RadioDNS at 2010 NAB Show

James Cridland,

We’re pleased to announce that RadioDNS will be at the 2010 NAB Show in Las Vegas. The 2010 NAB Show is the place to discover new opportunities for all of us in the broadcaster world.

You’ll be able to find us at stand C1329 in the LVCC Hall C1.

We’ll be on hand throughout the show, to explain and demonstrate the technology and experience that RadioDNS enables. We’ll also have coffee and British chocolate, so we expect our stand to be busy. To ensure you have the time to meet with us, please email feedback@radiodns.org if you’d like to discuss RadioDNS further.

Please add us to your conference itinerary: and we look forward to meeting you and talking about changing the (radio) world together.

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Press Release: RadioDNS converges broadcast radio and IP

The open project that links broadcast radio and IP is to attend its first US show, in response to overwhelming interest from US broadcasters.

RadioDNS allows radio broadcasters to seamlessly enhance their existing analogue or digital broadcasts with IP delivered services. The project uses a simple technology based upon the existing DNS (Domain Name System) to allow IP-connected radios to automatically locate the servers of the station the radio is tuned into. It’s an open project, with members and supporters from all over the world, including Australia, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States.

The PURE Sensia radio, which was unveiled at this January’s CES show, is the first connected radio device to use the technology, enhancing radio broadcasts with rich visual information acquired over IP. The radio performs a simple lookup in DNS to translate a domain-name based on the radio station’s RDS or HD radio information, into the broadcaster’s own domain name. From then on, the radio can find out what IP services the broadcaster supports, and provide them to the listener. The same approach can be used by cellphones with built-in FM or HD Radio functionality.

The technology, which is non-proprietary, can be used to support any combination of broadcast radio and IP-delivered application. Other applications being actively developed by members include a technology to allow radios to switch automatically between audio streaming and broadcast radio, and an application to allow tagging of any on-air event such as songs and commercials.

Nick Piggott, a Project Co-ordinator at RadioDNS said: “We’re very pleased with the amount of interest from US broadcasters in the project, and it’s gratifying to have support from ClearChannel, the NAB and others in the US radio industry. Our belief is that RadioDNS’s openness makes it attractive to broadcasters and device manufacturers, and its simplicity means that it’s easy and cost-effective to implement. Providing a connection between broadcast radio and the Internet could unlock significant new value for radio, and re-invigorate the perceptions of radio’s digital options.”

RadioDNS currently has over 40 supporters, and around 1,500 entries for radio stations. Project members will be on hand at stand C1329 to discuss what RadioDNS can do, the various way broadcasters can get involved, and demonstrating RadioDNS technology uses.