[Fwd: Re: Open Broadcasting Phone at BA2008]

Warren Baird photogeekmtl at gmail.com
Thu Sep 11 00:04:04 CEST 2008

Nice - sounds like a really interesting project - Hopefully there will be
some video available of the thing in action.

I actually did a couple of co-op work terms at the CRC many years ago - glad
to see they are still doing innovative stuff.


On Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 5:41 PM, Michael Shiloh <michael at openmoko.org>wrote:

> 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
> week.
> More details at http://openmokast.org/
> Thanks to Jean-Michel Bouffard for making this possible and for bringing
> it to our attention!
> Michael
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