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Fraunhofer IDMT to present state-of-the-art planar loudspeakers and personal sound zones technology at its premiere at imm cologne, the international interiors show

From January 15 to 21, the researchers of Fraunhofer IDMT will be demonstrating the unique space-saving design and great sound quality of its planar loudspeakers, together with a solution for producing directional sound, at imm cologne (Hall 4.2, Booth E42).

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Fraunhofer IDMT develops audio technology for Deutsche Telekom’s intelligent personal assistant

The Fraunhofer IDMT in Oldenburg has developed the audio technology for Deutsche Telekom’s smart speaker. At the core is the optimized interaction of speakers and microphones for voice control even under difficult ambient conditions. Besides that, the IDMT has achieved outstanding acoustics for telephony and music playback in a small enclosure. The intelligent personal assistant aims to make everyday life easier through voice control and connected services.

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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.

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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.

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