HD Radio Upgrade Costs To Drop

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The NAB, in conjunction with iBiquity Digital Corporation and four broadcast hardware manufacturers, unveiled the results of their joint plan to accelerate commercial development of products based on next-gen HD Radio “Explorer” technology. These products are significant in that they will drastically reduce the cost to radio stations upgrading to HD and are being made available here at the NAB Show this week.

Explorer technology combines multicast audio channels and advanced data services with the station’s main audio channel in a transmission ready format. The four manufacturers involved — BE, Continentla, Harris, and Nautel — have worked with iBiquity and the NAB to accelerate both the development and implementation of this new tech. Called “embedded Explorer,” it reduces both the size and the cost of HD transmission facilities. This will be an incredible shot in the arm for HD across the board!

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One Response to “HD Radio Upgrade Costs To Drop”

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