The RDS Forum is the international platform for advances in RDS technology The next meeting of the RDS Forum is on 12/13 June 2017

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A very innovative RDS tool is available since early 2015

RX014 - RDS receiver evaluation tool

RX014 is a high quality tool intended to receive and analyse FM broadcasts which not only transmit audio but also carry R(B)DS data.

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RX014 is ideally suited to be used as a reference receiver during road tests. An ultra-fast scanner is built in which will do a full band scan in 1 second on a 100 kHz grid to show a full RSSI picture of the entire FM band, so signal conditions can be monitored continuously. The locations of the alternative frequencies are shown simultaneously.

RX014 is a very powerful tool---if not the most powerful---to monitor and fully decode all broadcast R(B)DS data. The data is presented in an easy to understand way and also includes statistics on received data quality.

All received data can be stored in a file and played back later for further analysis.

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A second innovative RDS tool was first presented to the RDS Forum 2012.

TRX011 - RDS Transceiver

This universal RDS transceiver can receive and decode all RDS transmissions worldwide. The received data can be stored, analysed (presented in a very convenient way, in an .xls file) and can also be transmitted, at low power, for other tests. RDS tool

It is possible, with (supplied) control software, to compose RDS signals according to the most recent RDS standards. All RDS features such as ODA, RT+ and TMC can be constructed according to the latest specifications

The TRX011 unit is an extremely powerful tool for everyone who is professionally involved in RDS or RBDS.

The TRX011 unit connects to the host via USB and does not require additional power. The software runs on all Windows platforms and does not require any drivers.

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