The digital era will end up catching up with one of the most traditional forms of communication, analog radio.
in the same way as we live the decline of conventional television and we had to learn to live with DTT, it seems that the analog radio will pass away in some time. Guilty? A standard called DAB+, which will digitize radio signals and which will have to get used to soon. But don’t worry, some solutions have been with us for a long time, since you can use radio apps on Android devices or use Echo speakers to listen to the radio.
DAB+ is the standard that will eventually reach cars, homes and receivers
It is not a question of turning our backs on analogue radio, but of welcome to the future of digital communications. In this case, the DAB communications protocol It was devised at the turn of the century and was known as Eureka 147 at its inception. During these years it has been updated, until we find ourselves face to face with the DAB+. These acronyms, in English, tell us about the Digital Audio Transmission and teach a standard for receivers, both home and portable.
It is to be expected that more and more vehicles will adapt their infotainment equipment to this digital standard, but Nowadays there are already options to be able to convert your old radio, as you can see in the video that we leave you on these lines, and accept the new communications protocol. It was in 2007 when the standard adopted the name DAB+in an update that allowed to be almost three times more efficient than previous digital radio, since it made use of the AAC+ codec.
WorldDAB is the company behind the development of this technology, promoting its use and replacement of conventional analogue radio. This protocolin a quick summary, what it does is pick up analog signal and turn it digital. At the moment, the United Kingdom is the country that is doing the most to bring this DAB+ to a greater number of people, although we suspect that the benefits of the protocol will begin to be present in more countries. By the way, two of the great advantages of DAB+ the thing is does not need internet connection and that the sound quality is superior to conventional analog radio.