New FM Via Cell Phone Technology Announced
April 20, 2009 at 10:42 AM (PT)
GLOBAL SECURITY SYSTEMS (GSS) and SILICON LABORATORIES have announced the debut of FM radio data chips plus RDS-based protocol for cell phones and consumer electronics. The technology will allow cell phone users to listen to FM radio, view RDS messages and receive emergency messages.
New antenna technology designed by SILICON LABORATORIES will allow FM reception via an antenna embedded in the cell phone, instead of requiring plugged in headphone wires, which allows mobile devices to remain constantly connected to the FM alerting system, while using the GSS protocol to consume very little power.
GSS NET ALERT FM is currently installed throughout the country, and emergency alert network covers over 90 million persons. The devices currently receive content from broadcasting partners, as well as state and local agencies to ensure wide distribution of NOAA, DHS and FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (FEMA) content including Presidential Alert, Amber Alert and Imminent danger alerts.