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Radio Data System

Radio Data System, or RDS, is a standard for sending small amounts of digital information over conventional FM radio broadcasts. RDS also standardizes a number of types of information transmitted using the system, including time, station identification and similar information. RDS is widely used in Europe. While an almost-identical system is available in North America, known as RBDS, it is not widely used there.

The following information fields are normally contained in the RDS data - See also (PDF) RDS Features Serving as Tuning Aids:

See also: DirectBand

External links:

Technical RDS-TMC (External addresses)

Technical (External addresses)