Sample and Hold: HD Radio Rollout 

Radio magazine tracks the ongoing rollout of HD Radio

NAB, Ibiquity Push Effort on Updated HD Radio Exporter Technology 

The National Association of Broadcasters and Ibiquity unveiled a partnership with four broadcast equipment manufacturers to accelerate the commercial development of HD Radio with the introduction of embedded Exporters. The goal of the effort was to reduce a radio station's cost to upgrade to HD Radio

Enco Supports HD Radio Itunes Tagging 

Enco notes that the update will be made available to DAD users at no additional cost or monthly service charge.

No more "Discover It," Now It's "Time to Upgrade" 

The HD Digital Radio Alliance has entered the next stage of its marketing and broadcaster-support efforts.

The gains for HD Radio 

One reader writes, "I don't know how far HD Radio-equipped stations blanket analog AM stations but I can provide you with a very educated guess that the actual receiver has a lot to do with rejecting that interference or permitting it."

Reaching Parity with Satellite Radio 

Satellite radio has the edge over HD Radio. It's been available longer, and it had a huge marketing push across multiple types of media since its inception.

The new digital radio 

The big news from CES for HD Radio was that a portable chipset was finally unveiled – at least for FM. This is one significant part of the HD Radio rollout that has been noticeably absent. Once implemented, it will provide a necessary element for HD Radio acceptance, putting a digital radio receiver in just about any portable device.

2008 CES: More HD Radio Than Ever 

Using every square inch of the three halls at the LVCC, CES 2008 overflowed to the Sands Convention Center and into the ballroom at the Las Vegas Hilton hotel as well.

NPR Sheds Light on HD Radio Coverage 

The big news from CES for HD Radio was that a portable chipset was finally unveiled – at least for FM. This is one significant part of the HD Radio rollout that has been noticeably absent. Once implemented, it will provide a necessary element for HD Radio acceptance, putting a digital radio receiver in just about any portable device.

HD Digital Radio Alliance Promotes Warren to EVP 

The HD Digital Radio Alliance has promoted Diane Warren to executive vice president.

First Itunes Tagging HD Radio Receivers Showing at CES 

Ibiquity Digital is showcasing and demonstrating the first group of HD Radio receivers incorporating Apple Itunes Tagging technology at the 2008 International Consumer Electronics Show.

Performance evaluation 

With HD Radio, it's important to monitor and measure the time alignment and level alignment between the analog modulation and the MPS, and stations will likely want to monitor the RBDS on the analog channel along with PAD data for both the MPS and SPS. Fortunately, there are now multiple monitoring devices made specifically for HD Radio, and each of these devices gives the end user options about which parameters are to be measured, and how the device is to alert the user once a problem is detected.

Harris Conducts Technology Seminars at Brazil HD Radio Broadcast Conference 

Harris recently conducted technology seminars at the first HD Radio Conference in Sao Paolo, Brazil, Nov. 6-8, 2007.

Continental Electronics Completes Phase 1 of Mississippi Project 

Continental Electronics has completed Phase 1 of a $1.48 million contract with Mississippi Public Broadcasting to install eight analog and HD transmission systems throughout the state of Mississippi.

Harris Helps Bring HD Radio Broadcasting to Thailand 

Fatima Broadcasting International of Thailand has begun multicasting using Harris HD Radio transmitters, becoming one of the first HD Radio broadcast services in the Asia-Pacific region.

Keeping Good Time 

When the HD Radio time delay between the analog and digital signals is not set properly, the resulting effect can be an annoyance to the listener. Brian Beezley studied the station in Southern California and found some disappointing results.

Comparing Digital Radio Awareness 

Even the best technology will ultimately fail if no one wants to use it.

Open Mic: Martin Stabbert 

Within days after the FCC allowed AM HD Radio operation at night, Citadel Broadcasting Director of Corporate Engineering Martin Stabbert issued a memo to Citadel's AM IBOC stations to cease nighttime transmissions because of suspected interference issues. We talked to Stabbert about the memo and the interference problem to help set the record straight.

Itunes Tagging: A New Hook for HD Radio 

The Sept. 14, 2007, changes to the IBOC rules included permission for stations to operate in extended hybrid mode. Doing so provides additional data capacity for stations, which can be used for additional multicast channels and other data purposes.

Extending HD Radio 

The Sept. 14, 2007, changes to the IBOC rules included permission for stations to operate in extended hybrid mode. Doing so provides additional data capacity for stations, which can be used for additional multicast channels and other data purposes.

The high cost of HD Radio receivers 

Radio magazine readers speak up on HD Radio receiver availability, the RIAA's financial tactics, the right way to plan a project and a simple thanks for our Find the Mic Sweepstakes.

Broadcasters Form European HD Radio Alliance 

European broadcasters have formed the European HD Radio Alliance, an organization designed to promote and support the deployment of HD Radio technology throughout the continent.

HD Radio Makes Mark at SEMA Show 

Eight receiver manufacturers will demonstrate a range of HD Radio mobile products at this year's Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show.

Ibiquity Expands HD Radio Seminar in China 

Ibiquity Digital's recent HD Radio Seminar in Shenzhen, China, held on the eve of the Hong Kong Electronics Fair, had to be expanded this year to accommodate increased demand from Asian component and product manufacturers.

Ibiquity Updates Retail Training Website 

HD Radio University is designed to educate the retail sales people selling HD Radio products across the United States.

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