HD Radio gets the standard in Panama


After reviewing several digital radio technologies, the Republic of Panama announced that it has selected the HD Radio In-Band, On Channel (IBOC) system as its official digital radio standard on Tuesday, May 12, 2009.

“Panama’s announcement is the most recent milestone in HD Radio technology becoming a standard around the world,” said Bob Struble, iBiquity Digital CEO. “We applaud the Panamanian government for selecting HD Radio technology and giving its broadcasters an easy-to-implement system that allows stations and consumers to upgrade to digital by leveraging existing analog spectrum and without disrupting current services.”