Trajcem, I see what you mean. Did a search on Wikipedia.
I had a 2007 Hyundai Santa fe diesel (loved it) and it come with a tape deck slot (SF made in USA) so US equipment requirements are sometimes behind the world standards.
Originally Posted by trajcem
Thanks, I remember the comment. My question was more specific in reference to standards. The Australian standard is DAB+ and the links comments refer to DAB. Beleive it or not the + makes a difference and in early days some DAB devices didn't work on our network.
, the organisation in charge of the DAB standards, announced DAB+, a major upgrade to the DAB standard in 2006, when the HE-AAC
v2 audio codec
(also known as eAAC+
) was adopted. The new standard, which is called DAB+, has also adopted the MPEG Surround
audio format and stronger error correction coding
in the form of Reed-Solomon
coding. DAB+ has been standardised as ETSI
TS 102 563.
As DAB is not forward compatible
with DAB+, older DAB receivers can not receive DAB+ broadcasts. However, DAB receivers that will be able to receive the new DAB+ standard via a firmware upgrade
went on sale in July 2007. If a receiver is DAB+ compatible, there will be a sign on the product packaging.
DAB+ broadcasts have launched in several countries like Switzerland,
Malta, Ireland, Italy, Australia and Germany. Malta was the first country to launch DAB+ in Europe. Several other countries are also expected to launch DAB+ broadcasts over the next few years, such as Hungary and Asian countries, such as China, Vietnam and Japan, and the U.S. If DAB+ stations launch in established DAB countries, they can transmit alongside existing DAB stations that use the older MPEG-1 Audio Layer II
audio format, and most existing DAB stations are expected to continue broadcasting until the vast majority of receivers support DAB+.
Main article: Digital Multimedia Broadcasting
Digital Multimedia Broadcasting
(DMB) and DAB-IP
are suitable for mobile radio and TV both because they support MPEG 4 AVC
and WMV9 respectively as video codecs. However, a DMB video subchannel can easily be added to any DAB transmission, as it was designed to be carried on a DAB subchannel. DMB broadcasts in Korea carry conventional MPEG 1 Layer II DAB audio services alongside their DMB video services.
Norway, South Korea and France are countries currently broadcasting DMB.