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NPR Labs Honored With Award at NAB Show

Rich Rarey and Mike Eskenazi, of NPR Labs, demonstrate to visitors at their NAB booth. NAB Show hide caption

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What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Except when the news is this good.

This past week, NPR Labs received the 2011 NAB Technology Innovation Award at the NAB show in Las Vegas. The show highlights various organizations that have contributed to the broadcast and entertainment industries – and this year, NPR is in the spotlight.

Among many leaders in the industry, NPR stands out with its innovative work in radio and the implementation of new projects in the realm of communication and media technology. NPR Labs, a part of NPR Distribution, is being recognized for their contributions and advancements to the world of broadcast technology. The research and development center is showcasing one of its new products at NAB: captioned radio featuring a dual-view car dashboard display.

According to Pete Loewenstein, vice president of NPR Distribution, the mission is to make HD Radio as accessible as possible to everyone, everywhere. In order to achieve this goal, NPR Labs has "been exploring several highly innovative processes to help move HD Radio technology forward."

Earlier in the week, The Public Radio Satellite System, managed by NPR Distribution, gave a presentation at the "Improving HD Radio" session. In this discussion, they presented solutions for radio stations to capitalize on the benefits and opportunities presented by HD Radio.

Eskenazi and Rarey at the NPR Labs booth displaying the newest product: captioned radio featuring dual-view dashboard display. NAB Show hide caption

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Congratulations to all at NPR who have contributed to these projects and who keep working hard to make radio a part of everyone's life. For more information on NAB and the award, visit their website.