NRSC Releases Report On IBOC Surround Sound
February 9, 2007 at 11:04 AM (PT)
The NATIONAL RADIO SYSTEMS COMMITTEE has released its study on surround sound over IBOC digital radio, providing guidance (but not recommendations) on how broadcasters might implement multichannel capability over their HD RADIO streams.
NAB VP/Science & Technology JOHN MARINO said of the report, "We realize that many FM broadcasters are seeking new ways to enhance their programming. Surround sound is an option, and with the release of this document by the NRSC the broadcast industry will have up-to-date information regarding the implementation of this exciting audio technology."
Implementation of surround sound by radio broadcasters and receiver manufacturers will further increase the impact of this technology in our daily lives.
"This new publication will help broadcasters and receiver manufacturers understand the different methods for implementing surround-sound audio in the FM band," said CONSUMER ELECTRONICS ASSOCIATION VP/Technology & Standards BRIAN MARKWALTER. "Implementation of surround sound by radio broadcasters and receiver manufacturers will further increase the impact of this technology in our daily lives."
The report is available for download at www.nrscstandards.org/DRB/misciboc.asp.