Press Releases

Fraunhofer IDMT presents its latest AI and fingerprinting technology updates for Media Asset Management

At the International Broadcasting Convention IBC on September 15 – 19, 2018 in Amsterdam, Fraunhofer IDMT will be presenting a further updated set of its A/V analysis and media management tools. Updates include more robust fingerprinting-based technology that is now capable to detect occurrences and reuse of audio segments within a mix.
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Film: The “Smart Speaker Story” at the Fraunhofer IDMT in Oldenburg

With their audio design of Deutsche Telekom’s smart speaker, audio experts from the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT in Oldenburg have succeeded in creating a superb sound in a small space. A film is now available that provides an insight into the product’s development, how it works and all the things it can do. It covers the whole process from initial idea to the design phase and the partners’ collaboration to the realization of acoustic end-of-line testing in production.
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SMM 2018: Dialogue-oriented training tool for communication at sea

Intelligent robots with sensor guidance for shipbuilding, use of radar to locate shipwreck survivors, automatic speech recognition – these are just some of the developments that Fraunhofer researchers will be presenting on the joint Fraunhofer stand (No. 319, Hall B6) at SMM 2018. Fraunhofer IDMT in Oldenburg will be showing a dialogue-oriented training tool for safe communication at sea.
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Audio technology developed by the Fraunhofer IDMT in Oldenburg used in Deutsche Telekom’s smart speaker

The Fraunhofer IDMT in Oldenburg has developed the audio technology for Deutsche Telekom’s smart speaker. At the heart of the work is the optimized interaction of speakers and microphones for voice control even in a noisy environment. What’s more, the experts have achieved particularly good acoustics for telephony and music playback in a small enclosure. The product will be launched on 31.08.2018 at IFA in Berlin, the trade exhibition for consumer electronics and home appliances.
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First cruise ship worldwide with 3D sound

On May 11 this year, “Mein Schiff 1”, the seventh and most technically advanced cruise ship of the TUI Cruises fleet, was christened and launched in the port of Hamburg. ”Mein Schiff 1” stands for a new generation of ships operated by Hamburg based cruise company TUI Cruises. For the first time ever, a cruise ship features SpatialSound Wave, the 3D sound system developed by Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT.
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Branch Hearing, Speech and Audio Technology at the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media IDMT in Oldenburg celebrates 10th anniversary

For ten years now, the Branch Hearing, Speech and Audio Technology HSA at the Fraunhofer IDMT in Oldenburg has been a competent partner for businesses and public bodies in the development of pioneering technologies. On 28 August 2018, it will be celebrating its 10th anniversary at the House of Hearing in Oldenburg. Invited to attend are leading figures from business, science and politics, clients, friends and staff.
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Citizens develop individualised wearables for the ear together with researchers from the Fraunhofer IDMT in Oldenburg

In the citizen science project »Hear How You Like To Hear!«, people with and without hearing impairments are designing new types of intelligent hearing aids, what are known as hearables, together with researchers from the Fraunhofer IDMT in Oldenburg. Their involvement ranges from user tests to the programming of algorithms for personal hearing preferences. Invitation to the hackathon at Fab Lab Berlin from 29.06. to 01.07.2018.
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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Udo Bechtloff becomes temporary managing director at Fraunhofer IDMT

Since spring 2018 Prof. Dr.-Ing. Udo Bechloff and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Karlheinz Brandenburg have been the directors of the Fraunhofer IDMT.
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Fraunhofer IDMT presents method for airborne-sound based quality assurance

On April 23-27, Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT will be demonstrating a method for acoustic condition monitoring and quality assurance (Fraunhofer Booth C22, Hall 2). The method allows continuous monitoring of industrial production lines as well as product quality control. It thereby helps reduce machine downtime and scrap.
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Measuring and evaluating noise directly on the machine

At the Hannover Messe from April 23 – 27, 2018, Fraunhofer IDMT will demonstrate the prototype of a new cognitive system for the predictive maintenance of production facilities (Hall 2, Booth C22). Intelligent battery-powered acoustic sensors process audio signals from machines and systems on the spot. From the information that is forwarded wirelessly to an evaluation unit, it is possible to draw conclusions about the condition of the production facilities and to avoid possible damage. Industrial customers benefit from a cost-effective, scalable and data-secure Industrie 4.0 solution that minimizes downtime.
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Successful presentation of the newest MEMS loudspeaker technology at this year´s DAGA-Conference

The German Fraunhofer Institutes for Digital Media Technology IDMT and Silicon Technology ISIT caused a stir at the Jahrestagung für Akustik DAGA (the annual conference of the German society for acoustics) in Munich from March 19 to 22, 2018. They presented the first integrated MEMS-based micro speakers to industry representatives and experts. The MEMS speakers will be used in future mobile communication devices, headphones, and hearing aids. With an area of just 4x4 millimeters, they cover the complete frequency range from 20 Hz to 20 kHz as a one-way system and achieve a sound pressure level of 110 dB for in-ear applications.
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Fraunhofer IDMT presents 3D audio for VR and AR at South by Southwest (SXSW), together with creative partners MediaApes and Aspekteins

Attending the South by Southwest® Conference and Festivals in Austin, Texas from March 11-14, the Fraunhofer experts from Ilmenau (Germany) will be joined by representatives from MediaApes and Aspekteins, two German creative agencies in the vanguard of 360° immersive VR and AR worlds. The collaboration is part of the German delegation attending this year’s SXSW®, comprising about 1,000 creative people from both start-up companies and renowned enterprises.
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Fraunhofer IDMT demonstrates improved speech intelligibility and speech-to-text application at leading trade show for Call Center

Under the banner »Comfort in Understanding«, the Project Group Hearing, Speech and Audio Technology of the Fraunhofer IDMT in Oldenburg will be presenting solutions for better speech intelligibility and a speech-to-text application for telephone systems at Call Center World 2018.
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Fraunhofer IDMT presents a new version of askMe!, the adaptive e-assessment tool, at LEARNTEC 2018

At LEARNTEC 2018, the leading trade fair for digital learning taking place January 30 to February 1 in Karlsruhe, Fraunhofer IDMT will be presenting a new version of askMe!, comprising new functions as well as extensions of existing functions.
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