Press Releases 2012–2016

Audio and Media Technologies

Press - 09/15/2016

Freebox SAS Enters Patent License Agreement for Fraunhofer IIS Advanced Audio Coding Patent Portfolio

ERLANGEN, Germany (September 15, 2016) – European set-top-box manufacturer, Freebox SAS enters into a worldwide patent license agreement with the renowned developer of audio and multimedia technologies, Fraunhofer IIS for Fraunhofer’s Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) patent portfolio. The license agreement addresses past and future use of Fraunhofer’s AAC patent portfolio in Freebox's products, such as set-top boxes.

Press - 09/12/2016

Cadence Offers Industry’s First Licensable MPEG-H Audio Decoder for Tensilica HiFi DSPs

Erlangen, 12 Sep 2016 – Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), today announced immediate availability of the next-generation MPEG-H Audio decoder based on Cadence® Tensilica® HiFi DSPs. MPEG-H Audio is a future broadcast standard and is expected to be one of the key audio technologies adopted worldwide for new TVs. Through close collaboration with Fraunhofer, one of the developers of the open ISO MPEG-H Audio standard, Cadence is first to market with an implementation for a licensable DSP.

Press - 09/07/2016

Media Excel Integrates MPEG-H Audio

In advance of the launch of the worlds first terrestrial 4K TV broadcast service in South Korea, Media Excel, a leading supplier of software solutions, is taking the first step in dramatically improving the audio experience of television broadcast by integrating MPEG-H Audio software from the world-renowned audio experts at Fraunhofer IIS. Media Excel's latest UHD HEVC encoder will be among the first encoders to support MPEG-H Audio real-time encoding of immersive and interactive sound.

Press - 09/02/2016

Immersive Audio in Alcatel’s VISION


ERLANGEN, Germany, Berlin (September 2, 2016) – At IFA 2016, attendees can experience immersive audio for virtual reality on the new all-in-one VR device, Alcatel’s VISION, thanks to the newly formed partnership with Fraunhofer IIS and TCL Communication to deliver cutting edge audio for virtual reality.

Press - 05/10/2016

Digital Radio for the World

Digital radio makes spherics and crackling interference in radio broadcast a thing of the past. New technologies from Fraunhofer IIS make it possible for digital radio to replace analogue short and medium wave broadcasting around the world. Even local FM transmissions are being converted to digital. As a result, Digital radio listeners benefit from clear reception, a wider range of programming, and additional information via data services without having to pay for a costly Internet connection.

Press - 04/13/2016

Kai Media Integrates Fraunhofer’s MPEG-H Audio in New 4K UHD Live Broadcast Encoder

In an effort to develop advanced broadcast encoding solutions, Kai Media takes cutting-edge steps in Korean broadcast market with the integration of MPEG-H Audio software from the world-renowned audio experts at Fraunhofer IIS. The latest broadcast encoder developed by Kai Media, the KME-U4K, will support MPEG-H Audio encoding of immersive and interactive sound.

Press - 4/13/2016

DS Broadcast Integrates Fraunhofer’s MPEG-H Audio in Broadcast Encoder

ERLANGEN, Germany/LAS VEGAS, Nevada (April 13, 2016) – Korean encoder manufacturer, DS Broadcast is taking industry-leading steps in broadcast audio encoding with the integration of MPEG-H Audio software from the world- renowned audio experts at Fraunhofer IIS. The BGE9000 4K Ultra HD Encoder will be among the first professional broadcast encoders to support MPEG-H Audio software in the Korean market.

Press - 3/24/2016

Fraunhofer Cingo® Brings Surround Sound to Hulu’s Virtual Reality Experience

ERLANGEN, Germany (March 24, 2016) – Fraunhofer IIS and Hulu enter an agreement for the use of Fraunhofer Cingo, the leading immersive audio headphone rendering solution for virtual reality and mobile devices. Users of Hulu’s VR app will benefit from movies and TV shows streamed using the HE-AAC surround sound audio codec and rendered for headphones through Fraunhofer Cingo.

Press - 2/22/2016

Fraunhofer Immersive Audio Technology on LG 360 VR

Erlangen, Germany/Barcelona, Spain (February 22, 2016) – At Mobile World Congress 2016, Fraunhofer IIS presents an immersive audio technology solution for enhancing the audio on the innovative LG 360 VR. It comes with Fraunhofer Cingo, the leading immersive audio rendering solution for virtual reality.


mp3 developers to receive esteemed Eduard Rhein Award

Erlangen/Munich, October 13, 2015: The Eduard Rhein Foundation has selected Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Karlheinz Brandenburg, Dr.-Ing. Bernhard Grill and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Herre to receive the 2015 Technology Award of the Eduard Rhein Foundation for their significant contributions to the development and implementation of mp3. The audio coding standard forever changed the world of music with its ability to allow music lovers to save their entire music library on a device as small as a matchbox for the very first time.

Major Upgrade to the Fraunhofer IIS ContentServer Technology Highlight New Features for Digital Radio Systems

Erlangen, Germany/Amsterdam, Netherlands, September 11, 2015 – IBC, hall 8, Booth B80: At IBC Fraunhofer IIS introduces its ContentServer R6 technology, which will immediately be available for controlled operation in form of products of Fraunhofer’s OEM partners. The flexible and highly reliable one-box broadcasting solution enables broadcasters to get rich content on air over the digital radio standards Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) and Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM). Thanks to continuous development by Fraunhofer, broadcasters benefit from the latest standard upgrades and improvements including the effortless configuration of the Emergency Warning Functionality (EWF) and full support of MPEG xHE-AAC audio coding for DRM.

Fraunhofer IIS and Modulation Index, LLC to Present the World’s First xHE-AAC Enabled Live Streaming Encoder

Demonstrations at IBC will showcase the unique features of xHE-AAC for speech and music transmission. Erlangen, Germany/Amsterdam, NL, September 10, 2015 – IBC, hall 8, Booth B80: Fraunhofer IIS, the major contributor behind the development of mp3 and AAC, together with Modulation Index, LLC will present the first xHE-AAC enabled streaming encoder “StreamS Live” at IBC (Sept 11-15, Amsterdam). The live demonstration features original programming provided by public radio station WAMU and Classic Rock station “The Sound.”

Television audio of the future - customizable and in 3D

The next generation of Ultra High Definition televisions (UHDTV) offers not only crystal-clear images, but also perfect sound. At the IBC trade show (Sep-tember 11-15 in Amsterdam), Fraunhofer researchers are presenting a TV audio system based on the recently published MPEG-H 3D Audio standard, which lays the groundwork for the television audio of the future. Besides offering immer-sive audio capability, this new technology allows viewers to customize the audio playback of the television or other devices.

Technicolor and Fraunhofer IIS Announce Licensing Program for MPEG-H Audio Alliance TV System

MPEG-H audio system for ATSC 3.0 endorsed by Pearl, Samsung Electronics America and Sinclair Broadcast Group. Paris, France/Erlangen, Germany, August 25, 2015: Technicolor (Euronext Paris: TCH; OTCQX: TCLRY) and Fraunhofer IIS, today announce the formation of a licensing program as part of the market introduction of the next-generation TV audio system developed by the MPEG-H Audio Alliance. The MPEG-H Audio Alliance TV System is under consideration for the ATSC 3.0 standard.

Jünger Audio Provides Level MagicTM Selective Loudness Processing For MPEG-H TV Audio System

Atlanta, GA, July 13, 2015: Jünger Audio, the market leader in loudness control and audio processing for television broadcasting, and Fraunhofer IIS are presenting a prototype multi channel monitoring, authoring and loudness processor for the new MPEG-H TV audio system. The Jünger Audio technology allows broadcasters using the MPEG-H system to maintain compliance with loudness regulations while avoiding the processing artifacts of traditional loudness control approaches.

Fraunhofer Prize for a project of Fraunhofer IIS: A concert hall for on the move

Erlangen/Wiesbaden, Germany, June 9, 2015: Optimum playback of digitized music requires superior software solutions. The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS has developed intelligent algorithms known as Cingo® and Symphoria® that produce a natural and immersive 3D audio experience. So you get to feel like you’re at a live concert – even when you’re actually listening on a mobile device or in the car.

Fraunhofer IIS, Qualcomm and Technicolor to Demonstrate the World’s First Live Broadcast of MPEG-H Interactive and Immersive TV Audio

Demonstrations at NAB 2015 will showcase new TV audio system for ATSC 3.0 and I nternet streaming in a complete broadcast chain showing live sports and music production. Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, April 10, 2015 – NAB, South Upper Hall: Fraunhofer IIS, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. (“QTI”), and Technicolor, the three major technology companies behind the MPEG-H Audio standard, are demonstrating this new technology at the NAB 2015 conference in Las Vegas this week. In two separate venues, the companies will offer the world’s first live broadcast demonstration of their new immersive and interactive TV audio system currently proposed for ATSC 3.0 and being developed for over-the-top streaming video services.

Calrec Console Mixes World’s First Live Broadcast Demonstration of Interactive and Immersive TV Audio

Artemis Console used for mixing live sports with MPEG - H Audio objects and immersive sound at NAB Show. Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, April 10, 2015 – NAB , South Upper Hall , SU3714 : The MPEG - H Audio Alliance will present the ir world’s first live broadcast demonstration of interactive and immersive next - generation TV audio system based on MPEG - H Audio at the Fraunhofer NAB booth SU 3714. Integral to the demonstration will be a live mixing session of an extreme sports event from a major network using the Calrec Artemis console.

Jünger Audio MPEG-H Audio Monitoring and Authoring Unit Powers World’s First Live Broadcast Demonstration of Interactive and Immersive TV Audio

New prototype product extends current consoles for MPEG - H sound, provides operational monitoring and authoring. Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, April 10, 2015 – NAB, South Upper Hall, SU3714: The MPEG-H Audio Alliance will present their world’s first live broadcast demonstration of interactive and immersive next-generation TV audio system based on MPEG-H Audio at the Fraunhofer NAB booth, SU 3714. The demonstration will be a complete simulation of a live broadcast, including mixing the audio live in a remote truck, combining with recorded programming from video servers at the network, distribution to affiliate stations, insertion of local commercials, and emission to viewer’s living rooms.

Fraunhofer IIS Presents the Next Generation of Mobile Call Quality at Mobile World Congress 2015

Erlangen, Germany/Barcelona, Spain, February 26, 2015 – Mobile World Congress, Hall 7, booth 7G31: Fraunhofer IIS provides visitors the opportunity to experience the future of mobile call quality live with the next-generation 3GPP communication codec EVS designed specifically for Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and Voice over WiFi (VoWiFi) services.

Fraunhofer IIS Debuts Cingo 3D Sound for Mobile at CES 2015

Erlangen, Germany/Las Vegas, USA, January 5, 2015 – CES, South Hall 1, 20418 – Visitors can experience a new level of virtual reality with the rendering of immersive 3D sound by Fraunhofer’s Cingo mobile audio suite on Samsung Gear VR.


Fraunhofer Cingo® Delivers Immersive Sound Experience on Samsung Gear VR

Erlangen, Germany, November 17, 2014: Samsung Gear VR, the first Cingo-enabled device to deliver 3D spatial sound, creates the ultimate mobile virtual reality experience.

Fraunhofer IIS Demonstrates Real-Time MPEG-H Audio Encoder System for Broadcast Applications at IBC

Amsterdam, September 10, 2014: At IBC 2014 Fraunhofer IIS is showcasing the next milestone in interactive 3D sound transmission for broadcasters. This new TV audio system is based on the MPEG-H Audio standard, and will allow TV broadcasters to offer live broadcasts with object-based 3D audio across all devices, providing viewers the ability to tailor the audio to suit their personal listening preferences.

International Experts Meet at Renowned Audio Conference in Erlangen

Erlangen, Germany, August 28, 2014: The International Audio Laboratories Erlangen, the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS and Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg invite audio enthusiasts from around the globe to attend the renowned “Digital Audio Effects” (DAFx) conference, a first-class forum for experts in digital audio processing. The conference will be held in Erlangen, Germany from September 1–5, 2014 and will provide comprehensive insights into theory and practice in the field.

HE-ACC 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.

Fraunhofer IIS Features New Interactive Content on its 3D TV Audio System

Fraunhofer Demonstrates Consumer-Friendly 3D Soundbar Concept 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.

Fraunhofer Cingo adds Surround Sound to LG U+ Mobile Video Services

Erlangen, Germany, March 31, 2014 – 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.

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.

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.

Fraunhofer IIS to Present the Future of Television Audio at CES

January 6, 2014: Visitors can experience personalized sound broadcasts in a way never before possible with a new Fraunhofer TV audio system.


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.

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.

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.

Fraunhofer Presents MPEG-DASH Streaming with HEVC and 7.1 HE-AAC at IBC

ERLANGEN, Germany, September 12, 2013 – A major shift in audio and video streaming techniques has emerged with the introduction of an ISO standard for Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH), also known as MPEG-DASH. Fraunhofer is a codeveloper of the MPEG-DASH standard and a leading source of DASH implementations. For IBC, three Fraunhofer institutes – IIS, HHI and FOKUS – collaborated and demonstrate their solutions for DASH-based streaming systems.

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.

Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson Video Networks Showcase Live Transmission of Dialogue Enhancement at IBC

September 11, 2013: Live DVB broadcasting chain demonstrates the feasibility of Fraunhofer Dialogue Enhancement technology. 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.

Fraunhofer IIS Brings Full-HD Voice Quality to Telepresence Systems in Social Networks

September 5, 2013: 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.

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.

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.

Google selects HE-AAC Multichannel from Fraunhofer IIS for Google Play Movies in Surround

July 24, 2013: Android users to enjoy Google Play movies in cinema-quality surround sound at home or while on the go.

Fraunhofer Innovation Enables Cinema-Quality Surround Sound on Google Nexus Devices

July 24, 2013: Fraunhofer Cingo brings unrivaled surround sound experience to Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 users.

Fraunhofer IIS, Unified Streaming and Partners Collaborate to Extend HE-AAC MPEG-DASH Streaming Ecosystem

April 8, 2013: 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.

Revolutionizing Everyday Communications with AAC-ELD

From streaming a favorite TV show on Netflix to listening to music on Pandora, mobile phones have become the Swiss Army knives for enhancing multimedia experiences. However, despite all the advancements in mobile technologies, the audio quality of phone calls has remained stagnant over the last century. It is time for our everyday communications to catch up with the 21st century. At Mobile World Congress, Fraunhofer IIS, the inventor of mp3 and co-developer of AAC, presents audio technologies that significantly improve the communication experience for every type of communication device. Recently, this improved communication technology has been integrated in the popular Android operating system. Fraunhofer IIS now publishes an application bulletin explaining how to boost the audio quality of any Android-based telephony application.

Fraunhofer Surround Sound: Redefining Mobile Entertainment in the Home and on the Go

Feb 20, 2013: Entertainment has gone mobile with phones and tablets acting as mobile media centers for easy, real-time access to music, movies and games. The organization behind ensuring excellent audio quality of most of those multimedia services is Germany’s R&D powerhouse Fraunhofer IIS, the inventor of mp3 and co-developer of AAC. Fraunhofer’s audio technologies not only enable excellent music sound of smartphones and tablets, but also allow them to play back videos with high-quality, movie theater-like surround sound. At CeBIT and Mobile World Congress, Fraunhofer IIS demonstrates how surround sound and mobile devices go hand in hand.

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.


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.

Fraunhofer IIS Presents 5.1 Surround Streaming with HE-AAC on Android 4.1 at IBC

Press Release 06.09.2012: 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.

Fraunhofer IIS and KeyStone Introduce World’s First Journaline on Android Phones by Bluetooth Radio Wizard Technology

Press Release 07.09.2012: 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.

Fraunhofer Showcases HE-AAC Multichannel in Live TV Broadcasting Chain at IBC

Press Release 06.09.2012: MPEG HE-AAC audio codec for low bit-rate, high-quality 5.1 surround audio in TV broadcasting.

Fraunhofer IIS Presents Next Generation Video Telephony on SmartTVs with Full-HD Voice at IFA 2012

Press Release 28.08.2012: Fraunhofer’s AAC-ELD audio codec software to provide high-quality communications in living rooms through TV sets and set-top boxes.

Fraunhofer IIS Wins Prestigious 2012 NAB Innovation Award

Press Release 19.04.2012: 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.

The Fraunhofer IIS AAC Family – Ideal for MPEG DASH based Adaptive Streaming

Press Release 17.04.2012: 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.

Fraunhofer IIS Previews DAW Plug-in from Sonnox for “Mastered for iTunes”

Press Release 16.04.2012: 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.

Fraunhofer IIS Presents the World’s First Full-HD Voice Calls on Android Phones over LTE at Mobile World Congress 2012

Press Release 23.02.2012: Interactive Full-HD Voice demo available on

Fraunhofer IIS Premiers Extended HE-AAC at Mobile World Congress 2012

Press Release 22.02.2012: The new member of the AAC audio codec family enables improved speech and music audio quality at low bit rates.

Fraunhofer MPEG Surround Format chosen for BBC Radio Drama download

Press Release 03.02.2012: 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.

Personal Music Service AUPEO! Enables Surround in the Car and the Living Room

Press Release 05.01.2012: At CES and Detroit Auto Show, Fraunhofer IIS, AUPEO! and Panasonic Automotive Demonstrate High-quality Surround Internet Radio Streaming.

Fraunhofer IIS and Sonnox Present the Sonnox Fraunhofer Codec Plug-In for Consumers at CES

Press Release 05.01.2012: New plug-in provides mastering quality audio codecs to aspiring musicians for use in consumer music recording software.