Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT

Soundbar reduces listening effort

Study compares speech intelligibility and sound quality of home entertainment products

more info

IBC 2017: A/V Analysis and Search Technologies

At this year’s IBC in Amsterdam Fraunhofer IDMT will be presenting a further updated set of its A/V analysis and media management tools.

more info

Acoustic condition monitoring and quality control

In industrial production, the testing of machines and products by means of acoustic signals still takes a niche role. Now a cognitive system can detect erroneous sounds more objectively than the human ear.

more info

3D Sound for VR Models

In the project AVP³, sounds of components, machines and devices are made audible during virtual product development. Acoustic properties can be specifically checked, evaluated and optimized.

more info



Social Media

For updates or news about Fraunhofer IDMT please follow us on

Latest News


Soundbar reduces listening effort

The Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT in Oldenburg has compared the speech intelligibility and sound quality of a Samsung smart TV and a Samsung soundbar. The results show that using the soundbar considerably reduces listening effort in comparison to using only the TV set.

Read more


Fraunhofer IDMT presents its latest technologies for A/V analysis and media asset management

At this year’s International Broadcasting Convention IBC taking place September 15–19, in Amsterdam, Fraunhofer IDMT will be presenting a further updated set of its A/V analysis and media management tools. Complementing previous presentations on automatic metadata extraction and quality control, this year’s presentations include new and unique tools to automatically detect relationships and the processing history within A/V content sets, as well as an Open-Source framework for multi-modal analysis and recommendation.

Read more


Fraunhofer IDMT present at TOA, Europe‘s leading interdisciplinary technology festival

TOA (Tech Open Air) is a combination of a conference and a festival that cannot be found in a similar form elsewhere across Europe. From July 11th to 14th, round about 20,000 people from the international technology and startup scene will meet in Berlin to connect, grow and inspire the human spirit through interdisciplinary knowledge exchange and collaboration. Fraunhofer IDMT will contribute to this year’s TOA by offering its expertise in two events: the Music Hackday and the Music Tech Lab.

Read more


Fraunhofer IDMT presents Solution for Airborne Sound based Process Monitoring and Quality Assessment

At Control 2017, the international trade fair for quality assurance taking place May 9th – 12th in Stuttgart, the Fraunhofer Vision Alliance will be presenting various solutions for industrial process monitoring. Among the technologies presented will be a method developed by Fraunhofer IDMT, allowing acoustic process and condition monitoring, event detection, and end-of-line testing. How acoustic signals can reliably be captured and intelligently processed will be demonstrated at the Fraunhofer booth #6302 in hall 6.

Read more

Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT

Ehrenbergstr. 31

98693 Ilmenau


Phone +49 3677 467-0

Fax +49 3677 467-467

Webtracking Opt Out

We use web analysis services on our web pages from WiredMinds, which carry out the web analysis on our behalf as contract processors ( Using the technologies of these providers, data is collected and stored on our website. From this data, user profiles are produced under a pseudonym for marketing and optimization purposes. If you wish to exclude your visits from being tracked please folow this link.