Fraunhofer Solution Days

This year is the first edition of “Fraunhofer Solution Days”. According to the motto, “Presentation. Inspiration. Vision”, diverse Fraunhofer Institutes show their developments in the fields of digital economy, health, plant and machine construction as well as mobility. Register here for participating in the virtual event.

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Deep Video Analytics Fraunhofer FOKUS

“FAMIUM Deep Encode”: presentation and virtual booth on October 27th

FOKUS' business unit Future Applications and Media (FAME) will participate in Fraunhofer Solution Days, where our experts will present the “FAMIUM Deep Encode” solution at their virtual booth. A live presentation will be provided, discussing the latest developments in improving video streaming with machine learning methods.

  • Date: October 27th, 2020
  • Time: 11:30 am to 11:55 am

Nowadays, video streaming content is responsible for immense amounts of data on the Internet. In order to support the Internet's limited transmission capacities, videos are compressed during encoding. However, this often results in a loss of quality – which poses particular challenges for live streaming where there are limited possibilities for efficient caching. This is where “FAMIUM Deep Encode” comes in – it utilizes artificial intelligence methods for automating per-title encoding for Video on Demand and live streaming in order to provide lower data rates with even better quality.

During a live playout, “FAMIUM Deep Encode” analyzes the video and collects playback metrics for each individual scene to predict and automatically adjust upcoming encoding settings. In comparison to traditional video encoding methods, this approach results in a reduction of up to 30 percent in average storage and transfer volumes. This reduction leads to significant cost savings in the long-run, and improves the overall quality of experience for the end user.

Fraunhofer Solution Days

Presentation. Inspiration. Vision: The digital Fraunhofer event in autumn 2020.

FOKUS-Akademie: presentation and virtual booth on October 28th

The FOKUS Academy is participating in the Fraunhofer Solution Days with exhibits and a lecture on the cybersecurity learning laboratory and the EU Medical Device Regulation (MDR).

  • Date: October 28th, 2020
  • Time: 2:30 pm to 2:50 pm

Visitors to the virtual booth of the FOKUS Academy learn more about the topics of the cybersecurity learning laboratory, made tangible through blackout scenarios in an emergency call control center and an IT security escape game. Trainers from the FOKUS Academy are available to answer questions from visitors.

In a lecture, the cybersecurity learning laboratory reports on the EU Medical Device Regulation (MDR), which will come into force in May 2021. Even simple apps from the health or fitness sector can be subject to the MDR. This has far-reaching consequences for the manufacture and development of these systems. The manufacturers of such systems have to meet demanding requirements in terms of security and performance. The lecture explains when it is still a system or a medical device according to the EU Medical Device Regulation.