Mobile devices

  • SES and Fraunhofer HHI demonstrate Virtual Reality via satellite

    SES and Fraunhofer HHI demonstrate Virtual Reality via satellite.

    R&D showcase at IBC will offer viewers a fully immersive virtual reality experience

  • Virtual Reality: Tile Based HEVC Video – Enabler for high quality VR streaming from Fraunhofer HHI

    Tile Based HEVC Video for VR © Fraunhofer HHI

    High-resolution content is required to foster a sense of immersion in VR video applications, but the large amount of data poses a challenge to established transport means and the limits of video decoders. Lightweight merging of HEVC Tiles allows to easily adapt the 360 degree video data stream to the current VR user viewport without transcoding to significantly reduce the required data rates. At this year’s trade fair IBC in Amsterdam the Fraunhofer HHI will show this technology (Hall 8, Booth B80).

  • Virtual Worlds: Research Trends in Mobile 3D Data Collection

    3D image of a multifunctional building.

    Technological advances in mobile laser scanning have substantially increased the quality of 3D measurements in recent years and made possible new applications. Over one hundred mobile laser scanning experts gathered at Fraunhofer IPM’s international MoLaS Mobile Laser Scanning Technology Workshop to discuss the state of the art, applications and new products. Mobile laser scanning has developed to become one of the most important technologies for the 3D mapping of objects. Installed on measurement cars or trains, on aircrafts or ships, laser scanners measure large areas without physical contact. The measurement data can be used to create a highly detailed 3D image of the environment which may be almost photo-realistic depending on measuring conditions. Mobile laser scanners measure extremely fast, ever-more efficiently and precisely thanks to technological advances. Some units are now so small and lightweight that they can be used on drones.