Las Vegas, NV (January 7, 2015)—At the 2015 International CES, Fraunhofer IIS is demonstrating the new 3D sound capabilities of Cingo with the Samsung Gear VR head-mounted display for the first time.
Developed at Fraunhofer IIS, Cingo reportedly improves the consumer experience by achieving significantly enhanced playback of stereo and surround sound on mobile devices, even in the noisiest environments. According to Fraunhofer, Cingo creates a realistic immersive sound impression when listening to surround or 3D content over stereo speakers or headphones. The latest advancements to Cingo add a height dimension to the sound for an immersive sound experience.
“We are thrilled to showcase Cingo’s new level of reality as it now supports rendering of 3D audio content alongside the unmatched surround sound experience,” said Harald Popp, head of the business department of the Audio & Multimedia division of Fraunhofer IIS. “Our partnership with Samsung in the virtual reality domain enables an audio experience that adds another layer of realism to Gear VR, one of the most innovative entertainment products.”
Cingo is available from Fraunhofer as a product-ready software implementation for mobile device manufacturers, chip set vendors and providers of multimedia services. It has been deployed in all Google Nexus phones and tablets as well as many video service provider apps.