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Frontier Silicon, a supplier of connected audio technology, has announced that its Venice 8 module together with colour touch screen interface is enabling the Ikon radio by Revo Technologies.

Ikon features a full-colour touch-screen interface supporting advanced multimedia capabilities, providing consumers with an all-in-one device which is able to receive radio programs wirelessly via the internet, DAB, FM, Last.fm as well as playing their music collection via a home network and docked Ipod.

The Venice 8 FS2028 module provides manufacturers with a customisable 320 x 240 colour touch UI, providing access to a range of audio visual content.

This includes: Internet radio; home network streaming; premium audio streaming services from Last.fm and Pandora WorldDMB profile; one DAB/ DAB+/ DMB-Radio FM-RDS and USB music player.

Several hardware and software configurations are available for Wi-Fi and Ethernet networks, DAB Band three, L-BAND and FM-RDS reception.

Frontier Silicon is also working with radio broadcasters to deliver WorldDMB Profile two advance DAB features such as Slideshow and the MPEG-4 BIFS specification to enhance digital radio.

The Venice 8 module is also available in a reference platform, Jupiter 8, with IR 3.0 software which is designed to cooperate with the rest of the digital audio world.

In addition to being capable of addressing the various digital radio standards, suitable end-products based on this platform should be able to obtain certification for various other industry standards such as CE/FCC approval, Ipod and Iphone certification, wireless, DLNA and DRM certification.

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