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PS Implementation Advice

RDS Forum 2009 has adopted a Position Paper explaining why the PS name must be static and why dynamic/alternate PS is expressly forbidden in the RDS standard IEC 62106.

The Problem:

The RDS Forum 2009 Statement:

In short: It is recommended that the RDS PS feature is only used as specified in the RDS Standard and the use of dynamic or alternate PS should be prohibited. This is vital to ensure appropriate operation of hundreds of millions of RDS equipped radios in use, requiring compliant transmissions for correct functionality. The best practice to use dynamic text is to deliver it via the RadioText and RadioText Plus features only.

Click here to download the RDS Forum Position Paper in PDF format