Digital Radio Update - September 16, 2009


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The Microsoft Zune HD hits the streets, Internet radio standards are released, and DRM releases receiver profiles.

News

DRM Moves Forward with new Standards Approval, Receiver Profiles

DRM is hoping announcement of the new standard will open doors for the extension of its open standard digital radio technology into VHF spectrum now home to analog FM signals.

First Internet Radio Standards Released

An IFA press release describes the standards as essential in reducing time to market for manufacturers while reducing uncertainty among consumers about short-term obsolescence of individual purchases.

Technology/Applications

World DMB Issues ETI Signal Reference Library

Available for download by World DMB member organizations, the library will provide a virtual test track of digital DAB, DAB+ and DMB transmissions.

Eye on IBOC

Can Microsoft Really Boost HD Radio's Fortunes? We'll know Zune!

HD-Day has arrived for Microsoft's new media platform, the Zune HD.

IBOC Across America

IBOC by State: Kansas (September 2009)

There are 24 stations in the Sunflower State broadcasting 42 HD Radio channels.

Products

Frontier Offers First DAB Module with DMB Radio Reception

The announcement marks something of a coup for Frontier and a relief for radio manufacturers looking to achieve pan-euro digital compatibility for their products.



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