Fraunhofer and Modulation Index Partner On xHE-AAC Live Streaming Encoder

Demonstrations for speech and music transmission system taking place at IBC 2015
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AMSTERDAM�Fraunhofer IIS and Modulation Index have collaborated on the xHE-AAC-enabled streaming encoder �StreamS Live� and presented at IBC 2015.

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Designed for speech and music transmission at 16kbits/s for stereo, the xHE-AAC is a low bit-rate extension of the AAC audio codec. The xHE-AAC coding efficiency enables streaming services to operate at lower data rates. The encoder also reduces buffering times and features lower band-width requirements.

In addition to streaming applications, xHE-AAC is the standard codec for Digital Radio Mondiale DRM, making it widely available in DRM receivers and professional broadcast equipment.

The xHE-AAC patent license is expected to be available in the first quarter of 2016.