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Digital Radio and Rich Radio

  • Study and support at the engineering for the development of multimedia services, “Rich Radio” and “Hybrid radio content” of DAB + platform and extending them to the platforms and Web App
  • Analysis of support for automated production technologies, indexing programs and applications on connected devices
  • Market analysis, international standards and receivers (also in collaboration with houses
    automotive)

Projects in this area (5)

Active project

Digital Radio

DAB+: the digital evolution of radio

In Italy, radio is one of the most popular media, thanks to its immediacy and ubiquity. DAB+ is the technology chosen by most European countries for the digital evolution of radio. Reliability, sound quality, transmission efficiency, energy efficiency, textual and graphic information services: DAB+ Digital Radio overcomes analogue radio in several ways.

The standard has been successfully adopted by several European countries: as Norway, Germany, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Netherlands, Denmark, Italy. Among them, Norway has begun the FM switch-off at the beginning of 2017, and other countries have plans for the Digital Switch-Over.

Active project

Recommender Systems for Audio and Video Contents

An investigation of the solutions to limit information overload for radio television media

The advent of the Internet and the proliferation of digital services have led to a radical change in the way people enjoy radio and television. The plethora of products, services and content available on the Internet has accustomed its users to interactivity, the ability to search and choose when and what media content to listen, transforming the traditional radio and television listeners into an active consumers, capable of expressing their tastes and preferences. Paradoxically, the vast amount of content available has created an informative overhead and created the problem of finding the most suitable content for each user.
Recommender Systems represent the technological response to the need of relevance. In this context, the broadcaster has the opportunity to evolve its communicative paradigm: in addition to broadcast its content, it can propose the most relevant to its users.

Active Project

Personalized Linear Radio

Personalized Radio and the Hybrid Content Radio Framework

Personalized Linear Radio is based on the idea of replacing part of the audio of linear radio with personalized and user-specific audio content. Audio content can be downloaded from the Internet or from other sources. The context can be the profile of the listener, her mood and activity she is doing, her position, the weather conditions, and all the factors that contribute to characterizing the listener’s status. The ultimate goal of the service is to improve listeners’ user experience, giving them targeted content, while optimizing the use of network resources.

Active project

Multimedia IN Digital radio

MIND: a management system for Digital Radio Multimedia Services

MIND is the “Content Management” and “Multichannel Publishing” system that allows to associate and synchronize images and textual information with each of the DAB+ radio channels distributed across the network nationwide. Its ability to synchronize with the channel’s schedule and to choose and create new content to be transmitted, allows to get a channel dynamism even without a continuous publisher’s intervention.

Active project

Metadata standard for interoperable Recommender Systems

Leveraging MPEG-21 UD,  the integration of recommendations provided by different engines is allowed, and, standard descriptions for the users, their context and the services providing potentially interesting (i.e. recommendable) items are described.  Adopting MPEG-21 UD standard descriptions, a service provider can properly integrate multiple recommendations thus enhancing its service and, likely, improving the
user experience.