RadioandMusic
| 10 Dec 2018
Gospell announces release of GR-227 digital radio adaptor at IBC

NEW DELHI: A new adaptor specifically designed for in-car use that simplifies digital radio on the road with the use of a USB device has been introduced at the International Convention.

GR-227 is a small, low-cost adaptor produced by the Chinese firm Gospell that acts as an aftermarket add-on to car stereos receiving high-quality digital broadcast programmes and data application and serving it to the car audio system over a USB cable.

Based on software-defined radio technology, GR-227 is compatible with both modes of the DRM standard, with its latest extended audio codec xHE-AAC. It also supports DAB and DAB+.

GR-227 works with any kind of car stereos with a USB port, but the patent is still pending. The technology allows the adaptor to behave like a thumb drive when plugged into a USB port and makes it compatible with most of the music players not only in the car but also for home use.

To make the most of GR-227, the Gospell Smart Tune App for Android has been included to add more features. When partnered with an Android-powered car stereo, the App not only allows for playback of the broadcast audio programme but data application which brings fun to car entertainment.

By connecting the supplied triple band active antenna which can be attached to the windscreen through the SMA antenna connector, the reception in DRM, FM and DAB bands can be significantly improved, offering maximum flexibility between different broadcasting standards.

Installing the plug – and - play GR-227 adaptor to a car is easy and does not require changing the car stereo. It is one of the easiest ways to upgrade the car radio to digital without replacing anything.

The Gospell’s aftermarket car adaptor range starts with USB model but more will follow to support more car stereotypes.

Gospell Digital Technology Co Ltd DRM director Haochun Liu said: “By leveraging SDR, we can now combine multiple broadcasting standards together to offer flexibility and cost advantages, coupled with easy installation without the necessity of buying a new car stereo as in traditional solutions.”