What: FMeXtra
When: June 17, 2008 12:00 PM

The meeting will be held at the WTOP studios (A/K/A The Glass Enclosed Nerve Center) at 12 Noon on Tuesday, June 17. Lunch will be served.

Please RSVP.

For those not familiar with FMeXtra, a few facts are listed below:

An SCA data stream much like on the Internet
Developed by Digital Radio Express, an early IBOC proponent
Doesn’t bother neighbors on the dial
Offers HI-FI and stereo without noise or crosstalk using AAC+V2 and AMRWB+ coding
Use for new formats, reading and foreign services, IFB, STLs, improved AM coverage
Includes Conditional Access at no extra cost
No upgrades to transmitter, antenna, space, electrical or A/C needed
Encoder is about $12,000 with no licensing or other on-going fees
Quick, simple installation
Variety of bit rates and bandwidth options
Compatible with IBOC, RDS, and existing SCAs
No modulation penalty
Coverage to 60 dBu contour and beyond.  Generally better than IBOC
Table radios available now with more models and car radios coming
Display can show text and pictures and is included