[Fwd: Re: Open Broadcasting Phone at BA2008]

Michael Shiloh michael at openmoko.org
Wed Sep 10 23:41:34 CEST 2008

I'd like to bring to your attention an amazing project. From their website:

"The Mobile Multimedia Broadcasting (MMB) team of the Communications 
Research Centre Canada (CRC) will showcase its new broadcasting handset 
prototype called openmokast in Amsterdam at the IBC 2008 exhibition this 
week. The prototype, based on the Openmoko FreeRunner manufactured by 
FIC Inc., is the first open handset to integrate the reception of live 
digital radio, video and data services with typical smart phone 
functions such as mobile telephony, wireless internet and GPS

Some details:

* A functional USB DAB/DMB receiver inserted inside a case extension, 
the design of which was based on the Openmoko CAD files

* Custom software that can now receive live DAB/DMB radio and
decode different types of services such as:
- Musicam audio
- DAB+ audio
- Slideshow
- Journaline text news

(The software is available as a package from the download section on 
their website but it can be used only with input files because the 
hardware receiver is not available to the public.)

Moreover, this OpenMoko based DAB/DMB receiver will be shown at the
International Broadcasting Conference (IBC2008) in Amsterdam later this

More details at http://openmokast.org/

Thanks to Jean-Michel Bouffard for making this possible and for bringing 
it to our attention!


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