DAB+ : Computer Hardware Buyers’ Glossary
- DAB+ (Digital Audio Broadcasting Plus) is a digital replacement for AM/FM radio
broadcasting. Because it is digital, it offers static-free broadcasts. It offers improved stereo quality and text
transmission. The text transmission can be used for things like displaying the song currently playing, the
station call letters, simultaneous news feeds and phone numbers that correspond to the ads on a small LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) screen.
Digital radios with onboard storage allow you to pause live radio or rewind, just like a digital set top box
works for digital television. It is free in Australia, though you need to buy a new radio capable of receving the
digital broadcasts. It uses traditional broadcast towers, not a satellite, so reception depends on location. The
closest equivalent in the USA is satellite radio.