WorldCast Systems’ Audemat division is out with the FMB50, a new RDS encoder (and decoder).
Derived from the FMB80 platform, the FMB50 is intended to offer a more economical approach. RT/PS scrolling and RT+ are part of the package. Stations have more flexibility to explore interactive content, song tagging, Web-related data, electronic programming guides and e-mail/SMS. The platform also offers IP remote control.
Chris Poulain, president of WorldCast Systems, said the FMB50 launches at NAB.
It ships with FMB RDS Viewer, a software RDS text viewer for monitoring the RDS feed. A firmware upgrade can turn the FMB50 into the FMB80 (adding items such as traffic message channel and emergency warning system).
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