Internet radios to receive certification standard at IFA 2009

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The Internet Media Device Alliance (IMDA) will announce a certification standard intended to "future-proof standalone internet radio players" at the IFA consumer electronics show opening in Berlin next week.

"The industry needs to harmonise the technologies used by product designers and webcasters to ensure neither they nor the consumer lose out," says Harry Johnson, chairman of the IMDA steering committee.

"The shift in internet radio listening habits to dedicated devices needs one standard to be implemented across the entire system.

"Otherwise, manufacturers will face a technology war, broadcasters will face rising costs and consumers will face owning obsolete products," adds Johnson.

The IMDA was launched in 2009 to develop and promote a set of open, interoperable standards and device profiles for internet connected media devices.

Full details of the IMDA certification for internet radio will be announced at IFA in Berlin on September 6th.

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