Providing the full potential of digital radio on smartphones, tablets and PCs via radio app
Exploiting the full potential of digital radio on smartphones, tablets or PC receivers is possible with the Fraunhofer DAB/DRM MultimediaPlayer radio app. The radio app fully supports the digital radio standards Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) and DIGITALRADIO DAB+.
Along with providing radio programs in stereo and 5.1 surround sound, the Fraunhofer MultimediaPlayer radio app offers a wealth of added-value features, including the parallel transmission of album covers, text messages, weather forecasts and sports results, all of which are displayed directly onto the player. As these features are transmitted together with the digital radio programs they are available without internet connection and free of cost.
Moreover, connecting the player with additional media sources – eg. internet, telephone or navigation facilities – paves the way for the easy and intuitive operation of hybrid applications. For example, Deutschlandradio’s Journaline service has already finessed this concept by enabling its users to access online podcasts and providing studio contact details with just one click.
The transition between information stemming from the internet and information coming via broadcast is seamless. Both data streams come together on the MultimediaPlayer which enables the user to simply choose the desired information without having to locate its origin beforehand.