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NPR Labs Redesigns Website

Technical resource gets more navigable layout

NPR Labs has redesigned its website to make it more user-friendly.

Developed in conjunction with application service provider Public Interactive, a division of NPR, the site for the network’s research and development arm is an effort to deliver a more streamlined and intuitive interface. The site also provides tools to inform users on NPR Labs’ work. The lab is part of NPR Distribution’s Technology Research Center.

“We are focused on making technology innovations in digital audio, digital radio, and new service applications in support of the mission of public radio,” stated Mike Starling, NPR Labs executive director. “It naturally follows that our online face to the world should be progressive and easy to use.”

NPR Labs launched with the HD Radio multicasting project “Tomorrow Radio” in 2003 and was separated from NPR Engineering to become a separate unit in 2006.

NPR Labs characterizes itself as the nation’s only not-for-profit broadcast technology research and development center. Its first commercial client was Nautel. NPR performed HD Radio tests for the transmitter manufacturer that we reported on last fall.