Working with a like-minded company that is changing the face of radio is exciting and an honor. Intertek is always driving to change the way manufacturers view and benefit from testing organizations. And with iBiquity, we're able to do just that; support leading edge technology through program testing to ensure the end user experience meets the rigorous expectations of iBiquity.
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 29, 2009
Intertek (LSE: ITRK), a leading provider of quality and safety solutions serving a range of industries worldwide, announces their partnership with iBiquity Digital Corporation for the testing and certification of HD Radio receivers. HD Radio technology, developed by iBiquity, enables AM and FM radio stations to broadcast their programs digitally -- a significant technological advance over analog broadcasts of the past.
More than 1,800 HD Radio stations in the United States offer crystal-clear audio - AM sounds like traditional FM, FM approaches CD quality - as well as advanced data services and additional FM channels, called multicasts, all subscription free. Over 100 different HD Radio receivers are available: from table top receivers and stereo component systems to and in-dash automotive and marine radios. And the technology is increasingly available as a factory-installed feature on many automotive lines.
The HD Radio receiver certification program requirements were developed by iBiquity. For the HD Radio program Intertek serves as the third-party, independent testing laboratory that evaluates manufacturers' products to the iBiquity requirements. The goal of the certification program is to provide a reference platform to ensure all products using HD Radio technology meet the high-performance requirements deemed necessary by iBiquity.
Intertek provides tailor-made testing and certification services for manufacturers of HD Radio receivers, through a network of international testing locations, including:
•Special protocol testing
•HD Radio receiver certification with FCC and ETL product safety testing and certification packages
Intertek is the largest independent lab the world to provide 3rd party certification to the iBiquity requirements; including major brands like JVC, Dual, Jensen, Pioneer, Insignia and RadioShack.
"Intertek is proud to work with a leading edge technology company like iBiquity," said Gregg Tiemann, Chief Executive, Intertek Commercial and Electrical division. "Working with a like-minded company that is changing the face of radio is exciting and an honor. Intertek is always driving to change the way manufacturers view and benefit from testing organizations. And with iBiquity, we're able to do just that; support leading edge technology through program testing to ensure the end user experience meets the rigorous expectations of iBiquity."
For more information on HD Radio technology certification, visit http://www.intertek-etlsemko.com/HDradio or call +1.800.WORLDLAB. For more information on HD Radio broadcasting, visit http://www.hdradio.com.
For further information, please contact:
Linda Hall, Field Marketing Manager
About Intertek's testing and certification services:
Intertek provides testing and certification services for a variety of commercial and electrical products, including product safety testing and certification, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) testing, performance testing, and management systems certification. These services provide global market access to customers in industries such as automotive, building products, cabling/wiring products, consumer products, food service, furniture, household appliances, HVAC, industrial machinery, IT, lighting, life safety/security, medical devices, power systems, retail, semiconductors, telecom/radio, wireless equipment.
Visit http://www.intertek-etlsemko.com for further information or call +1-800-WORLDLAB (+1-800-967-5352).
Intertek is a leading provider of quality and safety solutions serving a wide range of industries around the world. From auditing and inspection, to testing, quality assurance and certification, Intertek people are dedicated to adding value to customers' products and processes, supporting their success in the global marketplace.
Intertek has the expertise, resources and global reach to support its customers through its network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 23,000 people in 110 countries around the world.
For further information, visit http://www.intertek.com
"HD Radio" and the HD Radio logo are proprietary trademarks of iBiquity Digital Corp.