Next big IMDA event: NAB in April 2011

The Internet Media Device Alliance has just announced their next event which will take at the National Association of Broadcasters Show in Las Vegas, USA.

Together with Jan Nordmann (Fraunhofer USA Digital Media Technologies) and John Ousby (vTuner), I will be talking about the IMDA and the latest developments in radio on connected devices. As chairman of the Technical Committee, (somewhat surprisingly) I will be addressing technical aspects, concentrating on

  • the Service Identification for Broadcasters and Aggregators which allows broadcasters to describe their organisation, their programmes and the associated streams in machine-readable form
  • the Central Discovery System which the IMDA currently develops – this is basically a notification system that propagates changes in broadcasters‘ metadata to anybody who is interested (most importantly Internet Radios)
  • IMDA device profiles 1 („basic“) and 2 („advanced audio“), giving advice on what features really matter on Internet Radios, also reflecting recent trends in terms of the use of various audio codecs

The presentations will be given in the Radio PIT in the Radio/Pro Audio, Central Hall (booth C456) on the afternoon of April 12, 2011.

We will also have a booth in the International Research Park in North Hall (booth N3239).  We will be there  throughout the exhibition (April 11-14). You can find us on the interactive floorplan.

Come and see us and have all your questions answered!

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EBU Digital Radio Summit 2011

Together with John Ousby, I presented an update on the Internet Media Device Alliance’s recent activities at the EBU Digital Radio Summit 2011 on February 16th, 2011 in Geneva.

Here are the slides in PDF format: IMDA Accomplishments 2010 & Goals for 2011.

The IMDA also held a series of meetings, primarily working on the Service Identification for Broadcasters and Aggregators. See here for details on the meetings.

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