Frontier Smart Technologies introduced Chorus 4 – the world’s first integrated Smart Radio chip. It will power a new generation of solutions for radios offering internet connectivity, DAB / DAB+ and FM. The first of these new solutions, Venice X, is being launched by Frontier. Venice X is a cost-optimised, customisable turnkey system which enables brands and manufacturers to build high quality Smart Radios quickly and cost-effectively.
Smart Radios are the fastest growing category in the digital radio market, with sales volumes at 30% per year. By combining internet, DAB / DAB+ and FM in a single device, Smart Radios provide end-users with a complete range of listening options – thousands of Internet radio stations, online music services, such as Amazon Music and Spotify, and podcasts from around the world. The inclusion of DAB and FM ensures that the radio can operate even when there is no internet connectivity, for example outdoors, or if users want to use less power or data.
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