Want to send Now Playing song data to the you iBiquity HD Radio Importer, from your Radio Playout/Automation system? MetaRadio makes this possible. This article explains the setup of MetaRadio and HD Radio, allowing the current song title and artist to be displayed on HD Radio receivers.

Before you begin, you’ll need to get a free trial or paid license of MetaRadio. For other setup guides, see our MetaRadio Support Site.

Prerequisites

  • MetaRadio installed on your PC, with at least one station (automation system) configured
  • psdgentx.exe, from iBiquity’s SPS PSDgen SDK package (must be requested from iBiquity themselves, or your equipment manufacturer – we currently cannot distribute this executable ourselves)
  • An IP connection to your HD Radio Exciter/Exporter, or Importer. The IP Address and port depends on your specific configuration. The default ports are:
    • HD1 Stations: Send to Port 11000 on your Exporter
    • HD2 Stations: Send to Port 10010 on your Importer
    • HD3 Stations: Send to Port 10011 on your Importer

Configuring HD Radio PSD Import

  1. Copy psdgentx.exe to C:\Program Files (x86)\Media Realm\MetaRadio\psdgentx.exe
  2. Open MetaRadio Config from the Start Menu on your computer
  3. Select your Radio Station, and press “Edit”
  4. Press “Add Output” and select “HDRadioiBiquity” from the drop-down menu
  5. Enter the IP Address and Port Number for your HD Radio Importer/Exporter (the default port numbers are listed at the top of this guide)
  6. Press “Update Output Details” and “Update Station Details”
  7. Close and save your changes in the MetaRadio Config app
  8. Restart the main MetaRadio app, and check to see if the correct data appears on your HD Radio Station next time a song plays

 

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I'm Anthony Eden, and I'm a broadcast technician / software developer / technology solutions engineer. I've been working in broadcast media since 2008 (getting my start in Community Radio while still at school), and developing software and websites for just as long. Right now, I work in the broadcast industry and provide some freelance services through Media Realm.

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