Personal Music Service AUPEO! Enables Surround in the Car and the Living Room
At CES and Detroit Auto Show, Fraunhofer IIS, AUPEO! and Panasonic Automotive
Demonstrate High-quality Surround Internet Radio Streaming
Fraunhofer IIS, the world’s renowned source for audio
and multimedia technologies, in partnership with Personal
Music Service Provider AUPEO! and Panasonic Automotive
Systems Company of America (PASA), a division
of Panasonic North America, announced today a collaboration
to demonstrate the new AUPEO! Surround Radio
for the automotive market.
AUPEO! uses Fraunhofer’s MPEG Surround audio codec to deliver
the surround music streaming experience to its audience.
The bitrate efficiency of the codec allows for streaming over
3G/4G or WiFi networks. PASA’s MPEG Surround enabled automotive
head unit receives the stream and creates a unique,
immersive surround experience in the car that clearly distinguishes
AUPEO! Surround Radio from other streaming services.
MPEG Surround is a feature-rich open standard compression
technique for multi-channel audio signals. This high-quality
surround codec provides a cost-efficient delivery of streaming
surround audio at stereo bitrates as low as 64 kbit/s for
5.1-channels. MPEG Surround is compatible with existing
stereo receivers and includes a binaural mode for playback of
surround sound over common stereo headphones.
AUPEO! Personal Radio is the free and easy way for music
enthusiasts to discover music they’re sure to love and to
enjoy more than 120 Stations covering all styles. AUPEO! is
always available on the web or as an app.
PASA is an industry leader in automotive infotainment systems
and has a unique history in providing premium quality
discrete surround sound in-vehicle audio systems under the
ELS Brand name.
Fraunhofer will demonstrate the AUPEO! surround service
in a living room setting at its CES booth #20417, and Panasonic
Automotive Systems Company of America will exhibit
a car head unit with integrated Fraunhofer MPEG Surround
decoder built on PASA’s Connected Infotainment Platform at
the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
For more information, visit www.iis.fraunhofer.de/amm.
The Fraunhofer IIS Audio and Multimedia division, based in Erlangen, Germany,
has been working in compressed audio technology for more than 20 years and
remains a leading innovator of technologies for cutting-edge multimedia systems.
Fraunhofer IIS is universally credited with the development of mp3 and co-development
of AAC (Advanced Audio Coding) as well as technologies for the media world
of tomorrow, including MPEG Surround and the Fraunhofer Audio Communication
Through the course of more than two decades, Fraunhofer IIS has licensed its audio
codec software and application-specific customizations to at least 1,000 companies.
Fraunhofer estimates that it has enabled more than 1 billion commercial products
worldwide using its mp3, AAC and other media technologies.
The Fraunhofer IIS organization is part of Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, based in Munich,
Germany. Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is Europe’s largest applied research organization
and is partly funded by the German government. With 19,000 employees worldwide,
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is composed of 60 Institutes conducting research in a
broad range of research areas. For more information, contact Matthias Rose, matthias.
email@example.com, or visit www.iis.fraunhofer.de/amm.
AUPEO! Personal Radio offers free online music with a focus on the discovery of
new songs and artists. Founded in Berlin in 2008, the service is a leading provider
of personalized audio streams for Internet-capable hardware devices. AUPEO! offers
radio stations that compile an individual program for listeners and recommend similar
music. The recommendation technology is based on an algorithm developed by
the Fraunhofer Institute, inventors of the MP3 format. AUPEO! is available at www.
aupeo.com and as a free app on the iTunes App Store, Google Marketplace and
Nokia Ovi Store. The global service cooperates with a number of manufacturers in
the automotive, Mobile, PC, Connected TV/STB/BD-Player and Home Entertainment
industries. AUPEO!’s partner brands currently include Acer, Asus, Loewe, Panasonic,
Philips, Pioneer, Sonos, Toshiba and Onkyo.
About Panasonic Automotive Systems of America
Based in Peachtree City, Georgia, and with Detroit area operations located in Southfield,
MI, Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America is a division company
of Secaucus, New Jersey-based Panasonic Corporation of North America, the
principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation. (NYSE: PC) of Osaka,
Japan, one of the world’s leading developers and producers of innovative digital and
other electronic products for consumer, business and industrial use. Panasonic Automotive
Systems Company of America also acts as the North American operating
company of Panasonic¹s Automotive Systems Company, which coordinates global
automotive industry systems and components operations. For more information on
Panasonic visit www.panasonic.com/automotive.