As the inventor of mp3 and co-developer of AAC, Fraunhofer IIS is world-renowned source for audio and multimedia technologies. Fraunhofer has been working in compressed audio technology for more than 20 years and its technology can be found in more than 5 billion devices worldwide. Here at 2013 International CES, Fraunhofer is showing off a few really cool things – such as the stunning 5.1 surround sound experience with Android phones. Since Android version 4.1 – or as you might know it, Jelly Bean – Android devices come with the latest Fraunhofer software including the versatile High Efficiency AAC audio codec for multichannel audio. When connected to a home theater system, the Android phone becomes a true delivery platform for multimedia content in high-quality stereo and 5.1 surround sound. Prepare to hear your phone like you’ve never heard it before. Fraunhofer is demonstrating how end users can conveniently integrate Android phones into the living room, and how easily app developers and streaming service providers can benefit from the Fraunhofer audio codec software in Android. Fraunhofer is also featuring Full-HD voice, enabling the highest-quality audio for VoIP apps. The only widely adopted Full-HD Voice codec, Enhanced Low Delay AAC, delivers CD-like audio for an unrivaled communication experience without compromises. This codec elevates the audio quality of fixed and mobile phone calls to the same level as our other digital media experiences. It is also paving the way for SmartTVs to become the preferred communication device in the living room. As the codec is natively integrated in the leading mobile operating systems, Android and iOS, app developers can easily access Enhanced Low Delay AAC to build new communication applications. This allows for the development of Full-HD Voice VoIP apps that enable natural, same-room communication experiences. Fraunhofer is demonstrating how easily app developers can integrate these tools to improve IP-communication experiences.

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About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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