DRCG - New Radio Platforms and ApplicationsMarch 22, 2011 Introduction to RadioDNSPascal Charest
How to listen to radio?
What will win the fight? Internet or Broadcast
Why not a win-win situation? Internet or Broadcast and
RadioDNS RadioDNS provides the missing link between broadcast and internet networks. Uses the broadcast Uses Internet for infrastructure for additional services audio delivery
What is DNS? Domain Name System is an internet standard to translate hostname into IP addresses.
What is RadioDNS? RadioDNS is an hybrid standard that defines a procedure to translate broadcast signal information into hostname / IP addresses.
How does it work? Extended country code CE1 Program identification C586 FM frequency 95.8
RadioDNS features Patent free Not for profit organization Uses existing infrastructure Based on existing Internet protocol Defined for AM / FM / HD Radio / DAB / DRM / Internet Provides a way to measure audience
RadioVIS RadioVIS visually enhances broadcast audio with slideshow delivered over IP. Image src: Mathias Coinchon, EBU-EUR, Hybrid Radio Seminar
How does RadioVIS work? Image src: Mathias Coinchon, EBU-EUR
RadioVIS use cases "Whats playing now?" "Whos speaking?" "Is there additional information?" "What the traffic looks like?" "Do you have a link with the ad? " "Yeah, my radio is really hot!"
RadioVIS on Pure Sensia Image src: radiodns.org
RadioVIS features Send link of JPEG or PNG images Send text Send image and/or text links that user can click on Based on STOMP protocol (push) Based on COMET protocol (HTTP push)
RadioEPG RadioEPG provides electronic program guide on both current and future shows. timing contact details synopsis station logo ...
RadioEPG use cases "Whats playing now?" "Whats playing tomorrow?" "I want to contact the presenter." "Please, remind me when this program will play again."
RadioEPG features Defined for AM / FM / DAB / DRM / HD Radio / IP Common multi-protocol definition Uses HTTP Based on ETSI TS 102 818 XML; DAB EPG Can be used for station logo
RadioTAG RadioTAG provides a tagging framework to capture user interest in what they are hearing on the radio. A tag is a collection of meta-data that uniquely references a point in time to a specific audio service on a specific device.
RadioTAG use cases "I want to vote for this song." "I want to subscribe to the podcast for this show." "I love this song! I want to buy it." "I want to find out more about this news." "This ad seems interesting."
RadioTAG features Defined for AM / FM / DAB / DRM / HD Radio / IP Tag database is on broadcaster server User authentication User can add comments Support multi-devices user Support offline tagging
So, now, where to start? Configure broadcast signalling (RDS, AMSS, ...) Ask radiodns.org to add a record in the database Setup a web server Setup one of the RadioDNS service: RadioVIS RadioTAG RadioEPGEt voilà!
Issues Governance Veracity of information Do we want to create a RadioDNS Canadian domain administration? Devices We need more devices FM chips must be enabled in cell phones The more RadioDNS is used, the more cellular data is used RadioDNS service servers We need more solutions
Thank you!Useful links:RadioDNS website http://radiodns.orgResources for mobile multimedia broadcasting (CRC) http://mmbtools.crc.caResources for Open Mobile Broadcast Devices (CRC) http://openmokast.org