Fraunhofer Plans Demos at CES

Fraunhofer plans several demonstrations of its technologies at CES, including its HD-AAC MPEG codec.
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Fraunhofer plans several demonstrations of its technologies at CES, including its HD-AAC MPEG codec.

Based on the MPEG-4 SLS standard, Fraunhofer claims its HD-AAC codec provides future-proof, lossless compression of 24-bit quality music content.

The company also plans several surround sound demos including those for mobile surround sound. The product range includes mp3D, a stereo enhancement technology, MPEG Surround Binaural, providing surround sound on portable broadcast receivers and Ensonido, surround sound for mp3 players.

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The codec, HD-AAC, offers music encoding "with quality beyond CDs and at the same time, iPod compatibility." The company said the codec is based on the MPEG-4 SLS standard and provides lossless compression of 24-bit quality music content.