1986-03-01

Progress Report on the Implementation of the European Radio-Data System for FM Broadcasting 860124

The Radio-Data System RDS presented here is the subject of a new Draft CCIR Recommendation, which has been adopted by the October/November 1985 Final meeting of CCIR Study Group 10 <1>. The system is the result of an internationally coordinated reseatch initiative which was carried out within the activities of the EBU over a period of almost 10 years. This work, was concluded in its first phase in 1984 with the publication of the specification of the RDS system <2>.
The following presentation summarizes briefly the objectives to be achieved with the RDS system and its coordinated applications. Since several European countries envisage now the implementation of the RDS system, some operational aspects have been investigated, and some questions are considered which were raised in a broad general, or better, the international context, of using the system.
Contacts between European industry and the EBU have also provided additional background on further RDS developments.

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