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National Association of Broadcasters and Xperi Announce DTS Connected Radio Development and Evaluation Program
PILOT to partner with
“In support of the NAB Automotive Initiative, we are proud the NAB and PILOT have chosen to collaborate with Xperi on the DTS Connected Radio platform,” said Jeff Jury, general manager, automotive at Xperi. “As a group of innovators, educators and advocates working to strengthen current broadcaster services and fostering new radio opportunities, PILOT and Xperi have similar goals and we will work together to ensure radio remains dominant in the vehicle. This collaboration will not only engage listeners but also help radio stations further push the progression of digital radio in the dashboard.”
PILOT engaged software developer OpenPath Products to evaluate the DTS Connected Radio platform and develop a user interface and sample applications, in an effort to stay current as the world of content distribution is rapidly changing and hybrid radio evolves.
“NAB and representatives from our member companies are looking forward to working with the DTS Connected Radio evaluation unit (CREU), to test and develop new ways to enhance the listener experience,” said Sam Matheny, EVP and chief technology officer at NAB. “This work is yet another example of our commitment to the next generation of in-vehicle entertainment.”
Utilizing an IP connection installed in a vehicle, DTS Connected Radio delivers an innovative analog FM and digital (DAB and HD Radio®) experience by pairing broadcast programming with IP-delivered content. DTS Connected Radio aggregates metadata, such as on-air radio program and talent information, artist and song information, station contact information and more, directly from broadcasters around the world to deliver an enhanced in-vehicle radio experience. The global infrastructure behind DTS Connected Radio ensures that broadcasters maintain complete editorial control over their content and the end user experience.
PILOT is a coalition of innovators, educators and advocates dedicated to advancing broadcast technology and cultivating new media opportunities. PILOT propels broadcast television and radio into the future. It provides a platform for innovation, an engine for incubation, a venue for testing new technologies and a forum for broadcaster education. Learn more at www.nabpilot.org.
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Xperi PR Contact:
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Xperi Investor Relations Contact:
Geri Weinfeld, +1 818-436-1231