RCS Collaborates With DTS On ‘Connected Radio’


Xperi Corporation subsidiary DTS, the parent of HD Radio, is teaming up with broadcast software company RCS to develop and integrate DTS Connected Radio technology into their family of radio automation and production platforms.

The DTS Connected Radio platform, Calabasas, Calif.-based Xperi says, “will enable broadcasters to deliver new and engaging services into connected cars of the future.”

“RCS has been a longtime strategic partner of ours and we are pleased to extend this relationship to our global Connected Radio service,” said Jeff Jury, general manager, automotive at Xperi. “With more than 14,500 radio stations currently using RCS products, this collaboration will ensure wide range of radio stations will be able to produce and deliver engaging content via IP alongside their current broadcast services.”

“We are extremely excited about this collaboration and the amazing potential DTS Connected Radio provides broadcasters around the world,” said Philippe Generali, president and CEO at RCS. “Xperi has a long track record of developing and integrating new radio technology in cars. With their experience and commitment to broadcast radio we are confident that DTS Connected Radio will drive the next generation in-car radio experience.”

Utilizing an IP connection installed in a vehicle, DTS Connected Radio delivers an analog and digital (DAB and HD Radio) AM/FM experience by pairing broadcast programming with IP-delivered content. DTS Connected Radio aggregates metadata, such as artist and song information, on-air radio program information, station contact information and more, directly from broadcasters around the world to deliver an enhanced visual experience in the vehicle.

The announcement comes as Xperi’s DTS and streaming radio content aggregator Radioplayer Worldwide agree to a deal to develop and integrate DTS Connected Radio technology into future vehicles via the Worldwide Radioplayer API (WRAPI).

The Worldwide Radioplayer API builds on the ‘Radioplayer Car’ upgrade system. The system automatically follows the listener’s favorite stations across DAB, FM, and streaming, as reception varies. As well as enabling ‘hybrid’ switching between broadcast and streaming as reception varies, the new data feed can power next-generation features such as personalized radio recommendations, search results, and catch-up content.