HD Radio at CES

HD Radio’s new(ish) owner, DTS, is at the International CES showing the latest in HD Radio along with a few other relevant goodies.
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LAS VEGAS--HD Radio�s new(ish) owner, DTS, is at the International CES showing the latest in HD Radio along with a few other relevant goodies.

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Not surprisingly, leading the effort is the latest in HD Radio technology. The company has announced new HD Radio �implementations from Jaguar, Dodge, Honda, Toyota VW and Subaru,� in addition to HD Radio data demos with Total Traffic Network and the Broadcaster Traffic Consortium.

There will also be tabletop and portable HD Radio-compatible products on display, including models from Alpine, Pioneer, Kenwood, Clarion, Sony, Denon, Outlaw, ViewQuest, Sangean and Garmin.

On a related technology front will be demonstrations of the Connected Radio platform. Connected Radio combines over-the-air FM radio along with an IP delivery of supplemental content. DTS says, �Connected Radio is currently being prototyped with a number of global OEM automobile manufacturer partners.� �

There will also be demonstrations of higher resolution audio for the car. DTS calls it �Hi-Resolution Audio,� and it will shown in the Hi-Res Audio Pavilion. According to a release, DTS� �High-Resolution Audio files [are] delivered directly to the car � Hi-Res Audio has no drop-outs, only high-resolution playback from a secure local source. � The Wi-Fi enabled system with local caching ensures beautiful, reliable sound and playback.�

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