February 12, 2007
Reciva Launches the Stingray DAB/Internet Radio/FM-RDS/Media Player Module
Reciva Limited, the global leader in Internet radio and Digital Media Player technology, today announces the launch of Stingray, its integrated hardware and software module solution for interactive DAB, Internet radio, Digital Media Player and FM-RDS products. The Stingray module supports both existing and planned new DAB standards.
Reciva-enabled Internet radio products have dominated the market place for over two years and established a robust and mature Internet radio platform capable of playing the vast majority of all Internet radio streams broadcasts. Reciva radios currently connect to the Internet using both wired and wireless ethernet and are very easy to use. The Reciva family of Internet radios is produced by leading consumer brand names including Bush, Alba, BT, DSGI Group, Morphy Richards, Grundig, Acoustic Energy and MagicBox and are on sale in the UK, USA, Japan and Australia.
Reciva Gateway technology supports both live and on-demand Internet radio broadcasts, including all BBC stations, and also provides "listen-again" broadcasts, which allow listeners to replay any programme broadcast during the previous week. What's more, Reciva technology allows listeners to personalise their Internet radio, for example by selecting and arranging their favourite stations or accessing their own stream URL's and personal subscription-based services via the Reciva Portal at www.reciva.com.
Commenting on Stingray, Ian Henderson, Director of Sales at Reciva, said:
"Most consumers are interested in being able to access a variety of content as well as being interested in how it is delivered. The Stingray module offers the complete package for brand name customers who want to build products that enable listeners to enjoy the fantastic range of global digital content now available via the Internet, while still having access to traditional DAB and FM radio broadcasts. By fully embracing all current media, Stingray will offer state-of-the art listening in one easy-to-use device.
Reciva Internet radio technology is robust and able to deal with the vast majority of the myriad of different Wi-Fi environments and audio standards out there on the Internet, we are confident that this gives us an edge over some emerging Internet radio products and will enable us to maintain our dominant position in the rapidly expanding Internet radio market."
Notes to Editors
Reciva is established as the global market leader in internet radio technology.
The Reciva family of internet radios are produced by leading consumer brand names including Bush, Alba, BT, DSGI Group, Morphy Richards, Grundig, Acoustic Energy and MagicBox and are on sale in the UK, USA, Japan and Australia.
Reciva supplies the 'Barracuda' module which is at the heart of all Reciva Internet radios and provides Internet radio services via the Reciva Gateway.
Reciva Gateway Technology delivers regularly updated and verified Internet radio station lists for its internet radio products and allows listeners to access over 5,000 radio broadcast streams without the need for a PC.
The Reciva Radio Portal, www.reciva.com, enables listeners to access the same stations via their PC. They can build customised station lists and access subscription based music services to play via their Reciva radio.
Reciva Limited was founded in 2002 to design and build Internet radio modules for use with broadband applications. The company supplies Internet radio technology to OEMs, providing the only Internet radio and Digital Media Player products that support RealAudioÃ® as well as other major formats that include MicrosoftÃ®Windows Media™, AAC and MP3. Currently, about 40% of internet radio is driven by RealAudioÃ®.
Reciva is based in Cambridge, UK.