Frontier Silicon Internet Radio Receiver Now Pandora Certified

Audio systems makers now can bring Pandora to connected receivers
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Frontier Silicon said its Internet radio receiver platform technology has is now certified by the Internet radio service Pandora.

The move means home audio systems manufacturers can now bring Pandora to their connected receivers, according to the technology developer.

The Venice 6.2 module and accompanying IR2.0 Software Development Kit offer a hardware and software package for consumer electronics manufacturers. It lets them deliver products enabling multiple content streams, Internet radio, network audio and premium music services. The Venice 6.2 module also provides FM and Eureka-DAB radio options.

Frontier Silicon CEO Anthony Sethill said certification of the company’s Internet radio platform helps customers who want to use the Venice 6.2 module to certify their products with minimal time-to-market and cost.

“Several recent surveys have pointed to Internet radio listening growing, and Pandora accounts for a significant proportion of U.S. online listening. The fact that our hardware and software technology platform is now certified for Pandora opens the door for manufacturers to add this feature and consequently for even more listeners to access the service.”

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