BE And NDS Showcase HD Radio Conditional Access At NAB2007
BE, a leading manufacturer of HD Radio broadcast equipment, and NDS, which specializes in conditional access technology, will bring the controlled-content experience to
“We are pleased with the cooperation between NDS and Broadcast Electronics on bringing our conditional access solution to HD Radio broadcasting,” stated
The demonstration will take place at NDS booth N7137, and showcase the integration of the NDS conditional access system into BE’s HD Radio IDi 20 Importer unit, broadcasting program content addressable to receivers meeting access conditions.
“We very much view this as a partnership of technology and people that will have tremendous impact on the future of radio. Conditional access is one of the cornerstones of HD Radio broadcasting’s growth because it has so much potential, not only for the delivery of audio programs but also the delivery of data services,” said Ray Miklius, BE Vice President Studio Systems, who is presenting a technical paper on infrastructure for conditional access and other HD Radio advanced services at the
Access to specialty content and programming for niche markets, including reading services for the blind that have relied on expensive SCA technology in the past, are just a few of the opportunities open to broadcasters using conditional access for new multicast channels.
At booth N7106, BE will show its HD Radio transmission equipment with new interface as well as other advanced HD Radio services such as electronic program guide (
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