Frontier Silicon has received formal approval that its automotive solutions are Digital Tick Mark compliant.
It says that Digital Radio UK, which manages the Digital Tick Mark Scheme at the request of the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, has granted Approved Technology status to two of its automotive aftermarket solutions. These are the AUTODAB 2.1 SDK running on a Venice 7a module and the AUTODAB 2.1 SDK running on a Shinwa DB-MF03 module.
According to Frontier Silicon, the solutions have passed more than 1,800 separate tests, which cover digital tuning, service scanning, management of service reconfiguration, character display and conducted RF performance. As automotive solutions, additional tests for traffic announcements and service following have also been passed.
The Digital Radio Certification Mark (the Digital Tick Mark) is being introduced to assure U.K. consumers that devices they purchase are future ready. The introduction of the Digital Tick Mark for radio follows the successful use of a similar scheme for the U.K.’s television Digital Switchover (DSO), completed in 2012, the firm explains.