As Hong Kong approaches full switch on of DAB+ digital radio channels in the next few months, international technology company All In Media (AIM) has been named the sole supplier of DAB Slideshow and Text management systems for Hong Kong’s DAB+ roll out.
AIM’s local partner, technology company BTL, specified All In Media products as part of its hardware and system integration service to the broadcasters involved in the project.
The Aim software is at the heart of the visualisation of the DAB+ broadcasts, delivering text and images from a mix of static and dynamic content.
Following the granting of licences last year, extended trial broadcasts are currently under way by state broadcaster RTHK and commercial operators Phoenix U, Metro Broadcast and DBCHK.
The full DAB+ service of 18 channels will commence in early 2012. For commercial broadcasters, DAB+ visual services provide a means of generating new revenue streams from advertisers and sponsors.
All In Media’s Managing Director Chris Gould has told radioinfo: “We are pleased to be at the forefront of the expansion of digital radio to Hong Kong. We’re delighted that Hong Kong has joined the growing list of international broadcasters who are using our products to power their next-generation digital radio services.”
Terence Yiu, Senior Systems Engineer from Phoenix U, says the broadcaster wanted a system “with a proven track record and AIM provided a customised solution to suit the local market. Simple installation and seamless integration with other systems made it an easy choice.”
AIM is the leading supplier of digital radio software and mobile phone apps to the European and Australian radio industries. Its management systems are the most widely-deployed DAB data management products in the world.