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Emmis TagStation Expands Support

Jump2Go/AudioActive products now compatible with TagStation hybrid radio data service

Emmis Communications Corp. says its TagStation hybrid radio data service is expanding support for broadcasters’ on-air system integration by working with Jump2Go/AudioActive’s JumpGate RDS and HD Radio solutions.

In the effort to help prepare radio stations for the anticipated release of FM-enabled smartphones and the growing influx of HD Radio-enabled Artist Experience dashboards coming to market from automakers, Emmis has expanded options for a more industry-wide adoption of its TagStation product by combining efforts with this device maker and middleware developer. Joining Broadcast Electronics’ TRE, Arctic Palm’s Center Stage Live, and ENCO’s PADapult datacasting systems, Jump2Go/AudioActive’s JumpGate solution now ties into TagStation, the cloud-based engine that supplies data for the NextRadio smartphone application and the HD Radio Artist Experience.

Paul Brenner of Emmis says, “The TagStation team realizes that many stations have already made investments in hardware and software for linking on-air systems to the Internet. We continue to work towards helping stations leverage their original investment, and this collaboration with Jump2Go/AudioActive integration is indicative of our commitment to that work. Our number one goal is to get ready for the anticipated FM Smartphone launch and expanding the capability of existing station infrastructure is a key component of speed to market.”

The ability to provide support for middleware systems is important to the success of a rich hybrid radio artist and ad experience, according to Emmis.

2013 NAB Show attendees, stop by Booth C955 for a demo of TagStation and the NextRadio smartphone app.