iBiquity Digital Provides FCC With New Test Results on FM Digital Broadcasting

Digital Technology Company Completes Field Tests In

The Nation's Most Challenging Radio Market: San Francisco



Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from iBiquity Digital Corporation

    COLUMBIA, Md. and WARREN, N.J., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- iBiquity Digital
 Corporation, the leading developer of digital AM and FM radio broadcast
 technology, today submitted successful San Francisco test results on its IBOC
 digital broadcast system to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and
 the National Radio Systems Committee (NRSC).  San Francisco is acknowledged to
 be the most challenging urban area in the United States for reliable and
 quality analog FM radio reception.  The mountains that surround the city
 obstruct and reflect the analog FM signals, causing severe distortion.  The
 data submitted to the FCC and NRSC, resulting from extensive field testing at
 San Francisco station KLLC-FM, demonstrated that iBiquity Digital's IBOC
 system provided superior digital quality audio and much more reliable
 reception than present analog FM transmissions.
     Today, radio in the United States is broadcast using analog signals.
 iBiquity Digital's iDAB(TM) technology uses an IBOC approach to broadcasting,
 enabling radio broadcasters to transmit a digital signal capable of delivering
 digital quality audio as well as wireless data for a wide variety of consumer
 applications, including traffic and weather information.  In the future, in-
 vehicle radios, home audio and potentially a host of consumer electronics
 devices, such as personal digital assistants and smart phones, will receive
 wireless data transmitted by digital AM and FM radio stations.
     "The results from our San Francisco tests submitted to the FCC and NRSC
 today, along with previously submitted test results from Las Vegas and
 Washington, DC, clearly demonstrate the superior performance of the IBOC
 technology in real-world environments," said Robert Struble, President and
 CEO, iBiquity Digital Corporation.  "With the submission of these test
 results, we continue to move forward toward the selection of our IBOC system
 as the digital radio standard for the United States."
     Glynn Walden, iBiquity Digital vice president of broadcast engineering,
 who oversaw the San Francisco field tests, stated, "We are extremely pleased
 with the exceptional performance of our IBOC technology in the nation's most
 difficult market for radio reception. Our field tests show that in the
 presence of San Francisco's mountainous terrain, we delivered high quality,
 CD-like digital audio that was free of the artifacts, noise and distortion
 that plague FM analog reception in the San Francisco Bay area."
 
     About iBiquity Digital
     iBiquity Digital (http://www.ibiquity.com ) is a leading technology
 innovator working to develop and commercialize digital radio broadcast and
 audio compression technology solutions. It's AM and FM digital broadcast
 technology using an IBOC approach, trademarked iDAB(TM), will transform the
 terrestrial radio industry from being providers of audio-only analog to being
 providers of high quality digital audio and wireless data services.  PAC(TM)
 is a highly customizable audio compression technology currently being
 incorporated into wireless solutions, such as XM Satellite Radio's Satellite
 Digital Audio Radio System (SDARS).  iBiquity Digital was formed from the
 merger of Lucent Digital Radio and USA Digital Radio. The company is privately
 held with operations in Columbia, MD, Warren, NJ, and Detroit MI.
     iBiquity Digital's owners serve as a major source of guidance and support.
 The broad ownership group includes 14 of the nation's largest radio
 broadcasters, and other prominent technology, media and investment companies:
 ABC, Inc., New York; Allbritton New Media, Inc., Washington, DC; Beasley
 Broadcast Group, Inc., Naples, Florida; Bonneville International Corporation,
 Salt Lake City; Citadel Communications Corporation, Las Vegas; Clear Channel
 Communications, Inc., San Antonio; Cox Radio, Inc., Atlanta; Cumulus Media,
 Inc., Milwaukee; DB Capital Partners, New York; Emmis Communications,
 Indianapolis; Entercom Communications Corporation, Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania;
 Flatiron Partners, New York; Gannett Co. Inc., Arlington, Virginia; Granite
 Ventures, LLC., San Francisco; Grotech Capital Group, Timonium, Maryland;
 Harris Corporation, Melbourne, Florida; Hispanic Broadcasting Corporation,
 Dallas; J.P. Morgan Partners, New York; J&W Seligman & Co. Incorporated, New
 York; Lucent Technologies, Murray Hill, New Jersey; Pequot Capital, Westport,
 Connecticut; Pictet, Geneva, Switzerland; Radio One, Inc., Lanham, Maryland;
 Regent Communications, Inc., Covington, Kentucky; Riggs Capital Partners, LLC,
 Washington, DC; Saga Communications, Inc., Grosse Pointe, Michigan; TI
 Ventures, Dallas; Viacom Inc., New York; Visteon Corporation, Dearborn,
 Michigan; Waller-Sutton Media Partners, New York; Whitney & Co., Stamford,
 Connecticut; and Williams, Jones & Associates, Inc., New York.
 
 

SOURCE iBiquity Digital Corporation
    COLUMBIA, Md. and WARREN, N.J., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- iBiquity Digital
 Corporation, the leading developer of digital AM and FM radio broadcast
 technology, today submitted successful San Francisco test results on its IBOC
 digital broadcast system to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and
 the National Radio Systems Committee (NRSC).  San Francisco is acknowledged to
 be the most challenging urban area in the United States for reliable and
 quality analog FM radio reception.  The mountains that surround the city
 obstruct and reflect the analog FM signals, causing severe distortion.  The
 data submitted to the FCC and NRSC, resulting from extensive field testing at
 San Francisco station KLLC-FM, demonstrated that iBiquity Digital's IBOC
 system provided superior digital quality audio and much more reliable
 reception than present analog FM transmissions.
     Today, radio in the United States is broadcast using analog signals.
 iBiquity Digital's iDAB(TM) technology uses an IBOC approach to broadcasting,
 enabling radio broadcasters to transmit a digital signal capable of delivering
 digital quality audio as well as wireless data for a wide variety of consumer
 applications, including traffic and weather information.  In the future, in-
 vehicle radios, home audio and potentially a host of consumer electronics
 devices, such as personal digital assistants and smart phones, will receive
 wireless data transmitted by digital AM and FM radio stations.
     "The results from our San Francisco tests submitted to the FCC and NRSC
 today, along with previously submitted test results from Las Vegas and
 Washington, DC, clearly demonstrate the superior performance of the IBOC
 technology in real-world environments," said Robert Struble, President and
 CEO, iBiquity Digital Corporation.  "With the submission of these test
 results, we continue to move forward toward the selection of our IBOC system
 as the digital radio standard for the United States."
     Glynn Walden, iBiquity Digital vice president of broadcast engineering,
 who oversaw the San Francisco field tests, stated, "We are extremely pleased
 with the exceptional performance of our IBOC technology in the nation's most
 difficult market for radio reception. Our field tests show that in the
 presence of San Francisco's mountainous terrain, we delivered high quality,
 CD-like digital audio that was free of the artifacts, noise and distortion
 that plague FM analog reception in the San Francisco Bay area."
 
     About iBiquity Digital
     iBiquity Digital (http://www.ibiquity.com ) is a leading technology
 innovator working to develop and commercialize digital radio broadcast and
 audio compression technology solutions. It's AM and FM digital broadcast
 technology using an IBOC approach, trademarked iDAB(TM), will transform the
 terrestrial radio industry from being providers of audio-only analog to being
 providers of high quality digital audio and wireless data services.  PAC(TM)
 is a highly customizable audio compression technology currently being
 incorporated into wireless solutions, such as XM Satellite Radio's Satellite
 Digital Audio Radio System (SDARS).  iBiquity Digital was formed from the
 merger of Lucent Digital Radio and USA Digital Radio. The company is privately
 held with operations in Columbia, MD, Warren, NJ, and Detroit MI.
     iBiquity Digital's owners serve as a major source of guidance and support.
 The broad ownership group includes 14 of the nation's largest radio
 broadcasters, and other prominent technology, media and investment companies:
 ABC, Inc., New York; Allbritton New Media, Inc., Washington, DC; Beasley
 Broadcast Group, Inc., Naples, Florida; Bonneville International Corporation,
 Salt Lake City; Citadel Communications Corporation, Las Vegas; Clear Channel
 Communications, Inc., San Antonio; Cox Radio, Inc., Atlanta; Cumulus Media,
 Inc., Milwaukee; DB Capital Partners, New York; Emmis Communications,
 Indianapolis; Entercom Communications Corporation, Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania;
 Flatiron Partners, New York; Gannett Co. Inc., Arlington, Virginia; Granite
 Ventures, LLC., San Francisco; Grotech Capital Group, Timonium, Maryland;
 Harris Corporation, Melbourne, Florida; Hispanic Broadcasting Corporation,
 Dallas; J.P. Morgan Partners, New York; J&W Seligman & Co. Incorporated, New
 York; Lucent Technologies, Murray Hill, New Jersey; Pequot Capital, Westport,
 Connecticut; Pictet, Geneva, Switzerland; Radio One, Inc., Lanham, Maryland;
 Regent Communications, Inc., Covington, Kentucky; Riggs Capital Partners, LLC,
 Washington, DC; Saga Communications, Inc., Grosse Pointe, Michigan; TI
 Ventures, Dallas; Viacom Inc., New York; Visteon Corporation, Dearborn,
 Michigan; Waller-Sutton Media Partners, New York; Whitney & Co., Stamford,
 Connecticut; and Williams, Jones & Associates, Inc., New York.
 
 SOURCE  iBiquity Digital Corporation