Fraunhofer IIS LC3plus Audio Codec is used by Bang & Olufsen High-Resolution Audio Products

Fraunhofer IIS LC3plus Audio Codec is used by Bang & Olufsen High-Resolution Audio Products

The new Fraunhofer LC3plus codec excels in two fields, each challenging in their own right. It can deliver unmatched sound clarity on the one hand, while keeping latency very low on the other. This means that highest fidelity content can be transmitted without any noticeable lag between individual devices. Adding the fact that it is an open standard, it becomes clear that LC3plus is the solution for the future of wireless entertainment systems.

In order to meet the quality expectations of their users, high-end consumer electronics manufacturer Bang & Olufsen decided on the new open standard LC3plus codec from Fraunhofer IIS for their wireless streaming devices. LC3plus is currently the most advanced solution that combines high-resolution audio with low delay.

Bang & Olufsen was looking for a codec to power their new line of high-resolution streaming systems, which comprises several products for domestic use such as the newly released Beolab 28. As a high-end manufacturer aiming to provide the best experience to their customers, neither a degradation of the sound quality nor unwanted echoes between the speakers were acceptable. LC3plus from Fraunhofer IIS was the perfect solution: its quality exceeded the expectations of even the most critical sound experts in Bang & Olufsen’s laboratories.

“We were impressed by the quality LC3plus delivered even when we put it through its paces by tinkering with the bitrate. It brings definition and clarity to streaming devices and ensures that our customers can enjoy high-end audio quality with the convenience of wireless transmission. We are proud to be at the forefront of innovation by being the first to bring this state-of-the-art technology to our customers,” says Julien Bergere, Product Category Director at Bang & Olufsen.

While Bang & Olufsen is the first manufacturer to incorporate LC3plus into high-resolution streaming systems, they certainly are not going to be the last: “We expect LC3plus to establish in the consumer entertainment systems market from smart TVs to wireless smartphone headsets. It brings new possibilities of interoperability and compatibility across devices and vendors,” says Manfred Lutzky, head of Audio for Communications department at Fraunhofer IIS.

In fact, LC3plus is the only open-standard audio codec for wireless high-resolution and high-quality gaming headsets to date. In the communications field, LC3plus is already widely used as it is part of the 2019 DECT standard. In addition to the low latency, it works with a low memory footprint, making it the perfect choice for small devices like wireless earbuds. The high audio quality of the codec is highly resistant against interference and performs flawlessly even at low data rates. Compared to older technologies, an LC3plus stream can be limited to half the bitrate – making it possible to extend battery life and to create smaller devices.

The partnership with Bang & Olufsen shows that LC3plus is far more than just a communications profile, but that it also opens up new worlds of audiophile entertainment even for the most demanding listeners with its high-resolution audio mode. While just numbers for some, these figures will be music in the ears of audiophiles: With LC3plus, a 24-bit signal at 96kHz sampling rate can be transmitted with as little as 2.5 milliseconds delay.

Fraunhofer IIS as well as Bang & Olufsen are no strangers to the cutting edge of audio technology. While the success story of Fraunhofer IIS gained momentum with the revolutionary invention of the mp3 format in 1992, Bang & Olufsen has nearly a century of experience in the field of sound reproduction.

When two innovation drivers collaborate, great results are to be expected and Bang & Olufsen’s new LC3plus-empowered speaker systems live up to the promise of uncompromised quality, paired with comfort and robustness enabled by the latest open standard transmission technology from Fraunhofer IIS. About Bang & Olufsen

Bang & Olufsen is a luxury audio brand founded in 1925 in Struer, Denmark, by Peter Bang and Svend Olufsen whose devotion and vision remain the foundation for the company. For nearly a century, Bang & Olufsen has been pushing the boundaries of audio technology and the company continues to sit at the forefront of acoustic innovation. Today, every Bang & Olufsen product is still characterized by the unique combination of beautiful sound, timeless design, and unrivalled craftsmanship. The company’s innovative and progressive products are sold worldwide in Bang & Olufsen stores, on and in select retailers. The company employs approximately 900 people and operates in more than 70 markets. Bang & Olufsen’s shares are listed on NASDAQ Copenhagen A/S.

About Fraunhofer IIS For over 30 years, the institute’s Audio and Media Technologies division has been shaping the globally deployed standards and technologies in the fields of audio and moving picture production. Starting with the creation of mp3 and continuing with the co-development of AAC and the Digital Cinema Initiative test plan, almost all consumer electronic devices, computers and mobile phones are equipped with systems and technologies from Erlangen today. Meanwhile, a new generation of best-in-class media technologies – such as MPEG-H Audio, xHE-AAC, EVS, LC3/LC3plus, Symphoria, Sonamic and upHear – is elevating the user experience to new heights. Always taking into account the demands of the market, Fraunhofer IIS develops technology that makes memorable moments.

The News Highlights

  • Fraunhofer IIS LC3plus Audio Codec is used by Bang & Olufsen High-Resolution Audio Products
  • Check the latest update on Security news
  • .

Disclaimer: If you need to edit or update this news from compsmag then kindly contact us Learn more

For Latest News Follow us on Google News

Latest Headlines
  • Show all
  • Trending News
  • Popular By week
Jay and Silent Bob’s Mall Brawl Review (PS4)

Jay and Silent Bob’s Mall Brawl Review (PS4)

We also questioned that if it made us feel so frustrated, were we even having fun? Yet, upon completing its final Chapter 9 in a hair pulling, straight ...
Laptops, Desktops, Tablets on the Minnesota Computer Contract from Nor-Tech

After being fired, a man from Middletown was sentenced to house detention for hacking into an IT system

The medical center terminated Delgado’s employment in August 2017. Following that termination, Delgado was no longer authorized to access the medical ...
Jedi: The Fallen Order is a sequel to Star Wars Jedi: The Fallen Order Owners of the PS5 and Xbox Series X and S can upgrade for free if they order here

Jedi: The Fallen Order is a sequel to Star Wars Jedi: The Fallen Order Owners of the PS5 and Xbox Series X and S can upgrade for free if they order here

Electronic Arts has announced that Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is available for PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X and S, and that previous owners of the game ...
JBS Paid Hackers $11 Million After Plants Were Closed Due to a Hack

JBS Paid Hackers $11 Million After Plants Were Closed Due to a Hack

“This was a very difficult decision to make for our company and for me personally,” JBS USA CEO Andre Nogueira said in a statement. “However, we felt this ...
'I want a solution to this problem' |  Business owner in downtown Austin reacts to implementation of camping ban

Rest Days raises money to rebuild city hall

At its core, the event is designed to raise funds and help bring the historic town hall up to code, Lan­caster said, part of an ongoing ren­ovation intended to ...
Government of Canada officials to hold a news conference on COVID-19 and vaccines in Canada

Government of Canada officials to hold a news conference on COVID-19 and vaccines in Canada

Participants will be available to answer questions from the media following their remarks. Government of Canada officials will hold a news conference to ...
How to uninstall the iOS 15 beta without using a computer

The API, iOS app, and web app for Dark Sky will all stop functional next year

Here’s the exact wording from the blog post: A new blog post from the developers of Apple-owned, hyperlocal weather app Dark Sky has announced that the iOS ...
Razer Opus X noise-canceling headphones challenge the top-rated brands like Sony, Bose, Apple

Razer announces new Opus X wireless noise-canceling headphones for $100

The Opus X feature large 40mm drivers in a circumaural design with large ear pads. You get active noise-cancelation, which uses microphones on the outside of ...
45 awesome and cheap things people recommend constantly

45 awesome and cheap things people recommend constantly

While they span a wide range of categories, all of these things come highly recommended by reviewers. If you’re looking to upgrade your grooming tools, ...
Additional World Bank Financing for Risk Protection

Additional World Bank Financing for Risk Protection

Source The parent program has contributed to strengthening the country’s resilience to natural disasters already, with outcomes that ...
Show next
Compsmag - Latest News from tech, business and health