Panama joins several other countries, including Brazil, the Dominican Republic, Indonesia, Jamaica, Mexico, the Philippines, Switzerland, Thailand and Ukraine, in selecting the technology.
Mutlicasting, the ability to transmit more than one program stream on the FM HD Radio path, is one enhancement that can show a direct result right now.
Among the electronic media, broadcast radio may be the hardest for the audience to answer the simple question, "What's on?"
In the time since the idea of increasing the power level of the digital sideband carriers in the hybrid HD Radio signal, debates on the idea, and the specific power level have ensued.
The Nautel NV20 is a solid-state FM transmitter capable of running in analog, digital and hybrid modes. The footprint of this box is amazingly small for the power levels attained.
Brian Beezley has documented the audible effects of misaligned time delay and mismatched audio, and he has written a handy utility to help keep the analog and digital elements synchronized.
The certification program provides a reference platform to ensure all products using HD Radio technology meet the performance requirements deemed necessary by Ibiquity.
The partnerships result in more RBDS and HD Radio broadcasting market coverage.
That's more than 140 licensees for developing consumer digital radio technology for the global market.
HD Radio is available as an option or standard in 13 auto brands. Land Rover is the latest addition.
Six more car models are added for 2010.
The Ibiquity 4.2 code core update enables the RCS HD Importer to send information to the latest exporters available.
WODS-FM HD2 in Boston, owned by CBS, is the 1,000th HD Radio multicast station.
The November demo, held in Philadelphia, showed the practical application of using HD Radio for the mobile feed.
The Teac HD-1 tabletop device features Itunes tagging and an Iphone/Ipod dock.
The XK will be the first model, followed by the XF.
It seems the 2,000-station mark is in sight, but the rate at which stations are activating HD Radio signals has slowed.
Nautel has developed a technology called HD Power Boost that uses an intelligent peak to average power ratio (PAPR) technique to address this issue.
Not every listener is going to want to participate in targeted advertising. Our society has raised suspicions about privacy to paranoia proportions. However, there will be those who are unconcerned. There will be those who prefer to hear commercials that match their lifestyle. There will be listeners that desire certain free-but-protected programming and are willing to opt-in to receive premium content.
The plan includes gradually adding the technology to some models in 2010.
Kia Motors begin offering factory-installed HD Radio receivers in select models starting in 2010.
Prototypes to be unveiled at CES are available from Dual and Visteon.
The project plans an on-air field trial later this year.
Ibiquity highlights HD Radio progress and breadth of product offerings.
Captioned, Braille, and radio reading service radios will serve hearing and visually disabled worldwide.