CHAPTER 4.14 Radio Broadcast Data System
SCOTT A. WRIGHT
Soneticom West Melbourne, Florida
THOMAS D. MOCK
Updated for the 10th Edition by
WYE Consulting Sheffield, Pennsylvania
Radio Broadcast Data System (RBDS) is the official name used for the U.S. version of the Radio Data System (RDS) Standard, which was first adopted in 1993 by the National Radio Systems Committee (NRSC) and revised in 1998 and in 2005.1 RDS is a standard originally adopted by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) for transmitting low bit rate (on the order of one kilobyte per second) digital information to appropriate receivers using conventional FM radio broadcasts. The RDS system standardizes several types of information transmitted, including time and station ...