Digital Radio Update - Nov 3, 2010

November 3, 2010


Digital Radio Update

UK DAB listening takes a Q3 dip, UK analog sunset may mean gridlock for in-care traffic info, Sweden's DAB+ report, Grace introduces Pandora-friendly radio and NRSC posts IBOC guidelines and calculator.

News

UK Analog Sunset May Mean Gridlock for In-Car traffic Info

Among the possible options to avoid loss of service would be maintaining key FM transmission systems without audio modulation, or a government subsidized replacement program for the GPS navigation devices.

Technology/Applications

NRSC Posts IBOC New Digital Sideband Power Guidelines and Calculator

The online calculator application allows users to enter specific information regarding their station's service mode and desired symmetrical or asymmetrical digital carrier levels, and then computes the total percentage of digital power required to achieve them.

Sweden's DAB+ Report Provides Unique Peek at System Operation

During the decade and a half since digital radio's shaky debut, improvements to the Eureka 147 technology family such as DAB+ now seem to be paying off, as a new wave of rollouts takes place across Europe and elsewhere.

Business

UK DAB Listening Takes a Q3 Dip

DAB listening decreased one-half percent during Q2-Q3 2010.

IBOC Across America

IBOC by State: New York (November 2010)

There are 121 stations in the Empire State broadcasting 207 HD Radio channels.

Products

Grace introduces Pandora-friendly Wi-Fi Tabletop Receiver

The Wi-Fi Internet radio incorporates a fully functional Pandora user interface.


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