iBiquity is a company formed by the merger of USA Digital Radio and Lucent Digital Radio, with the goal of creating an in-band on-channel (IBOC) digital radiosystem for the United States. It can operate on both AM band and FM band broadcasts either in a digital-only mode, or in a "hybrid" digital+analog mode. Most broadcasts for the foreseeable future will use the hybrid method, reportedly giving AM stations "FM quality" sound, while allowing FM stations to achieve "CD quality" audio or carry multiple audio programs. The technology is marketed under the term HD Radio (or expanded unnecessarily, "Hybrid-Digital Radio"). A company in the broadest sense is an aggregation of people who stay together for a common purpose. ... The phrase mergers and acquisitions or M&A refers to the aspect of corporate finance strategy and management dealing with the merging and acquiring of different companies as well as assets. ... Goal is a graffiti artist who is a member of the crew 1134 http://en. ... In-band on-channel (IBOC) is a method of transmitting digital radio and analog radio broadcast signals simultaneously on the same frequency. ... Digital radio describes radio technologies which carry information as a digital signal. ... A system is an assemblage of inter-related elements comprising a unified whole. ... Mediumwave radio transmissions (sometimes called Medium frequency or MF) are those between the frequencies of 300 kHz and 3000 kHz. ... In most of the world, the FM broadcast band, used for broadcasting FM radio stations, goes from 87. ... Interference colors. ... HD-Radio is a marketing catch-phrase used for IBOC, the terrestrial digital radio standard in the United States. ...
Today IBiquity Digital, the privately held outfit cooking up the next generation of conventional radio technology that makes AM sound like FM and FM sound like a CD, says it is acquiring all the radio-related intellectual property of a firm called Command Audio.
IBiquity's mission is to defend conventional broadcast radio against the up-and-coming threat of satellite radio services, particularly XM Satellite Radio (nasdaq: XMSR - news - people) and Sirius Satellite Radio (nasdaq: SIRI - news - people).
If IBiquity's plans to roll out digital services by the start of 2003 are still on track, you can expect to start hearing a lot more about digital radio in the months to come.
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