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14.6.2018

SBS Conducts Worldwide First Regular Broadcast with Immersive and Interactive Sound Powered by MPEG-H Audio

The opening game of the 2018 Football World Cup in Russia will mark the world’s first regular broadcast with immersive and interactive audio: The South Korean television and radio network company SBS will transmit this match live in Ultra-High Definition (UHD) based on the ATSC 3.0 standard, utilizing the advanced features of Fraunhofer’s MPEG-H TV Audio System, immersive sound and interactive audio.
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8.6.2018

Fraunhofer’s xHE-AAC Audio Codec Software Extends Native AAC Support In Android P For Better Quality At Low Bitrates

With the release of the Android P Developer Preview 3 (Beta 2), Fraunhofer IIS announces a new version of the popular FDK library which has been a part of Android since 2012. The FDK2 version will bring several new technologies to Android OEMs, service providers and developers, including xHE-AAC for video and music delivery down to 12kbit/s for stereo sound and MPEG-D DRC dynamic range control for better listening in noisy environments.
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8.6.2018

Successful Terrestrial And Satellite Reception Of MPEG-H Audio During The Roland Garros French Open

The MPEG-H TV Audio System, developed primarily by Fraunhofer IIS, passed a major milestone in Europe when it was successfully transmitted via satellite and DVB-T2 in the live Ultra HD TV broadcast channel of the Roland Garros French Open tennis tournament.
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7.6.2018

Fraunhofer IIS demonstrates direct IoT connectivity via GEO satellite

The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS has successfully demonstrated the direct transmission of sensor data from multiple transmitters via a geostationary satellite. For the test transmission, the institute employed portable, ground-based transmitters equipped with small, omnidirectional C-band antennas. Fraunhofer IIS developed this particular transmission method specifically for Internet of Things applications that use satellites (Satellite IoT).
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