The IMDA Automotive Profile 1, Revision 1 was released on January 10, 2013 as a result of the ongoing work done by our Automotive Working group. This specification provides an in-detail technical description of mandatory and optional features and functionalities an IMDA compliant Internet car radio supports. More specifics regarding the Profile can be found on our documents page. You can download Automotive Profile 1 below.
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Internet Media Device Alliance (IMDA) and Radio DNS today announced that they are working together to align and standardize core information required from traditional and internet only radio providers to create a better radio experience for listeners.
LAS VEGAS – 10th January 2013. At the 5th annual IMDA CES summit today comes the welcome news that the non profit trade organizations, IMDA and Radio DNS, are collaborating on core metadata requirements from broadcasters with the aim of standardizing the Hybrid Radio EPG through the international standards body ETSI. This will offer certainty and stability for OEMs and broadcasters alike.
The Hybrid Radio EPG will be the foundation for the IMDA mission to work on open technology that lets Internet streamed radio work in a consistent and reliable way on Internet connected media devices: enhancing the listener experience and making Internet radio on devices better.
For Radio DNS, The Hybrid Radio EPG will provide the basis for their work on open technology that lets traditional broadcast radio and the internet work together: enhancing the listener experience, and making radio better
The Hybrid Radio EPG – One Format Fits All
Ecosystem Benefits :
For broadcasters the Hybrid Radio EPG will be almost identical to current metadata they make available in the existing ETSI standards that form the basis for DAB, DRM, HD Radio or Radioplayer.
For providers of internet only streams or on demand content, the Hybrid Radio EPG will be a convenient and consistent way to describe their services.
For manufacturers it is likely that the Hybrid Radio EPG will be simpler to parse and use, and that code re-use should be possible from existing applications.
For further information and reader enquiries:
IMDA, New York : Claudia Jablonski, Program Manager
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org : tel: +1 646 244 3161: web: imdalliance.org
Radio DNS, UK : Caroline Brindle, Project Co-ordinator
twitter : @radioDNS : tel: +44 1600 88835 : web: radiodns.org
The following article appeared in Inside Radio on May 9, 2012.
As automakers embrace internet radio in their new digital dashboards, an international group that’s been working with the makers of desktop receivers has turned its attention to the car. The four-year old Internet Media Device Alliance (IMDA) hopes to hash out the basic technical specifications of web radio among broadcasters, automakers and receiver manufacturers. “The idea is to help broadcasters get what they want out of car radios and to help the automakers have the best experience for their consumer, which is exactly what they want,” IMDA chairman Harry Johnson says. The group’s goal is to avoid some of the mistakes made when desktop internet radios first came to market during the past decade as different devices used different technologies and streaming codex. “It basically ended up like the wild west,” Johnson says. “Broadcasters had no way of knowing which type of streams they were supposed to supply to the market because it might play on a Samsung but not a Sony.” IMDA helped develop agreed-upon guidelines for in-home devices such as Blu-ray players, web televisions and other AV receivers. The same would be done for dashboard receivers. Read more
First IMDA Auto Internet Radio Workshop Major Success thanks to Industry-wide Participation
The Internet Media Device Alliance (IMDA) for the first time hosted a car specific Internet radio workshop that brought together industry leaders from the automotive and broadcast sectors.
PARIS, – April 2012 – the IMDA Auto Internet Radio Workshop was focused on the challenges and opportunities the industry is facing with the introduction of Internet radio services to cars. Representatives from car makers such as Audi, Daimler, Toyota and PSA Peugeot Citroen, broadcasters such as BBC, CBS Radio, RNW, SWR and broadcaster organizations including WorldDMB, the EBU and RadioDNS as well as platform and chip companies such as NXP, Frontier Silicon and Google made this event a special occasion. In a joint effort, those ecosystem players are developing standards that allow for a seamless Internet radio experience in the car…
Summary of our working group activities and upcoming meetings.
Highlights include our upcoming meeting in Paris of the Automotive Working Group. This is an open meeting for non-member automakers, their suppliers, and broadcasters. This Newsletter also includes information about The Central Discovery Service (CDS) which is now in operation. This system allows media organisations to notify interested parties about metadata changes free of charge.IMDA Newsletter
Summary of our working group activities and upcoming meetings.
This Newsletter includes information about the upcoming NAB Show, along with an update on our Central Discovery Service, and reports from our 2 new working groups.IMDA Newsletter September 2011
Today’s Internet Radio breaks down geographic boundaries and lowers the entry
barrier to audio broadcasting. We now have access to a huge and growing number
of radio stations – wherever we are and whatever the time zone. However, there are
very few mechanisms in place that can aid us to identify audio broadcasts of our
choosing or our favourite radio stations, DJs, music, discussion topics or even
podcasts. Unlike traditional FM radio, connected radios should exploit the Internet
and provide features based on information about the content, the content providers
and the listeners. Read more
Summary of recent conferences at RadioDays Europe and NAB along with reports from our committees and working groups.
This Newsletter includes summaries of recent conferences along with reports on the activities of our committees and working groups.IMDA Newsletter - April 2011
At NAB Las Vegas, the Internet Media Device Alliance (IMDA) will inform about standardization and certification efforts on service metadata that will help broadcasters get a better online distribution
LAS VEGAS (NAB booth N3239), – April 08, 2011 – An ongoing process of standardization and certification by the IMDA is set to further boost the already burgeoning popularity of Internet radio services. At NAB, representatives of the IMDA will be present to inform about the ongoing efforts and engage in a dialog with broadcaster on how to apply the developed standards.NAB Press Release
Summary of the Internet Radio Forum at CES and information on our activities for 2011.
This Newsletter outlines our future meeting schedule and highlights include summaries of our Internet Radio Forum at CES and information on our activities for 2011.IMDA Newsletter February 2011