New Radioplayer Radio Hybrid Combines All Platforms On A Single Unit
November 15, 2012 at 6:22 AM (PT)
RADIOPLAYER has created a new radio which gives the user access to all radio platforms on one unit.
U.K.'s RADIO TODAY reports "MICHAEL HILL, Managing Director of RADIOPLAYER, demonstrated the 'kitchen radio' prototype in a debate about the convergence between broadcast radio and the internet."
The company describes the new offering as featuring "a simple colour touch-screen interface with large bright station logos acting as ‘presets’; ‘now playing’ information appearing with a tap of the finger and a large canvas available for stations to populate with ‘slide-show’-style visuals. The radio automatically selects the strongest broadcast signal for each station, switching to an internet stream if the broadcast signal deteriorates. This process is transparent to the user and is powered by ‘RadioDNS’, another industry collaboration which aims to act as the hybrid ‘glue’ between broadcast radio and the Internet."