Xperi has announced an agreement between its wholly owned subsidiary, DTS, a leader in high-definition audio solutions, and BBC Radio, to run a hybrid radio trial for 18 months.
Under terms of the agreement, the UK public service broadcaster will provide content directly into the DTS Connected Radio platform. This trial will allow the refining of system operations, support on-going global automotive field testing and product development of hybrid radio, and validate the implementation and listener experience in connected analog and DAB equipped radios.
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 ason-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.