RadioHack 2015

RadioHack is a hands-on event for software developers, integrators, and engineers from broadcasters, service providers, network operators and manufacturers. It is a unique opportunity to meet developers, learn how to set up new services, existing open tools, and contribute to developments and make contacts. It is also an opportunity for participants to bring knowledge and tools back to their organisations.

Topics & Projects for RadioHack 2015

The event starts with a kickoff session on the first day where each participant can introduce him/herself, say why they are attending and introduce their project. From that point on, participants are free to use their time on any project that interests them.  Some of the projects/topics that will be covered during the event include:
  • Hybrid radio:  RadioDNS has always been part of the RadioHack programme. Experts in the domain offer a unique opportunity to build know-how to develop platforms or services. Service following, tagging and small web applications are current developments.
  • Open hybrid radio receiver:  Last year the DABberry project from IRT was demonstrated. Building on that, new features have been developed. The objective is to build a reference platform for developments, showcases.
  • Radio API (Application Programming Interface):  Initiatives have emerged to make broadcast available more easily to app developers and make the user experience more attractive. The universal smartphone radio project is the most promising one.
  • Software defined radio transmission and reception:  Local DAB+ regular transmissions are running in Switzerland, France, and tests have happened in the UK using the mmbtools open source platform. The developers and integrators of this system will be present.
  • Hybrid Content Radio: This is a new topic where the idea is to offer the listeners a way to personalise their radio program, by replacing elements of the programme or build their own radio program. RAI and SRG will be present their developments.
  • Radio tagging and cross platform authentication: Cross platform authentication offer the listeners the possibility to authenticate on their radio and tag elements for building personal playlists. Developers will be present to show how they have done it for BBC.
  • Visual Radio: Updates on the open EBU visual radio platform, case for Eurovision Visual Radio in Zurich Athletics 2014. The developers of the platform will be present.