HRADIO at Salon de la Radio 2019

From the 24th till the 26th of January, the Salon de la Radio took place in Paris. The European radio show undoubtedly marks the middle of the radio season. During these three days, several presentations, lectures, meetings, workshops and demos celebrated radio in the historical building Grande Halle de la Villette. Together with MARCONI and FuturePulse, HRADIO organised a booth on the future of radio, showcasing different features of a hybrid radio experience. 

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HRADIO on innovation street at Media Fast Forward 2018

Media Fast Forward is a yearly networking and inspiration event, organised by VRT, about the future of media. On the 14th of December, more than a 1000 media professionals, researchers, entrepreneurs and innovators gathered in Bozar, Brussels, to find inspiration, gain insights and network for future collaborations. Aside from a conference, there was an exhibition with over 40 startups and an innovation street, showcasing prototypes of various European projects. For HRADIO, a car dashboard was illustrated on a booth, where you could experience the functionalities of hybrid radio.

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HRADIO at ICT 2018

From the 4th till the 6th of December, HRADIO was represented at ICT 2018, one of the largest research and innovation events that focuses on the European Union’s priorities in the digital transformation of society and industry. The event consisted of a Conference, an Exhibition, diverse networking opportunities and an Innovation and Startups forum. HRADIO presented its concepts and prototypes, of which four in total, at a booth.

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OMRI specification by HRADIO partners published by ETSI

The HRADIO project is proud to announce that the OMRI specification has been published by ETSI (www.etsi.org) The OpenMobileRadioInterface (OMRI) API proposal was mainly designed by HRADIO project partners together with WorldDAB and will be the starting point for new HRADIO developments. It provides an easy-to-use application layer interface to embedded tuner functionalities and will ideally support the “write once, run anywhere” promise for application developers and content providers.

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Prototype 7: The One with the Device Pairing

The user scenario

Jenny is often on the road . At the moment, she is in her car, listening to a radio interview with one of her favourite artists. When she arrives at work, the interview is still going, and she would like to continue listening. She is able to pause the radio and continue listening at work, via her browser or mobile phone. But also, when she gets home, she can continue listening at home, via her home radio device.

Prototype 6: The One with the Guaranteed Signal and Quality

The user scenario

Karl has invested in a decent hi-fi system, so he can enjoy his radio and music. Karl doesn’t even have to manually switch between DAB or FM. His new HRADIO receiver automatically makes sure he switches to the most qualitative audio and purest signal. Karl’s wife Sarah often crosses the border while travelling for work. Her HRADIO receiver automatically picks the best signal. That way, Sarah doesn’t have to worry about her radio reception and can concentrate on the road. Laetitia, daughter of Karl and Sarah, is often a passenger is her parents’ car. She likes to listen to her own radio station via her smartphone and headphone. Before, she often had difficulties listening to the show as the connection sometimes failed. With her HRADIO receiver the signal is seamless, and her audio quality remains excellent.

This was HRADIO at IBC 2018!

Until Tuesday, the 18th of September, HRADIO is represented at the annual trade show IBC in Amsterdam. Find out about the current status of the project, learn more from the OMRI standard for digital radio on various platforms and view a demo for timeshifting radio, transferring linear radio into selectable non-linear radio items.

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Prototype 5: The One with the Voice Control

The user scenario

Alexandra’s new car has voice control. It is very convenient to operate her navigation system while she is driving. She would like to use the system for her radio as well but sometimes the system misunderstands her or has a very awkward way of pronouncing radio station names. She wants her voice control to work better and smarter, so that she can use it for her radio as well.

Prototype 4: The One with the Recommendations

With this prototype, we aim to evaluate a recommendation system for radio stations that bases its recommendations on the metadata of the radio station and the programme publicly available. The scope of recommendations includes finding services that are based on the current listening experience.

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Prototype 1: The One with the Channel Screen

Prototype 1: The One with the Channel Screen

As HRADIO is currently working towards the pilots in September, we are excited to introduce you to some of our prototypes the coming weeks. 29 use cases were created, of which 8 are being evaluated as products during a series of workshops. These products will be tested during the first pilot "lab phase" and give you an idea on how hybrid radio can shape your future radio experiences.

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