iBiquity Digital is presenting HD Radio technology on the go – a digital broadcast medium that now moves as fast as consumers do. In July, Best Buy’s own Insignia brand unveiled the first portable HD Radio receiver – the Insignia NS-HD01. Priced under $50, the big-box retailer ushered in a new era for the digital technology. Earlier this month, Zune HD, Microsoft’s next-generation portable multimedia player became the second portable device featuring the enriching infotainment platform.
2009 marks a watershed year for HD Radio technology in reaching 85 percent of Americans with nearly 2,000 HD Radio stations where listeners can access 1,000 new HD2/HD3 channels. To date, there are 13 vehicle brands backing the technology, representing 70 models, and also 14,000+ retailers carrying more than 100 different SKUs.
HD sessions/presentations at the show:
HD Radio Initiatives: Today’s New Opportunities Session
September 24, 2009 | 9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. | Pennsylvania Convention Center # 203A
Drive HD Radio initiatives at your radio station by learning about multicast programming, ROI and maximizing resources available to the entire industry from CEOs, manufacturers, automakers and radio stakeholders.
Bob Struble, iBiquity CEO, will moderate the session, and will facilitate a discussion among the panel of presenters and the audience. Panelists include:
Javier Farfan, Marketing, TV, Video and Music Business, Microsoft Corporation
Peter Ferrara, President of Corporate Relations, HD Radio Alliance
Jim Loftus, Vice President/General Manager, CBS Radio Philadelphia
Mark Turley, Media Director, Pittsburgh Penguins
Advanced HD Radio Features Demonstrations
HD Radio technology has officially entered into the navigation space with in-vehicle and personal navigation devices (PND). See the power of HD Radio advanced services with:
Two unique personal navigation devices offering HD Radio real-time traffic capabilities
First commercially available portable navigation device from Cydle with in-built HD Radio Receiver and real-time traffic updates from Total Traffic Network; also features an Electronic Program Guide (EPG), displaying station and program information
Prototype Vehicle Power Adapter (VPA) with in-built HD Radio receiver from Kiryung Electronics displaying NAVTEQ Traffic
HD Radio development platform with technology demonstration for image support, displaying album art with song information and traffic map images
Conditional Access demonstrated on the Dice iTR-100 with compelling subscription content from ESPN
Active Receiver – HD Radio Emergency Alerts System
Products on Display at the HD Radio Booth
Automotive products include 14 HD Radio receivers and tuner boxes by Alpine, Dual, Jensen, JVC, Kenwood and Sony. Additionally, Alpine, Dual and JVC will feature iTunes Tagging products.
Home theater and table-top receivers on display will feature 16 units by Acoustic Research, Coby, Denon, Dice, iLuv, Insignia, JBL, Jensen, Polk Audio, Sony and TEAC. iTunes Tagging equipped receivers from JBL, Polk and Sony will be on display.