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Authored by two leading experts in Radio Data System (RDS) technology, this book provides easy access to information on RDS technology, specifications, and implementation in one authoritative reference. The authors, who are key figures in the development of RDS and RDS-TMC technology, use a step-by-step approach to overview the background, techniques, capabilities, and limits of these systems. This comprehensive guide references and explains the most up-to-date enhancements to RDS and RBDS (the US specification of RDS) as adopted by the official standardization bodies of CENELEC in Europe and the NRSC of NAB/EIA in the USA. It also includes: The first comprehensive description of RDS-TMC and its implementation as pursued by the European Commission; A detailed discussion of solution-enhancing alternative radio data systems; RDS implementation information held by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and the RDS Forum.
Table Of Contents
What Can be Achieved with RDS and How Have the Relevant Specifications Developed. RDS in Europe vs. RBDS in the USA - Summary of Changes in the Latest Specifications. RDS Features Serving as Tuning Aids (PI, ECC, PS, AF lists, TP, Slow Labeling). Radio Programme Travel Information Services (TA, EON and EON-TA). Radio Programme Related Data Services (PTY, PTYN, RT, DI, PIN, Language id.). Open Data Application (ODA, AID). Impact on Intelligent Transport Systems (RDS-TMC, Dynamic Route Guidance, DGPS). Radio Paging (RP and Enhanced Radio Paging). Various Other Applications (CT, IH, TDC, EWS). RDS Encoders and the Universal Encoder Communication Protocol (UECP). Receivers. Other Radio Data Services: AMDS, SWIFT/DARC, DAB, GSM. The Future of RDS. Appendices.