A Nevada-based company says it is working on a 50-channel radio broadcast technology using FM SCAs that it will deploy starting in nine major Mexican cities. It says it has achieved 15-channel delivery and expects to expand it to 50 MPEG 3-quality digital channels soon.
Compress Technologies Inc. says prototype units of its FM-SCA technology have transmitted digital channels adjacent to analog FM signals. It expects to have products ready for market in about a year.
According to the company, its systems “without loss of integrity shrink the size of digital packets to about 2% to 5% of their original size.”
“HD Radio is being introduced and advertised as the new wave of radio,” Compress stated. “(Our) technology goes beyond existing High Definition to HDE (High Definition Expanded) radio.”
The company’s licensee Ludwig Enterprises Inc. has entered a partnership with broadcast group New Century Services Inc. for deployment on stations in markets of Mexico. Ludwig also signed a deal with Haitian American Broadcasting Corp. to deploy the technology in that country.