NTT DoCoMo announces new spatial audio transmission technology for mobiles

NTT DoCoMo, Japan’s largest mobile carrier, announced the development of a new and efficient mobile spatial audio transmission technology that should improve applications related to mobile conference calls, online games and tele-education.

According to the company, the new technology allows “a user listening with headphones to, for example, hear each speaker’s voice as if it were coming from a unique direction, creating a virtual face-to-face communication environment.”

Unlike other spatial audio transmission technologies, which process audio encoding/decoding and spatial audio synthesis independently, DoCoMo’s technology integrates the two processes. This way, the bitrate (bandwidth) is minimized, making the processed audio content suitable for resource-limited devices such as cell phones.

docomo-mobile-spatial-audio-transmission

NTT DoCoMo said it would demonstrate the spatial audio transmission technology during Wireless Technology Park 2009 at Pacifico Yokohama (12 –13 May), on the DoCoMo Pro HT-01A handset – which is, in fact, the Japanese edition of HTC Touch Pro.

Source: Press release

Author: Ilinca Nita

Share This Post On
  • http://www.latestcellphones.org/ amjadbutt

    Everything about latest cell phones available here such as latest nokia cell phones,kids latest cell phones,latest sony ericsson cell phones,latest samsung cell phones,latest zong cell phones on cheap rate.