London, UK RadioScape anticipates that the ramp up in demand for its DAB modules will continue growing in 2004 and in order to be able to satisfy this has appointed a second module manufacturing partner. The company which signed a deal with Taiwan's Gyro Signal in March this year has now signed an agreement with Kwang Sung Electronics of Korea.
Dave Hawkins, RadioScape's DAB business manager, said, “Not only do we more than double our capacity with this new partnership, but we also gain another expert manufacturer who can add value through customer-specific features via software.”
“Another important benefit of this partnership is that we now have someone on the ground in Korea providing local support to DAB radio assemblers located there, complimenting the coverage by Gyro Signal which is based in Taiwan,” added Hawkins.
RadioScape's says tens of thousands of its modules are being built into products for this year's Christmas market.
Jung-bum Lim, Development Institute General Manager of Kwang Sung, said, “RadioScape's innovative module is making a major difference to the DAB receiver market as it is enabling companies to cut the time to design and manufacture products from months to weeks. Companies that have been watching the DAB market to pick the right time to enter are finding that this module approach makes DAB radios as easy to manufacture as FM ones.
RadioScape's recently announced RS200L module is now shipping in volume and adds L-band functionality (the standard for Germany, France and Canada) to the Band III, FM and RDS capabilities of the established RS200. This enables manufacturers, such as Intempo Digital, Morphy Richards and Roberts Radio, to make global DAB/FM receivers bringing economies of scale derived from servicing the established UK market to supply emerging markets around the world.