Hybrid radio will reveal its full potential once application developers gain access to radio hardware on mobile systems. One of the goals of HRADIO is the development of an Open Mobile Radio Interface (OMRI) implementation for these platforms. Application developers get access to tuner hardware and can realize feature rich applications that will demonstrate the powerful combination of broadcast and broadband content. Today, IRT finished a first version of an OMRI implementation for standard Android devices. The implementation uses a standard USB DAB+ stick for the reception of the digital radio broadcast and performs the demultiplexing and decoding of the DAB+ signals and data services, such as DL+ and categorized slideshows.
The image above shows the OMRI sample application running on an Android based car radio. The sample application so far is designed only for technical purposes such as debugging and stability tests.