9/9/2005 - RadioScape, the world leader in end-to-end Digital Radio solutions, has supplied four digital radio multiplexes for use in a major trial of digital radio in the Netherlands, which will be showcased during IBC 2005 in the RAI Exhibition Centre, Amsterdam (9 - 13 September 2005). The multiplexes are part of an ongoing deployment of technology that has been built up over the past four months. The trial has been organised by the Ministry of Communications Affairs and will be used for research conducted by the University of Twente. The content broadcast on the network will be provided by both the local commercial and public players.
The trial will cover a number of different transmission modes including standard DAB audio and DMB (Digital Multimedia Broadcasting) video and audio using enhanced DAB MPEG2-TS streaming, which will be used for IBC TV broadcasts during the show. Other options include multimedia transport using EPM (Enhanced Packet Mode) and innovative enhancements to the existing DAB audio format. WorldDAB announced the ETSI publication of the DMB extensions to the Eureka-147 DAB Standard in July this year, and is currently in the process of ratifying the EPM standard.
“Being able to broadcast these different technologies is a testament to the flexibility that our Software Defined Digital Radio approach provides,” said Nick Banks, RadioScape’s Broadcast Infrastructure Manager. “We can address this requirement using our existing broadcast platforms by simply updating the relevant software stacks. The combination of our software defined radio architecture and close cooperation with WorldDAB has allowed RadioScape to implement the new standards very quickly and hence allow our customers to be first to market with advanced services.”
Annika Nyberg, President of the WorldDAB Forum, added, “It is exciting to see these DAB-enabled technologies trialled side by side at such an important annual event for the broadcasting industry in Europe. This shows once more that DAB is a resilient and flexible technology.”
RadioScape® Ltd. is the world’s only developer of end-to-end digital audio broadcasting solutions giving RadioScape unmatched systems knowledge and enabling it to ensure that customers receive the highest levels of quality, robustness and reception at all stages. Its Digital Radio broadcast suite is used extensively throughout the world including the largest DAB installation to date -- the UK’s commercial DAB network.
Its innovative Software Defined Digital RadioTM approach has made it a leader in DAB and DMB technology with its DAB receiver modules being extensively used by many of the world’s leading consumer electronics manufacturers. The company has announced that it is working on DRM capability that will result in true, multi-standard, digital radio receivers.
Founded in 1996, RadioScape's investors include Atlas Venture, Royal Bank Ventures, Scottish Equity Partners, JAFCO, Texas Instruments, Yasuda Enterprise Development, iGlobe Partners, Psion and NTL. RadioScape is headquartered in London, England with offices in Singapore and Hong Kong.
RadioScape is a registered trademark of RadioScape Limited.
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