iBiquity Digital and TagStation Unveil World's First Automotive Platform Converging Digital Radio Broadcasting and Mobile Application Technologies


Combined Offering Showcases an HD Radio Experience Enhanced with NextRadio's Interactive Services



Central Hall - Booth 8232



LAS VEGAS - 2015 International CES Show -- iBiquity Digital Corporation, the developer of digital HD Radio™ Technology for AM and FM audio and data broadcasting, and TagStation, the developers of the NextRadio® platform, announced today the launch of their first joint product demonstrating the benefits of  interactive digital radio in a connected car.  



The demonstration platform is the first combination of both analog and HD Radio® broadcasting with NextRadio® services.  It will showcase the benefits of the "Connected Car" combining free over-the-air broadcast radio services with the elegant visual and digital capabilities of the NextRadio app.  The combined technologies will deliver a highly personalized and contextual suite of services to the car radio platform enabling a level of engagement, programming information and interactivity never before available for local radio services.



"By bringing together, the HD Radio Experience and the IP delivered services of NextRadio, we have dramatically improved the consumer experience of broadcast radio across all stations, both analog and digital," said iBiquity Digital COO, Jeff Jury. "We firmly believe that radio's dominant position in the automotive dash will continue and be enhanced through our joint technology efforts.  This new platform can provide a unique, interactive and engaging consumer experience for the almost 15,000 AM and FM radio stations in the country."



iBiquity Digital's HD Radio®, a digital technology that enables radio broadcasters to offer unique FM content via HD2/HD3 channels, crystal-clear sound on both the AM and FM bandwidths - all free and with no subscriptions to radio listeners.



"The joint development agreement between TagStation and iBiquity provides automakers and broadcasters the opportunity to develop solutions that ensure radio listeners have the optimal, modern experience with all broadcast radio programming," said Paul Brenner, SVP for TagStation. "By adding connectivity to broadcast radio, both analog and digital, for the built-in connected car and paired smartphone car we have been able to provide a rich suite of interactive services that connect people with radio like never before."



TagStation's NextRadio® innovative, cross-platform technology extends from smartphones, tablets, and now to the automotive dash transforming radio broadcasts into a visually engaging and interactive experience.



Unveiling the world's first prototype automotive platform that combines the companies' respective technologies, iBiquity Digital and TagStation's CES exhibit comes four months after the companies initially announced their joint development agreement.  CES will serve as a platform to showcase the consumer benefits of digital broadcasting coupled with contextual, IP delivered services to automotive and consumer electronics product planners and developers.



The convergence of these technologies will be showcased at the International CES on Tuesday, January 6 - Friday, January 9, 2015 at booth # 8232 at the Las Vegas Convention Center's Central Hall.



The International CES is the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for more than 40 years.



About iBiquity Digital Corporation

iBiquity Digital Corporation is the developer of HD Radio™ Technology, which is fueling the digital radio revolution in the United States and around the world. The digital technology enables broadcasters to offer new and unique FM content via HD2/HD3 channels, crystal-clear sound and data services on both the AM and FM bands - all free, with no subscription fee. Leading broadcasters, consumer electronics manufacturers, automakers and retailers are committed to HD Radio Technology. iBiquity Digital is a privately held company with operations in Columbia, MD, Auburn Hills, MI, and Piscataway, NJ. For additional information visit www.hdradio.com and www.ibiquity.com.



About TagStation, LLC and NextRadio®

TagStation, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Emmis Communications Corporation (NASDAQ:EMMS). TagStation, LLC has developed the TagStation® service to provide radio stations with artist and title information and unique interactivity with listeners.  With partial funding from NAB Labs, TagStation also developed the NextRadio® hybrid radio smartphone app which uses TagStation® cloud services to provide a rich FM radio listening experience on smartphones and tablets by combining the devices' built-in FM tuner and the internet. Founded in 2013, TagStation, LLC is headquartered in Indianapolis, IN with offices in Indianapolis and Chicago, IL. For more information, about TagStation®, visit TagStation.com. For more information about NextRadio®, visit NextRadioApp.com.



For the full press kit, please visit:  

http://www.virtualpressoffice.com/kit/y2s4



Note to editors: HD Radio™, Artist Experience, and the "HD Radio" logo are proprietary trademarks of iBiquity Digital Corp. The "HD" in HD Radio™ is part of iBiquity Digital's brand name for its advanced digital AM/FM system. It does not mean hybrid digital or high-definition digital; both of these are incorrect.



Source

iBiquity Digital Corporation



Contact: Jason Magner, Rogers Cowan, 310-854-8128, jmagner@rogersandcowan.com; or Michael Cox, NextRadio, 317-684-8336, mcox@tagstation.com



Web Site: http://www.ibiquity.com


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