RadioTime and Omnilala provide the software and content for Internet radio device manufacturers
RadioTime, Inc., a developer of technology for finding and listening to radio online, and Omnilala, Inc., which develops and licenses the underlying software platform that powers a new wave of digital media products, today announced that they have partnered to deliver key technology implementation for manufacturers of Internet-connect radios and media players. The agreement is a worldwide license and marketing alliance where Omnilala’s lalaPlayer Engine OEM software and lala software and hardware products include RadioTime access.
RadioTime provides a quick and easy way to find radio content from thousands of stations and local and syndicated shows. Listeners can browse by genre or location to see what is available for their tastes, locations, connections, and at various times during the day. RadioTime updates its guide with input from its user community and by leveraging its relationships with Clear Channel, Cox Radio and other broadcasters.
Omnilala provides consulting services to leaders in the home digital audio industry. It licenses its software and hardware designs that connect plug-and-play digital media products and networks, and it can assist device manufacturers in all stages of development, from concept creation to product launch.
“The combination of Omnilala and RadioTime technologies provides OEMs with the building blocks to introduce new, high-performance Internet-connected radios and media players,” said Baruch Russo, CEO, Omnilala, Inc. “RadioTime and Omnilala unchain people from their PCs and let them experience radio from all over the world in any room in their homes.”
Omnilala will integrate the RadioTime guide into its own lala devices and offer other consumer digital device companies an end-end solution, including all the music, talk, news and sports programming that radio has to offer, using its proprietary user interface. The combination provides OEMs with a lower cost/risk way of integrating the RadioTime guide from experienced professionals.
“Providing access to AM/FM radio online is just the first step in the necessary evolution of the radio industry,” said Bill Moore, CEO, RadioTime. “Listeners want the convenience of using the Internet to search for and listen to their favorite music and talk programs, and they want to be able to do so just as they have used the traditional AM/FM tuner on their home stereo systems and kitchen radios. Our partnership with Omnilala enables RadioTime to help the industry compete in an online world and expands the potential market for our product.”
RadioTime is the leading radio tuner that powers Internet services by connecting them to radio broadcast DJs, talk personalities, and sports programming. Listeners easily access free, live, local and global radio programming through RadioTime service. Its service enhances other products and services by powering them with thousands of radio channels and programming. RadioTime, founded in 2002, is based in Dallas, Texas. More information is available at www.radiotime.com.
About omnilala, Inc.
omnilala, incorporated in 2003 and based in Boston, develops and sells innovative digital media and computer network products and services for both the residential and commercial markets. Its feature-rich, easy-to-use products integrate seamlessly with a variety of audio and video systems. The lalaPlayer, lalaDock and lala1000 software packages and their software interfaces for RadioTime and media content services are available for OEM customers. More information is available at www.omnilala.com or by contacting Baruch Russo at 617-928-0300.