WorldDAB publishes FIC guidance

25.08.2022 - WorldDAB News

As the market of DAB digital radio services diversifies, use cases for ensemble operators are getting more complex. Deployment of ensembles with increasing service count world-wide has shown that the rules of FIC repetition rates leave room for interpretation. WorldDAB has therefore now produced guidance addressing best practice in FIC scheduling when the number of services in an ensemble is more than 20. Vice Chair of WorldDAB’s Technical Committee and Chair of the ETI Files Task Force, Andreas Gorsak of JVCKENWOOD, said: “I’d like to thank the ETI Files Task Force members who have worked with me to develop these guidelines with the motivation to improve the listener experience. We hope it will assist manufacturers of multiplexing equipment, operators of ensembles with more than 20 services in them, and broadcasters with services in these ensembles.”

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