Grupo Imagen Multimedia, digital radio pioneer
Tuesday, April 24th, 2012
The new technology known as HD or High Definition becomes official
LAS VEGAS, Nevada. April 18.– Monday, April 16 was the official start of “the biggest annual event for Communications media” in Las Vegas, Nevada, presenting the most innovative products for the communications media.
During the event, held by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), the official launch of the new radio technology known as HD or High Definition, which allows one to listen to FM radio with the quality of a compact disk, and AM radio with the quality of FM.
The dignitaries present at the launch included Luis Fernando Borjon, director of radio and television for the Federal Telecommunications Commission (Cofetel), Miguel Fernandez Arias, the director of engineering for IMER, and Robert Struble, president of the iBiquity Digital Corporation, who said “I am happy and proud with our Mexican companies, and recognize that Mexico is a very important country in the radio industry. I also value the production towards the future of the pioneers who transmit digital radio, including Grupo Imagen Multimedia”.
Chris Ornelas, the head of operations for the NAB, also congratulated Mexican broadcasters for taking advantages of the benefits of this format for Mexican radio.
José R. Molina, director of radio for Grupo Imagen Multimedia, said it was a pleasure for Grupo Imagen Multimedia, headed by Olegario Vázquez Aldir, to be present in the event given its relevance, and for being the precursor in the launch of this new radio technology, thanks to the vision of its leaders.
“This is a World class convention that presents many good ideas that can be applied in Latin American countries, and there are many people in attendance in search of equipment. They are preparing for the concept of HD, although this project will take time to develop and it still hasn’t been defined what format will be selected”, he stated in an interview with Excelsior.
This subject (High Definition) has been emphasized, along with the subject of multimedia convergence, by providers such as Panasonic, Autodesk, Sony, Snell & Wilcox Harris, Chyron, y Harmonic, creating new business forms in times of crisis, which will allow for greater flexibility at the moment of negotiating forms of payment.
Among the visitors (to the convention) are professionals and digital artists of the mass media equipment distribution industry, as well as those involved in motion pictures, sound designers, producers of multimedia images, designers of movement, visual effects artists, and others.