iBiquity Digital highlighted progress with HD Radio technology and an increase in breadth and depth of HD Radio receivers at CES this week. The number of available receivers is approaching 100, almost double what was out there last January. Additionally, 11 automakers have announced their commitment to backing HD Radio technology and more than 1,800 AM and FM stations are broadcasting in digital across the country with over 900 HD2 and HD3 multicast channels on the air.
Leading brands offering a line of HD Radio products include Alpine, iLuv, Jensen Mobile, JVC, Kenwood, Onkyo, Pioneer, Sony, Yamaha and more. These brands are a sampling of what will be on display at the HD Radio Booth, Central Hall 9034:
· New tabletop receivers are being unveiled by Acoustic Research, Gigaware, iLuv and Teac, adding to the expanding list of existing brands with tabletop receivers including Coby, jWIN, Polk and Sony, among others.
· Virtually every major A/V components manufacturer is committed to HD Radio technology with Yamaha equipping five out of its nine new components offerings with the digital upgrade.
· Dual, Jensen Mobile and JVC are expanding on their existing presence with new automotive receivers.
· iLuv, Coby, Denon, Onkyo/Integra and Yamaha are adding to their home HD Radio receiver line.
· The majority of Alpine, JVC, Kenwood, Pioneer and Sony receivers are HD Radio Ready.