Apple announces FaceTime Audio


At its WWDC 2013 conference in June, Apple announced it is releasing FaceTime Audio later this year.  The audio-only version of FaceTime will likely be a “full” HD voice client given its use of the Fraunhofer AAC codec family.

Versions of FaceTime Audio will be available for Apple iOS 7 and OS X “Mavericks” […]

France Telecom’s Libon gets cute about its HD voice support–AAC?


Libon, France Telecom’s shiny new free app for the iPhone and coming soon to Android, is getting a lot of Twitter buzz for supporting HD voice.  However, the PR firm and the Libon Twitter account aren’t saying what codec is being used, other than hinting it is something beyond the “standard” HD voice experience.  […]

Fraunhofer promotes “Full HD voice” AAC for Smart TV solutions


At IFA in Berlin, Fraunhofer presented its Enhanced Low Delay AAC codec (AAC-ELD) as the “next generation” video telephony solution for SmartTVs.

Demonstrations were put on at a Fraunhofer booth to demonstrate improvements in audio quality using AAC-ELD for SmartTV communications apps. Billed as “Full-HD Voice",” AAC-ELD supports audio bandwidth of more than 14 […]

“Millions” of Fraunhofer Full-HD voice users–with a big Apple catch


When Fraunhofer rolled out its “Full-HD Voice” codec at Mobile World Congress last month, a company official boasted there were “millions” of Full-HD voice calls already talking place. Well, there are, but they all sit on the island of Apple.

More specifically, Fraunhofer’s press release said-

“Every day, millions of users already make Full-HD […]