The NRSC is also expected to vote on the “harmonization” of the transmitted and received RBDS and digital program display data.
The text blending concept has to do with matching up RBDS and HD Radio text fields.
The idea is to have broadcasters, transmitter manufacturers and receiver manufacturers all on the same page as far as how information on the radio is displayed so it matches up when you’re driving around and the IBOC radio blends to analog or vice versa.
The proposed guideline also suggests how to make the information, such as artist name, song title and station info, display in the same manner whether the radio is receiving analog, an HD main or a supplemental channel.
The digital radio broadcasting subcommittee worked on the guideline, co-chaired by Kenwood’s Mike Bergman and Journal Broadcast Group’s Andy Laird.