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About David Layer

David Layer is Senior Director, Advanced Engineering at the National Association of Broadcasters

Broadcasting Returns to Lower Manhattan

Broadcasting is back in lower Manhattan! At a ribbon-cutting ceremony held on Friday,  June 23, 2017, Telemundo 47 / WNJU turned on its state-of-the-art, solid-state 100 kilowatt transmitter situated on the 90th floor of New York's One World Trade Center, and began broadcasting on (RF) channel 36 from an antenna on the roof of the building. [...]

By |June 28, 2017|Blog, Radio, Television|Comments Off on Broadcasting Returns to Lower Manhattan

BEITC Best Paper for 2017 – Single Frequency Networks for HD Radio

This year’s NAB Broadcast Engineering and Information Technology Conference (BEITC) featured nearly 100 papers, but only one was chosen as the best. In this blog, we take a brief look at that paper, authored by Philipp Schmid, Research Engineer at broadcast equipment manufacturer Nautel, Ltd., Hacketts Cove, Nova Scotia. John Ellis accepts the Best Paper [...]

By |June 5, 2017|NAB Show, Proceedings, Blog, Radio|Comments Off on BEITC Best Paper for 2017 – Single Frequency Networks for HD Radio

What We Built at the GM Hackathon

Connected cars, like smartphones, use apps to provide access to a variety of features and capabilities. Also like smartphones, connected cars support a variety of different platforms for supporting apps. For example, Ford vehicles use the Sync platform and GM vehicles use MyLink. Automakers are making platforms available to encourage independent developers to create apps. In [...]

By |March 14, 2017|Blog, Radio|Comments Off on What We Built at the GM Hackathon

The Connected Car and Its Impact on Radio Listening

On Aug. 3, NAB will host a webcast on the connected car and what it means for broadcasting. The discussion will be led by David Layer, senior director, Advanced Engineering, NAB. In this week's Broadcast Blog, David gives us a preview of what we can expect in the upcoming webcast. A lot of radio listening is [...]

By |July 20, 2016|Blog, Radio|Comments Off on The Connected Car and Its Impact on Radio Listening

HD Radio Diversity Delay Field Observations:

Audible blending artifacts, caused by timing and level misalignment between the analog and digital versions of the main channel audio signal, are the top complaint from auto manufacturers and consumers regarding the HD Radio listening experience. The majority of the problems can be traced back to individual broadcast stations. The Radio Technology Forum session at this [...]

By |March 27, 2016|Blog, Radio|Comments Off on HD Radio Diversity Delay Field Observations:

FM Broadcasters Need to Make sure that RDS PI Codes Are Properly Set

As broadcasters increase the use of FM translators for re-broadcast of AM stations as well as HD2 and HD3 multicast channels, many have opted to include Radio Data System (RDS) data subcarriers on these transmissions to cater to the ever-increasing pool of receivers that have text displays and support RDS technology to display song title, [...]

By |April 4, 2016|Blog, Radio|Comments Off on FM Broadcasters Need to Make sure that RDS PI Codes Are Properly Set

Connected Car Panel – More Competition is Coming!

Connected Car Panel – More Competition is Coming! Two panels on the “connected car” at this week’s Radio Show (September 30-October 2, 2015, Atlanta, GA) offered attendees an insightful look into what’s coming down the road and what the competition is up to in the all-important automotive space. One of the most helpful and [...]

By |October 2, 2015|Blog, Radio|0 Comments

DTS to acquire HD Radio developer iBiquity

DTS to acquire HD Radio developer iBiquity Yesterday the radio industry awoke to a surprise with the announcement that audio solutions company DTS, Inc., is acquiring digital radio pioneer iBiquity Digital Corporation for approximately $172 million. iBiquity, the developer of HD Radio technology for the AM and FM radio bands, has seen its technology [...]

By |September 3, 2015|Blog, Radio|0 Comments

FCC and Broadcasters Focusing on Field Enforcement

FCC and Broadcasters Focusing on Field Enforcement Last March the FCC put forth what turned out to be a controversial plan to modernize and reduce the Commission’s field enforcement activities, resulting in significant review and comment by industry stakeholders as well as members of the U.S. Congress. In the midst of these discussions about [...]

By |July 27, 2015|Blog, Radio, Television|Comments Off on FCC and Broadcasters Focusing on Field Enforcement