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NRSC to Begin IBOC DAB Standard Setting

NRSC to Begin IBOC DAB Standard Setting

The National Radio Systems Committee has begun a formal standards-setting process for In-band, on-channel digital audio broadcasting. At Thursday’s DAB Subcommittee meeting, the group formed a working group with the goal of drafting and adopting voluntary industry standards for AM and FM transmissions. Receiver manufacturers will also be in the group, but it’s unclear if there will be a receiver standard set.
Ibiquity Digital Corp. asked the NRSC to set a standard, stating in a letter that the NRSC has provided the IBOC developer “an invaluable leadership role” for testing and evaluating it’s AM and FM IBOC systems, and setting a formal standard would be a natural extension of that effort.