Transforming the digital radio listener experience with Bluetooth connectivity

Frontier Silicon the leading supplier of digital radio and network audio technology, has launched its new DAB 5.0 Software Development Kit (SDK), adding Bluetooth connectivity to the company’s Verona DAB/DAB+ module, which means greater usability and smooth integration between multiple smart devices.

DAB 5.0 provides the technology to give consumers complete freedom of listening choice in one simple audio product. Whether it’s crystal clear DAB/DAB+ digital radio, a personal music collection or a favourite online music service, all can be enjoyed wirelessly and managed remotely from the palm of your hand.

Some of the benefits from using Frontier Silicon’s DAB 5.0 are to wirelessly control the digital radio via iOS and Android smart-phones and tablets, browse stations by name and enjoy programme-relevant information in text (DLS) and full-colour images (RadioVIS).

Wireless Bluetoothconnectivity ensures smart device integration and is less dependent on Wi-Fi components, operating systems or physical connections. You can also switch between different smart devices at the push of a button.

In a time when everyone has a smart device or two, there was a need and demand to have the flexibility of listening to music from different sources, says Prem Rajalingham, Frontier Silicon’s VP of Sales and Support.

  “DAB 5.0 has been designed to enable products to bring this content together and deliver an enhanced experience via wireless integration with iOS and Android handheld devices – and all in a product the size and cost of a traditional speaker dock or quality portable radio,” the VP said.

Frontier Silicon is headquartered in London, and services some of the world’s biggest names in digital audio. They offer solutions for DAB/DAB+, internet radio and connected audio – from silicon through software to production-ready platform designs.