Welcome!

Server Monitoring Authors: Carmen Gonzalez, AppDynamics Blog, Yeshim Deniz, Liz McMillan, Pat Romanski

News Feed Item

Revolutionizing Everyday Communications With AAC-ELD

BARCELONA, SPAIN -- (Marketwire) -- 02/21/13 -- Mobile World Congress stand #7D60 -- 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.

Up to now, whether it's a basic phone call or a VoIP conversation, calls can sound muffled and be difficult to follow, especially in noisy environments, when listening to someone with soft or whispered speech, or following conversations with someone who has an accent. This is because most of today's communication systems employ technologies that are only capable of transmitting speech in an acceptable quality. Any other type of signal, such as background noise or music, is typically heavily distorted.

Full-HD Voice for highest possible audio quality

Fraunhofer solves this problem with the Enhanced Low Delay AAC (AAC-ELD) communication codec that enables telephone conversations with highest possible audio quality. AAC-ELD is based on the AAC music codec, which is widely used for online music distribution, such as Apple iTunes. Optimized for applications in communication systems, AAC-ELD combines the high-end audio quality of AAC with the low coding delay necessary for a natural conversation. The result is CD-like audio that delivers unrivaled communication experiences and elevates the audio quality of phone calls to the same level as other digital media experiences. This new level of audio quality in telephony is referred to as Full-HD Voice.

The technical superiority of the AAC-ELD codec has made it the preferred choice for premium audio quality in communication systems, such as Apple FaceTime and professional video conferencing systems.

Fraunhofer publishes Full-HD Voice application bulletin

AAC-ELD is also the first Full-HD Voice codec natively included in Android. To make it readily available for VoIP communications, Fraunhofer has published its AAC-ELD Application Bulletin that outlines how software programmers can use AAC-ELD to deliver Full-HD Voice to Android devices. The document includes specific instructions on how developers can integrate AAC-ELD into their Android IP-communications applications for improved voice quality using Java APIs. The guide is available at no cost on the Fraunhofer FDK for Android website, www.iis.fraunhofer.de/fdk.

Fraunhofer is demonstrating Full-HD Voice technology enabled by AAC-ELD at Mobile World Congress, hall 7, stand 7D60, February 25-28, 2013.

About Fraunhofer

The Fraunhofer IIS Audio and Multimedia division, based in Erlangen, Germany, has been working in compressed audio technology for more than 20 years and remains a leading innovator of technologies for cutting-edge multimedia systems. Fraunhofer IIS is universally credited with the development of mp3 and co-development of AAC (Advanced Audio Coding) as well as technologies for the media world of tomorrow, including MPEG Surround and the Fraunhofer Audio Communication Engine.

Through the course of more than two decades, Fraunhofer IIS has licensed its audio codec software and application-specific customizations to at least 1,000 companies. Fraunhofer estimates that it has enabled more than 5 billion commercial products worldwide using its mp3, AAC and other media technologies.

The Fraunhofer IIS organization is part of Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, based in Munich, Germany. Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is Europe's largest applied research organization and is partly funded by the German government. With 22 000 employees worldwide, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is composed of 60 Institutes conducting research in a broad range of research areas.

Add to Digg Bookmark with del.icio.us Add to Newsvine

For further information contact:
Kim Peterson
Phone: +1-303-752-3552
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.iis.fraunhofer.de

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
Codete accelerates their clients growth through technological expertise and experience. Codite team works with organizations to meet the challenges that digitalization presents. Their clients include digital start-ups as well as established enterprises in the IT industry. To stay competitive in a highly innovative IT industry, strong R&D departments and bold spin-off initiatives is a must. Codete Data Science and Software Architects teams help corporate clients to stay up to date with the mod...
Tapping into blockchain revolution early enough translates into a substantial business competitiveness advantage. Codete comprehensively develops custom, blockchain-based business solutions, founded on the most advanced cryptographic innovations, and striking a balance point between complexity of the technologies used in quickly-changing stack building, business impact, and cost-effectiveness. Codete researches and provides business consultancy in the field of single most thrilling innovative te...
Darktrace is the world's leading AI company for cyber security. Created by mathematicians from the University of Cambridge, Darktrace's Enterprise Immune System is the first non-consumer application of machine learning to work at scale, across all network types, from physical, virtualized, and cloud, through to IoT and industrial control systems. Installed as a self-configuring cyber defense platform, Darktrace continuously learns what is ‘normal' for all devices and users, updating its understa...
At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throug...
CloudEXPO has been the M&A capital for Cloud companies for more than a decade with memorable acquisition news stories which came out of CloudEXPO expo floor. DevOpsSUMMIT New York faculty member Greg Bledsoe shared his views on IBM's Red Hat acquisition live from NASDAQ floor. Acquisition news was announced during CloudEXPO New York which took place November 12-13, 2019 in New York City.
OpsRamp is an enterprise IT operation platform provided by US-based OpsRamp, Inc. It provides SaaS services through support for increasingly complex cloud and hybrid computing environments from system operation to service management. The OpsRamp platform is a SaaS-based, multi-tenant solution that enables enterprise IT organizations and cloud service providers like JBS the flexibility and control they need to manage and monitor today's hybrid, multi-cloud infrastructure, applications, and wor...
The Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence (MSAI) provides a comprehensive framework of theory and practice in the emerging field of AI. The program delivers the foundational knowledge needed to explore both key contextual areas and complex technical applications of AI systems. Curriculum incorporates elements of data science, robotics, and machine learning-enabling you to pursue a holistic and interdisciplinary course of study while preparing for a position in AI research, operations, ...
Atmosera delivers modern cloud services that maximize the advantages of cloud-based infrastructures. Offering private, hybrid, and public cloud solutions, Atmosera works closely with customers to engineer, deploy, and operate cloud architectures with advanced services that deliver strategic business outcomes. Atmosera's expertise simplifies the process of cloud transformation and our 20+ years of experience managing complex IT environments provides our customers with the confidence and trust tha...
With the introduction of IoT and Smart Living in every aspect of our lives, one question has become relevant: What are the security implications? To answer this, first we have to look and explore the security models of the technologies that IoT is founded upon. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Nevi Kaja, a Research Engineer at Ford Motor Company, discussed some of the security challenges of the IoT infrastructure and related how these aspects impact Smart Living. The material was delivered interac...
Intel is an American multinational corporation and technology company headquartered in Santa Clara, California, in the Silicon Valley. It is the world's second largest and second highest valued semiconductor chip maker based on revenue after being overtaken by Samsung, and is the inventor of the x86 series of microprocessors, the processors found in most personal computers (PCs). Intel supplies processors for computer system manufacturers such as Apple, Lenovo, HP, and Dell. Intel also manufactu...