Frontier Access to On-Demand

Frontier Silicon is facilitating access to on-demand services via standalone consumer audio systems.
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Frontier Silicon is facilitating access to on-demand services via standalone consumer audio systems.

With the Frontier Silicon Venice 6 module, audio manufactures are able to offer home music systems that can tap directly into podcasts and other online audio programming.

"The Internet is rapidly becoming the world's jukebox, with an unlimited quantity of content available to consumers, who are increasingly demanding the ability to access this content without having to resort to their computer," said Frontier Silicon Chief Executive Anthony Sethill.

The Venice 6 module, built on the Frontier Silicon Chorus 2 processor, is capable of receiving Internet radio via WiFi, DAB/DAB+, FM, music streamed from a network server and, now, music on demand.

It streams radio stations and music files in formats and protocols including MP3, WMA and RealAudio, and features support for multiple languages, Universal Plug and Play and Internet software upgrade functionality.

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