Receivers in the market I What types of receivers are available? I What data services does digital radio offer? I Does my receiver support DAB, DAB+, DMB?
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Receivers in the market
Over 500 million people around the world can now receive over 1400 DAB services. However, in order to listen to these services you need a digital radio receiver. Currently there are over 340 different receivers on the market to suit all tastes and pockets, starting from as little as 40 Euros.
What types of receivers are available?
In Home Receivers - The most popular type of digital radio on the market today is the in home kitchen radio. such as those supplied by PURE Digital and Sony. Other home products include home tuners, clock radios, CD players, boom boxes and midi systems.
In Car Receivers - Radio listening in-car continues to be the place where radio consumption is also high. More and more cars in all price ranges and model types are on the market with either standard fit digital radio, line or factory fit digital radio options. This year will also see a growth in the after market in-car adaptor market as more manufacturers start to produce products for this sector. Digital radio receiver suppliers to the car industry include Continental AG, Harman/Becker, Alpine, J&K car electronics and Robert Bosch.
Adaptors and Ad-ons - As digital radio rolls out around the world manufacturers are also looking at ways in which to include digital radio in products in the after sale market. This has led to a growth in the number of accessesories, adaptors and add-ons available for products such as mobile phones, PCs and for in-car. 20 of these are DMB receivers, and there are also 70 newly added DAB+ receivers.
What data services does digital radio offer?
One of the advantages of digital radio over analogue radio are the data services which are possible with digital radio. These include text services such as DLS, Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) and Journaline. Traffic and travel data over TPEG. Visual radio services on receivers with colour screens are also now on-air using Slideshow and BIFS.
Does my receiver support DAB, DAB+, DMB?
DAB, DAB+ and DMB digital radio and DMB mobile TV are part of the Eureka 147 technology standard and can be broadcast using the same network infrastructure as they are compatible. Different countries have used whichever part of the standard most suitable to that market for example the UK uses DAB, Switzerland uses DAB and DAB+, Australia uses DAB and in France they have chosen DMB radio while in South Korea DMB mobile TV is used. The recent growth of multi-chip receivers means that it is possible to have one receiver which works in all markets and contains all of the benefits from each part of the platform. The WorldDMB Receiver Profiles were designed to ensure this was the case and a more harmonised radio receiver market is starting to develop.
Original DAB receivers are not upgradeable to either DMB or DAB+. DAB+ receivers can be backward compatible with DAB. Any DMB receiver is capable of receiving both DMB video services and DAB and DAB+ audio services.
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