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Frontier launches world's first single chip for Smart Radio
WorldDAB Members News - 11.04.2019 - Frontier Smart Technologies - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Frontier Smart Technologies has launched Chorus 4 - the world’s first integrated Smart Radio chip. Chorus 4 will power a new generation of solutions for radios offering internet connectivity, DAB / DAB+ and FM. The first of these new solutions, Venice X, is being launched by Frontier this week at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair. Venice X is a cost-optimised, customisable turnkey system which enables brands and manufacturers to build high quality Smart Radios quickly and cost-effectively.
From Frontier Smart Technologies:

Switchdigital welcomes applications from broadcasters for London’s largest DAB multiplex
10.04.2019 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Switchdigital (London) Limited, the operator of London’s largest digital radio multiplex (also known as London 2), is seeking applications from broadcasters interested in acquiring DAB or DAB+ capacity. The London 2 multiplex covers 5.3 million households across London and the South East of England. Parties interested in applying for the available capacity should contact Piers Collins by 12 April 2019.
From Radio Today:

WorldDAB launches committee to support DAB+ network deployments
01.04.2019 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
WorldDAB has launched the Spectrum and Network Implementation Committee (SNIC) to support the implementation of DAB+ networks. The committee's first seminar will be taking place in Budapest on 22 May, in parallel with the MBT conference.
From La Lettre Pro:

WorldDAB publishes updated factsheet on EECC regulation
27.03.2019 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
WorldDAB has published an updated version of its factsheet aiming to inform the public of the European Electronic Communications Code (EECC). The EECC entered into force on 20 December 2018, and must be transposed into national legislation by Member States by 21 December 2020. It applies to all EU member states regardless of the status of DAB in each country.
From WorldDAB:

WorldDAB launches committee to support DAB+ network deployments
27.03.2019 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
In response to the accelerated rollout of DAB+ across Europe and beyond, WorldDAB has launched the Spectrum and Network Implementation Committee (SNIC) to support the implementation of DAB+ networks. The first seminar of the WorldDAB Spectrum and Network Implementation Committee, titled ‘Best practice for implementation of SFN networks’, will take place in Budapest, on 22 May. Click here to register.
From WorldDAB:

DAB+ adoption set to grow says GatesAir CEO
WorldDAB Members News - 26.03.2019 - GatesAir - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
In this written interview, GatesAir CEO Bruce Swail touches on the company's plans for the near future, anticipating international and large-scale growth in DAB+ radio adoption, and touching on what the company will be showcasing at NAB this April.
From Radio World:

Finding radio’s balance in the dashboard
WorldDAB Members News - 22.03.2019 - RadioDNS - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
In this article, RadioDNS' Nick Piggott highlights a number of initiatives that have been put in place in order to enable widespread implementation of hybrid radio using RadioDNS open standards.
From Radio World:

Una Healy to host show on UK’s first national country music radio station
12.03.2019 - Ireland - Ireland - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Una Healy will have a show on the UK's first national country music radio station.
From Independent.ie:

DAB+ publishes updated version of UX guidelines
01.03.2019 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
The design guidelines, aimed at car manufacturers and broadcasters, include details on the implementation of hybrid radio in vehicles connected with DAB, advice on features such as voice commands, DAB logos and test routes, and integration of DAB.
From La Lettre Pro:

New in-car technologies to supplement DAB+ rather than replace it
WorldDAB Members News - 25.02.2019 - Arqiva - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
The rise in demand for digital radio in cars is being recognised by the automotive industry, with an increasing number of cars being released with DAB+ radios included. In this article, Simon Mason, Head of Broadcast Radio Technology at Arqiva, writes about the rise in demand for digital radio and driverless cars, and highlights the role of DAB+ and digital radio in the vehicle of tomorrow.
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