Implementation: Create High-Quality HD Radio Broadcasts
The HD Radio system - In-Band, On-Channel technology (IBOC) - offers a unique opportunity for radio stations to smoothly transition to digital broadcasting without disrupting current services: crystal-clear sound, multicast channels and data since the development of FM stereo in the early 1960s. To live up to the great promise of digital HD Radio service, stations must strive for quality implementations of HD Radio technology.
Attention to detail in the following areas will make the adoption of HD Radio broadcasting a rewarding experience for listeners and the station engineer.
- Time and Level Alignment of Analog and Digital Audio
- Audio Processing
- AES Audio Phase
- Program Services Data (PSD)
- Tech Bulletins
There are many companies making broadcast equipment. For an abbreviated list of these companies, click here.