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Personal Music Service AUPEO! Enables Surround in the Car and the Living Room

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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.



About Fraunhofer


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.

rose@iis.fraunhofer.de, or visit www.iis.fraunhofer.de/amm.



About AUPEO!

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.

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