The real return of migrating to IBOC comes down to the simple fact that it levels the playing field.
Radio has its work cut out for it because HD Radio is the best-kept secret.
Every radio engineer has his favorite songs that he uses to adjust a station's processing or evaluate performance.
This graph shows that consumers will increase their investment in HD Radio-capable receivers over the next decade.
Let NRSC-5 determine the basic operation of the system, which it has done. The added features and enhancements are needed, but they can wait until the next standards-setting announcement.
Data networks have extended beyond basic bit shuffling. They now have support applications for nearly every function of the station.
One obstacle in displaying PAD from an automation system is that the information entered into the system may not have been keyed in a form that is suitable for the public.
Data has always been a part of the IBOC plan, but it is just being recognized for its current and future capabilities.
We asked two industry professionals about their station's data capabilities. Read what they said.
The data aspect of HD Radio includes lots of new terms and abbreviations. Here are some of the more common abbreviations and terms that you will likely encounter.
An informal standard for data services is defined by ID3, which grew from the popularity of MP3 files and the desire to include information about the audio within the file.
I steered the sales people at a couple of local electronics dealers to terrestrial, digital receivers without using the terms IBOC, HD Radio or the dreaded high-definition radio and was told the that the receivers did not exist, that stores had head units but not the receiver unit or that the store had no plans to carry these units.
Perhaps the answer to the return on investment for IBOC lies in its ability to keep pace with the emerging services.
Find out what your constituents think about hot topics in radio.
Would you pay for an HD Radio receiver if it had more channels of public radio than traditional FM?
Find out what your constituents think on various topics.
The Broadcast Engineering Conference enters its 59th year by presenting topics that cover the entire range of radio broadcast engineering at NAB2005.
Radio industry professionals share their thoughts on IBOC SAC.
Prepare for multichannel IBOC
Supplemental audio is poised to be one of the first data services used in HD Radio and is a key differentiator from the current analog service.
While a single digital transmission standard has not yet been adopted by the FCC, the industry has already begun moving to IBOC. Despite this, HD Radio isn't the only game in town.
IBOC in Surround Sound: A look at the technologies in development.
The debate over IBOC is as strong as ever.
I'm hearing a frequent misuse of the most basic term dealing with IBOC.
10 steps to determining the best digital migration path.
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