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How Radio Broadcasters can Support RadioDNS
With hybrid radio-equipped vehicles now appearing in the U.S., radio broadcasters need to get registered with RadioDNS so that their stations can take advantage of the additional station-data presentation and streaming-audio capabilities that hybrid radio receivers provide. This session will provide information on the steps needed to provide RadioDNS support, stressing how simple it is and how it can easily be done in-house.

All-digital AM – A Progress Report
WWFD in Frederick, Md., is now in its third year as the first all-digital AM station, and other AM stations have subsequently obtained experimental authority from the FCC to switch to all-digital. We’ll hear from Dave Kolesar at WWFD on the latest lessons learned at his facility as well as from Brian Walsh at WIOE in Fort Wayne, Ind., the newest all-digital AM operation in the U.S.

Radio and the Connected Car – How the Xperi-TiVo Merger is Changing the Game and Driving Value to Broadcasters
Join us for a look under the hood of the only global hybrid radio system that includes metadata, images and other content specific features that are really making radio stations stand out in a crowded dash. Learn how the recent Xperi-TiVo merger is accelerating innovation, service expansion and delivering a world-class in-car radio experience. We’ll also take a look at the opportunities and challenges of Android Automotive and how Xperi, NAB PILOT and leading broadcasters are collaborating to ensure radio’s prominence in those platforms.

Broadcast Equipment Evolution – From Hardware to Software and into the Cloud, Part 1
Broadcast equipment manufacturers have been making strides in simplifying facility infrastructure and preparing for the day when broadcast operations become less of a capital expenditure and more of an operational cost. In this session we’ll hear from broadcasters and developers who are paving the way to simplified – and ideally, cost-reduced – technical operations. This first part of a two part session considers virtualization of traditionally hardware-based systems.

Broadcast Equipment Evolution – From Hardware to Software and into the Cloud, Part 2
Broadcast equipment manufacturers have been making strides in simplifying facility infrastructure and preparing for the day when broadcast operations become less of a capital expenditure and more of an operational cost. In this session we’ll hear from manufacturers who are paving the way to simplified – and ideally cost-reduced – technical operations. This second part of a two part session considers Next-gen HD Radio architectures.

Info Session
Investing in the Connected Future: Visual Radio, Smartphone Apps, Connected Devices and Smart Speakers
Presented by Xperi
An in-depth look at All in Media’s suite of broadcaster solutions that power some of the world’s largest broadcasters with co-founder and digital expert Chris Gould.

Info Session
Radio Air Chain Innovation
Presented by Nautel
Nautel Chief Technology Officer Philipp Schmid along with Nautel Customer Service Technologist Alex Hartman, present an informative and illuminating summary of a recent 3-part webinar series that answers the question of how to centralize the entire HD radio Air-Chain. This exciting, innovative approach paves the way for easier and more flexible digital radio deployments via virtualized audio processing and a software-based Gen4 HD Radio importer/exporter.