About Us

Fraunhofer Business Area Digital Media

In the Fraunhofer Business Area Digital Media, five institutes are working together to develop key components for a complete digital media workflow and for multi-format and multi-platform content creation and distribution. The institutes offer research and development in the areas of production, audio systems, data compression, post processing, transmission, projection, distribution and digital archiving.


As an one-stop competence center for digital media we provide for our customers scientific know-how and the development of solutions that can be integrated in workflows and optimize process steps.


The members of the Digital Media Business Area are actively working in renowned organizations and bodies like International Standardization Organization ISO, ISDCF (Inter-Society Digital Cinema Forum), SMPTE (Society for Motion Picture and Television Engineers), FKTG (German Society for Broadcast and Motion Picture), and in the EDCF (European Digital Cinema Forum). We are also a partner of the 3IT, the Innovation Center for Immersive Imaging Technologies. These contributions enable research and development activities based on international standards.


Members of the Business Area Digital Media

Technologies and solutions for digital media

The Fraunhofer Business Area Digital Media consists of the following five Fraunhofer institutes:

c/o Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS


Am Wolfsmantel 33, D-91058 Erlangen

Phone +49 (0) 91 31 7 76-5 105

Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich-Hertz-Institut HHI

Einsteinufer 37, 10587 Berlin

Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems FOKUS


Kaiserin-Augusta-Allee 31, 10589 Berlin

Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technologies IDMT



Ehrenbergstr. 31, 98693 Ilmenau

Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems IAIS

Schloss Birlinghoven, 53757 Sankt Augustin