[Missouri-l] FW: [leadership] Accessible HD Radio from Dice Electronics
dhuff at moblind.org
Wed Jun 30 06:10:19 CDT 2010
Subject: [leadership] Accessible HD Radio from Dice Electronics
Several months ago, someone on this list asked about an accessible HD Radio.
I replied that such a unit was on the horizon, but that I could not disclose
what I knew about it.
That was because I was part of a volunteer advisory team from the
International Association of Audio Information Services, IAAIS, the
organization of radio reading service professionals, which was working with
Dice Electronics toward the release of this receiver.
Below is information about the iTR-100A Vision Free HD Radio from the Dice
This unit began shipping last week, but I strongly suspect quantities are
1. The accessible model is the iTR-100A.
2. The receiver also works for AM HD, although the information below doesn't
mention that fact.
3. The radio reading service feature referenced below is *not the 67 or 92
KHZ analogue FM sub-carrier. It is a new digital authorization scheme to
instruct an HD receiver to receive a digital Radio Reading Service signal.
All I can say about this feature is that it will be tested in selected radio
reading service stations soon.
You will find the information which appears below my signature, along with
accessible downloadable documentation, and ordering information for the
radio in the iTR-100A link near the top of the Dice Electronics website.
Mike Duke, K5XU, Director,
Radio Reading Service of Mississippi
Based on the popular DICE iTR-100 tabletop HD Radio(tm), this unit was
designed with special consideration for the visually impaired. Practical
and audible feedback have been added which makes operating the iTR-100A
simple and intuitive.
Each button press is followed by an audio queue to help guide the user
through actions such as station browsing or setting up the alarm clock. All
and knobs are arranged and spaced apart with ease of use in mind. The
compact size of the unit makes it easy to enjoy the enhanced noise-free
of HD Radio or RRS (Radio Reading Service) at home or in your office.
iTR-100A Vision Free HD Radio Features
Audio Feedback: Voice announcements are made to guide the user through each
button press. Radio station information, time and settings are all assisted
by vocal queues.
RRS Capable: Register the radio's serial number with a local Radio Reading
Service provider to access the RRS content.
Alarm Clock: Announces the current time on wake and begins to play preset
Access to Multicast Channels: Access more content with HD Radio's Multicast
channels. These are HD2 and HD3 channels found on HD Radio frequencies.
Mike Duke, K5XU
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