Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Coming Soon - A Simple Way To Add Great-sounding HD Radio To Your Car Audio System
That is good news. A company called DICE Electronics has announced the development of a new device that integrates HD radio in today's car audio system. The unit is small, compact and can be added to a car audio system in minutes. DICE Electronics says the HD-DICE will be available in the second quarter of 2006 and will be compatible with Audi. GM, Nissan, BMW, Honda, Toyota, Chrysler, Mazda and Volkswagen vehicles. Jim Lukas, Vice President of Sales for DICE Electronics recently told reporters that "we are delighted to offer solutions that allow customers to receive and listen to digital AM / FM signals without having to replace the factory radio. Customers can now really enjoy CD-quality digital broadcasts with your vehicle's audio systems and no monthly fees or contracts. "What is HD Radio? HD Radio technology serves as the analog (AM and FM are analog signals). The difference is that the station broadcasting HD Radio technology transmits an extra digital radio signal, with its normal analog signal. You can also send a third signal for text data. The receiver receives the radio signal - just like an AM or FM signal. If you have an HD Radio receiver, it is decompressed and translate the signal and viola! AM stations sound as clear and static free, and today's AM stations. For FM stations is crystal clear sound from a CD. Over 2,800 radio stations in the United States is the process of conversion to HD Radio system with more than 500 HD Radio broadcasters currently on the air. HD Radio technology transmits digital audio and data alongside existing AM and FM analog signals, allowing listeners to HD Radio compatible receivers to enjoy a CD-quality sound, while virtually eliminating the static and hiss associated typically with analog radio. What else can you expect from your HD Radio? Furthermore, the technology provides a platform for advanced new services, including scrolling text on receiver display screens (eg artist name and song titles, weather forecasts, school closures), updates on actual delivery of real-time traffic of vehicles, and multicasting - a feature that allows FM stations to broadcast up to eight tracks of digital programming in addition to frequency and current analog signals. For more information about HD Radio, just go to my website, www. HD-radio-home.com, for all the rumors. Douglas Hanna is a retired marketing executive and author of numerous articles on HD radio and family finances.