Indianapolis – Emmis Communications Corporation (Nasdaq: EMMS) has announced that its TagStation® hybrid radio data service is expanding support for broadcasters’ on-air system integration by working with Jump2Go/AudioActive’s JumpGate RDS and HD Radio solutions.
In an ongoing effort to help prepare radio stations for the anticipated release of FM-enabled smartphones and the rapidly growing influx of HD Radio-enabled Artist Experience dashboards coming to market from popular automakers, Emmis has expanded options for a more industry-wide adoption of its TagStation product by combining efforts with this popular device-maker and middleware. Joining Broadcast Electronics’ TRE, Arctic Palm’s Center Stage Live, and ENCO’s PADapult datacasting systems, Jump2Go/AudioActive’s JumpGate solution now ties into TagStation, the cloud-based engine that supplies data for the NextRadio™ smartphone application and the HD Radio Artist Experience.
Paul Brenner of Emmis says, “The TagStation team realizes that many stations have already made investments in hardware and software for linking on-air systems to the internet. We continue to work towards helping stations leverage their original investment, and this collaboration with Jump2Go/AudioActive integration is indicative of our commitment to that work. Our number one goal is to get ready for the anticipated FM Smartphone launch and expanding the capability of existing station infrastructure is a key component of speed to market.”
The ability to provide support for middleware systems is important to the success of a rich hybrid radio artist and ad experience. Any other systems interested in partnerships should reach out to Mike Englebrecht, Director of Client Services, at email@example.com.
2013 NAB SHOW ATTENDEES, please stop by Booth C955 for a live demo of TagStation and the NextRadio smartphone app. On-the-spot sign-up for TagStation service is available throughout the duration of the show.
Please visit www.TagStation.com for more information about this product.
About Emmis Communications
Emmis Communications Corporation is a diversified media company, principally focused on radio broadcasting. Emmis operates the 9th largest publicly traded radio portfolio in the United States based on total listeners. Emmis operates 19 FM and three AM radio stations in New York, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Austin, Indianapolis and Terre Haute, IN.
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