1/7/2005 - iBiquity Digital Corporation, the sole developer of digital HD RadioTM technology, and TOKO Inc., a leading manufacturer of electronic components and modules, announced the opening of an International HD Radio Certification Center at the TOKO facility in Saitama, Japan. The new International Certification Center will provide technical support and product certification services for licensed HD Radio consumer electronics partners.
Under the arrangement, engineers from TOKO will test and evaluate HD Radio products according to the same rigorous criteria used at iBiquity’s certification facility in Maryland. The data will subsequently be aggregated and provided to iBiquity for certification of the product or device.
“The opening of an international HD Radio Certification Center will help make the certification process much more timely and convenient, especially for our Asian-based manufacturers, and will speed time-to-market for HD Radio products,” said Jeffrey Jury, COO, iBiquity Digital Corporation.
“TOKO was an early supporter of the HD Radio technology and was the first company to provide a production HD Radio decoding module (TME1217),” said David Hale, national sales manager, TOKO. “The opening of the International Certification Center will allow us to provide enhanced service to our customer base while at the same time helping build relationships with future customers who are seeking a more convenient way to certify their HD Radio products.”
About TOKO Inc.
The TOKO Group is a multinational manufacturer of electronic components, subassemblies, and system with worldwide operations encompassing 17 sales and service centers and 16 manufacturing and R&D facilities. Employing over 11,000 people, TOKO is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of miniature RF/IF inductor and filter products.
About iBiquity Digital
iBiquity Digital is the sole developer and licenser of HD RadioTM technology in the U.S., which is transforming today's AM and FM radio stations to digital, enabling radically upgraded sound, crystal-clear reception and new wireless data services. The company's investors include 15 of the nation's top radio broadcasters, including ABC, Clear Channel and Viacom; leading financial institutions, such as Grotech Capital Group, J.P. Morgan Partners, New Venture Partners, Pequot Capital and J&W Seligman; and strategic partners Ford Motor Company, Harris, Texas Instruments and Visteon. iBiquity, named one of Deloitte’s Fast 500 Companies, is a privately held with operations in Columbia, MD, Detroit, MI, Belmont, CA and Warren, NJ. For more information please visit: www.ibiquity.com.
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