Issue #2003 - 13
INFRASTRUCTURE, PRODUCTS & SERVICES
RadioScape Demonstrates Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB) for
Las Vegas, USA, 7th April 2003 - RadioScape continues to innovate DAB solutions with a demonstration of video and data over DAB on the Microsoft Booth at NAB, USA.
The demonstration included an impressive full motion streamed video received on a personal computer using RadioScape’s unique, software-based DAB receiver card. The demonstration also included portable applications with streaming video to a PDA sized screen using only 64K Bits per second.
“DAB is perfectly suited for portable devices as it can provide a very low cost means to access video and data – anytime, anywhere – making it a key technological advance for innovative products that are being designed for tomorrow’s digitally-connected, mobile society,” explained John Hall, RadioScape’s CEO. “It is a very robust technology that was created to be used on the move – you can even receive it at 300 kilometres per hour on a speeding train. Because DAB uses relatively little power with low processor requirements, it is ideal for mobile applications.”
Currently at the demonstration stage, it is anticipated that the first products are likely to be hand held PDAs and dedicated video devices.
09 April 2003 -- PMN -- RadioScape, which provides system solutions for creating Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB) products, this week demonstrated delivery of streaming video to an iPaq handheld. The company claims DAB is ideally suited to mobile broadcast because of its low cost and low power requirements.
"DAB is perfectly suited for portable devices as it can provide a very low cost means to access video and data - anytime, anywhere - making it a key technological advance for innovative products that are being designed for tomorrow's digitally-connected, mobile society," explained John Hall, RadioScape's CEO. "It is a very robust technology that was specifically created to be used to receive digital content on the move - you can even receive it at 300 kilometres per hour on a speeding train. Because DAB uses relatively little power with low processor requirements, it is ideal for mobile applications that want to access the huge explosion of television programming, which is currently only available via cable or a satellite dish."
The demonstration at the National Association of Broadcasters show in Las Vegas featured an iPaq receiving video at 64 Kbs using a special Etheractive adapter, which combines a DAB radio with GPRS connectivity.
The solution uses GPRS to provide a narrow-band uplink for requesting additional information and content is delivered via broadband DAB.
DAB is being widely adopted in the UK, with over 250 radio stations now broadcasting using the format. It provides CD-quality digital audio and the ability to transmit additional information, such as video and web content, to compatible to receivers.
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