During the spring NAB show in April, the RadioDNS project demonstrated a complete implementation of hybrid radio, combining broadcast radio and IP to create an enhanced listener experience.
On display were an Android mobile phone, a Revo Axis tabletop radio and a Pure Sensia multiplatform radio, showing visuals, enabling tagging/bookmarking of on-air content, and switching automatically between FM radio and IP streaming.
RadioDNS partnered with its members, the European Broadcasting Union, Global Radio (U.K.), Frontier Silicon, the BBC and Clear Channel to show demos of hybrid applications for stations such as London’s Capital FM, BBC Radio 4, and with local Clear Channel FM stations including KPLV, KWNR and KSNE.
RadioDNS has project teams who develop new functionality based on the open hybrid radio platform. The RadioTAG team developed an open system for bookmarking (or tagging) radio programs. The team’s work was recognized with the NAB Technology Innovation Award for Radio 2012. RadioTAG works across music and speech radio formats, allowing radio to create a springboard for exploration and engagement across multiple platforms.
RadioDNS is working with broadcasters, manufacturers (including automotive and cellphone), silicon providers and solution providers throughout the world to create a global and open approach to hybrid radio.