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12/05/2011 12:01:00 AM Eastern

NRSC Seeks End Of
Radio Display Text Cutoff

ARLINGTON, VA. – Home and car radios whose text displays
cut off the names of artists and songs broadcast by
radio stations could become less common, thanks to an
NRSC (National Radio Systems Committee) initiative.

The NRSC, which is jointly run by CEA and the National
Association of Broadcasters, completed a quantitative
analysis of Program Associated Data (PAD) broadcast
by radio stations. The analysis summarizes the number
of characters in artist names, song titles, and album titles
broadcast by radio stations.

The study, which is available to hardware makers, “provides
receiver makers and broadcasters with information
about the lengths of song titles and artist names to help
them make decisions about how best to convey this information
to consumers,” said Dave Wilson, director of CEA’s
technology and standards department.

Energy Ships 2nd Soundbar

INDIANAPOLIS — Klipsch Group launched a second
powered soundbar under its Energy brand.

The new model, the $599-suggested Energy Power
Bar Elite, joins the lower priced $399-suggested Energy
Power Bar, which shipped in recent months.

The new 2.5-inch-deep model is slimmer than the first
model but adds more power, more drivers, built-in Dolby
Digital decoding, a 3D Surround Mode, and a wireless
10-inch powered subwoofer in place of a wireless 8-inch
powered sub.

Haier Ships Thin Soundbar

NEW YORK – Haier is shipping a thin soundbar said to be
one of the slimmest on the market at 1.07 inches in depth.

The $399 SBEV40-SLIM is a wall-mountable 2.1-channel
soundbar with 2.4GHz wireless subwoofer and builtin
Panoramic Virtual Surround Sound, said to widen the
sweet spot.

It features two HDMI inputs that support 3D Blu-ray,
game and broadcast formats and an HDMI output with audio
return channel.

Onkyo Adds Mini System

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J. – Onkyo launched a new
mini system with separate speakers, AM/FM/CD, integrated
iPod/iPhone dock, and ability to output iPod-stored
video to a TV.

The $299-suggested CS-345 captures iPod-stored
audio in digital PCM form and plays MP3 CDs and feature
subwoofer pre-out, two-way bass-reflex speakers with
4-inch woofer and 1-inch tweeter.

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