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A NEW STRUCTURE FOR THE RDS/RDS2 STANDARD

In order to update IEC 62106:2015 to the specifications of RDS2, the original document is in the process of being restructured as follows:

Part 1: RDS system: Modulation characteristics and baseband coding

Part 2: RDS message format, coding and definition of RDS features

Part 3: Coding and registration of Open Data Applications ODAs

Part 4: Registered code tables

Part 5: Marking of RDS and RDS2 devices

Part 6: Compilation of technical specifications for Open Data Applications in the public domain

Part 7: RBDS

Part 8: Universal Encoder Communication Protocol UECP (under consideration)

The original specifications of the RDS system have been maintained and a number of extra functionalities of RDS2 have been added.

Obsolete or unused functions from the original RDS standard have been deleted.

For the moment we have only Parts 1 to 6. Parts 7 and 8 are still under development and will be available later in 2017.


The RDS Forum submitted in December 2016 a new RDS standard draft that includes the RDS2 option.

The RDS Forum invites you to review it and send your observations back.

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