RDS To Improve Car Screen Quality For Radio
June 18, 2015 at 11:49 AM (PT)
At the beginning of this year, the INTERNATIONAL RADIO DATA SERVICES FORUM reported on its website that it expected to improve its RDS standards on automobile screens by next year. Dubbed “RDS2,” it will have almost five times the data transmission capacity in comparison to conventional RDS (1.0), and be compatible with existing FM/RDS receivers. However to use the innovation, new receivers will need an RDS2 decoder for the additional streams.
The improvements include text strings that can be twice as long as the current 64-characters capacity, as well as list the program service name of eight characters with a small colored logo in addition. The program service can also be longer and use character coding that support all languages worldwide, which will significantly improve the presentation of the unique station identity.