TagStation, Ibiquity to Deliver the Next Generation of the Digital Dash
Sep 11, 2014 11:41 AM, Doug Irwin, CPBE AMD DRB
COLUMBIA, MD.�iBiquity Digital Corporation and TagStation, LLC, developer of the TagStation data service and NextRadio smartphone app, have entered into an agreement to develop an integrated automotive platform that combines their technologies and services. This combination will blend the best of broadcast technology and IP-delivered services to enhance the in-car user experience and unlock the full potential of connected services.
�HD Radio Technology has enjoyed tremendous success in automotive adoption and is now supported by all major car manufacturers as well as over 2,300 US radio stations,� said Jeff Smulyan of Emmis Communications. �That success and their commitment to developing innovative broadcast solutions, made this joint development a logical next step in the evolution of the NextRadio�/TagStation� Platform.�
iBiquity''s Bob Struble added, �The TagStation team has demonstrated a unique understanding of broadcast business opportunities and the mobile applications space. Their development expertise and ability to rapidly deploy valuable consumer services has driven their success to date with Sprint.� Struble continued, �We look forward to working with the exceptional team to bring these services and an enriched broadcast user experience to HD Radio listeners.�
The agreement also provides for expansion of the TagStation� platform in critical International markets and provides a framework for expanding NextRadio� and HD Radio Technology in mobile devices.