughput.

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  • Medical Valley Center in Bamberg opens its doors
    © Fraunhofer IIS/Peter Roggenthin

    Erlangen/Bamberg: An official ceremony was held on Friday, May 31, to mark the opening of the Medical Valley Center in Bamberg. During the ceremony, Bavaria’s Minister of Economic Affairs Hubert Aiwanger announced that funding was being awarded to a total of four innovation projects, two of which were from Fraunhofer IIS. At the Parkinson symposium held immediately after the ceremony as part of the center’s first convention, a high-profile discussion panel rounded off the event.

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  • Nuremberg/Munich: Holodeck VR, a start-up whose technology has its roots in the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS, has attracted a new inves-tor in ProSiebenSat.1. The Munich-based media group is investing a single-digit million euro sum in return for an approximately 20 percent share in Holodeck VR.

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