The RDS Forum is the international platform for advances in RDS technology The next meeting of the RDS Forum is on 20/21 May 2019

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There are three RDS Forum Members that manufacture RDS encoders: 2wcom, Axel Technology and Worldcast (formerly Auditem/Aztec). They all use the UECP (Universal Encoder Communication Protocol) and thus a mix of these encoders can be used in the same transmitter network.


For more than 15 years 2wcom has been an established manufacturer and worldwide supplier of professional broadcast products in the fields of FM, RDS, complete RDS-Networks consisting out of RDS Encoder and fully featured FM/RDS Monitoring Decoder, complete DVB-S/S2 Satellite Systems and DVB-T Monitoring equipment, complete DAB+ distribution systems, Audio over IP and MPX over E1/IP distribution. The national broadcasters ARD, Media Broadcast Germany, TDF France, ORF, Swisscom, Telenor/Norkring, MediaCorp Singapore, Clear Channel USA, ABC Australia, CBC Radio Canada, and Danish Radio, Nokia/NAVTEQ and Rohde&Schwarz do rely on 2wcom products.

Axel Technology

Axel Technology produces RDS-RBDS Encoders and FM Audio Processors with RDS encoders. All these products use UECP not only for the RDS, but even for the FM Audio Signal control using the UECP manufacturer's specific commands.


Audemat, a member of the WorldCast Systems group, is a pioneer in RDS technology and has played an active role in the RDS Forum since its inception. With over 12,000 units sold, our RDS encoders are used by broadcasters on every continent throughout the world. From the industry standard FMB80 through to our low-cost 'Silver' line of encoders, our products are compatible with all major automation software brands, offer high quality and spectral purity and are designed for continuous on-air operation.