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Sports tracking for hockey

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IndLoc® - Localization and Identification

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Use your microscope as a scanner

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Machine learning forum

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Campus of the senses

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Virtural surgical simulator

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  • vibration converter from Fraunhofer IIS
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    Wireless sensors are an essential component in the Industrial Internet of Things IIoT. To record and transmit various kinds of physical pa-rameters and data, such sensors require permanent power. Fraunhofer IIS has developed a self-sufficient power supply specifically for IIoT sensors that uses existing vibrations, for example from machines, to generate electrical ener-gy. Thus, these sensors can be used for condition monitoring in production and require neither power cables nor constant battery changes.

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  • LAS VEGAS, USA/ERLANGEN, Germany – At CES 2019, which takes place in Las Vegas from January 8 to 11, 2019, Fraunhofer IIS will present its latest developments in audio and media technologies, including a series of CES debuts: the first commercially available MPEG-H-enabled 3D soundbars, Sonamic Loudness for car stereos, the xHE-AAC audio codec natively supported in Android, and upHear Voice Quality Enhancement for improved speech recognition on smart devices. CES visitors can experience these technologies and more at the Fraunhofer booth 20236, located in South Hall 1 at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC).

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    Erlangen/Düsseldorf, Germany: Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS will be presenting the prototype of a virtual surgery trainer at MEDICA 2018 from November 12 to 15. “” helps surgeons prepare for individual patient cases prior to surgery, and enables them to practice the surgery. Visitors can experience live at the trade fair.

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  • © Fraunhofer IIS

    Berlin-based VMscope GmbH licenses and distributes iSTIX® developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS. The software allows for any camera-equipped microscope to be used as a manual whole-slide scanner for the digitization of glass slides, materials, surfaces or other microscopic structures. It is compatible with any microscope and camera and integrates seamlessly into the current microscope-centered workflow.

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  • © Fraunhofer IIS/Kurt Fuchs

    Nürnberg/München, Germany: The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS will present technologies for cognitive sensors and electronic components in the Internet of Things (IoT) at the electronica from 13th to 16th November 2018. With live demonstrations, visitors can learn how processes and applications with localization, communication and power supply technologies can be made more effective in order to maintain competitive advantages.

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  • © Fraunhofer IIS/Kurt Fuchs

    The MIOTY wireless transmission technology created by the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS is one of the first standardized communication solutions for LPWAN (Low power wide area network) applications in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). MIOTY exploits a special technology known as telegram splitting to enable energy-efficient, robust and reliable transmission of sensor data over distances of up to several kilometers. A standard released by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) in June sets out uniform technical specifications for the development of new applications in the field of massive IIoT solutions, which the MIOTY wireless communication architecture is compliant with.

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  • The European Union H2020 “EnABLES” research infrastructure project has just launched its Transnational Access program, which offers free-of-charge access to equipment, tools and expertise related to ‘powering the internet of things (IoT)’. The vision of EnABLES is to develop Energy Harvesting solutions and finding ways to reduce the power consumption of devices to eliminate the need for battery replacement.

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  • The post-production software easyDCP has secured its place on the market for creation, playback, and qual-ity control of digital cinema packages DCPs and Interoperable Master Pack-ages (IMPs) for ten years now. Its rich functionality is not only available through the easyDCP standalone software, but is also integrated into a num-ber of cutting-edge post-production tools via the easyDCP software Applica-tion Programming Interface (API). Features like Dolby Atmos support, ad-vanced subtitling options, GPU-accelerated real-time playback, GPU-accelerated JPEG 2000 encoding (Windows), advanced scaling features, ex-tended export features, and for some years now authoring of Interoperable Master Packages (IMP) make it a reliable tool for generating DCPs and IMPs.

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  • The Fraunhofer-Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS presents its new Software Development Kit (SDK) with optimized functions to code images with the new JPEG XS codec. JPEG XS is suited for use in production environments where high resolution image data of up to 8k/60p UHD video must be transferred via Ethernet. The coding specialists of Fraunhofer IIS will demonstrate the JPEG XS codec as complete live stream with real-time playback.

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The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS performs contract research and development for industry and public authorities in the fields of microelectronic systems and software.

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Fraunhofer IIS possesses outstanding expertise in the fields of  audio and media technologies and cognitive sensor technologies. We systematically and strategically pursue both research topics, so that we can offer our customers and partners first-class support, including in the markets of the future.