World Broadcasting Union Recommends RadioDNS
Ontario, QC - July 11, 2013 - The World Broadcasting Union (WBU) is group of eight broadcasting unions from around the globe that includes the European Broadcast Union. The group met in June 2013 and recommended and encouraged the use of receivers that link radio and Internet services, according to EBU tech news.
The system recommended in particular is RadioDNS, an open standard that links radio stations with content provided via the Internet. The RadioDNS-equipped receiver examines the identification data broadcast along with a radio service via, for example RDS (for FM) or as part of the DAB/DAB+ signal. This is passed, via an Internet connection, to a Radio Domain Name Server - hence the name RadioDNS - which in turn locates the correct website, and delivers the appropriate Web content to the radio receiver. In this way, if the radio station over-the-air coverage fails, the receiver can stream the same content via a wireless internet connection (in a moving vehicle, for example). In fact the radio can switch back and forth between O-T-A and Internet depending upon the coverage circumstances.
The EBU is an active participant in the work of the RadioDNS organization and has endorsed the system in its own recently published Recommendation on Digital Radio Distribution. A set of open source tools that help broadcasters to launch their own RadioDNS services is available at ebulabs.org.
Acceptable Use Policy blog comments powered by Disqus
[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Today in Radio History
The history of radio broadcasting extends beyond the work of a few famous inventors.
Read each issue online in our Digital Edition Format in your Web browser.
EAS Information More on EAS
The feed provides feeds for all US states and territories.
Need a calendar for your computer desktop? Use one of ours.
Information from manufacturers and associations about industry news, products, technology and business announcements.
Staying on-air is priority #1, but 100 percent redundancy comes at a cost.
Browse Back Issues[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Also in the November Issue
- Music is Everywhere at WTMD
- FCC Looks to Update RF Exposure Rules
- Government Shutdown Causes FCC Delays
- Applied Technology: Wheatstone baseband192
- Side by Side: Video Cameras
- Exploring More from Google Earth
- The History of W9BSP