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Posted by George Wright on , last updated

(some of) RadioTAG Application work group

The annual meeting of the radio industry, Radio Festival, happening right now in Salford, has an associated conference called TechCon where all sorts of interesting technical talks and demonstrations take place.

TechCon has an award for Innovation around radio and audio - the shortlisted applicatants show their research to the conference attendees before a panel of judges selects the winner.

This year the RadioTAG application group (consisting of members from BBC R&D, Global Radio and Frontier Silicon) submitted a joint entry for their work.

RadioTAG enables easy, cross-platform tagging and bookmarking of radio, using specifications developed as part of RadioDNS.

In the BBC, we've been blogging about some of the work we've done using RadioDNS - notably RadioVIS and the work on TAG. One of the best things about RadioDNS is that it's a collaborative project - working with receiver vendors, UK commercial radio companies and worldwide broadcasters to make radio better for all. So submitting a joint submission for work done together seemed natural.

We're pleased that the judges agreed with this approach, and that the RadioTAG work won the award for technical innovation. See above for a snap of Sean O'Halpin from my team in BBC R&D and Andy Buckingham from the Global Radio Creative Technologies team picking up the award. Not pictured, Robin Cooksey from Frontier Silicon, and many of the other people who worked on this project. Congrats and thanks to all involved.

Photo credit: Nick Piggott http://www.flickr.com/photos/nickpiggott/6302186341/ (used with permission - CC licence, some rights reserved)