Psion Wavefinder

The Psion Wavefinder was a computer peripheral for receiving digital audio broadcasting radio signals, made by Psion. It attached via USB to a personal computer, and had no loudspeakers or controls of its own, with only a flashing light on the device.,/p>

The Wavefinder was released on 17 October 2000, and gave access to both DAB audio and DAB Data services. The WaveFinder software had the ability to receive the 'Broadcast Website' service which some DAB broadcasters experimented with during the early days of digital radio - displaying HTML content provided by the broadcaster in the users' web browsers. The device initially retailed for £299 (at the time the cheapest digital radio on the UK market) and was bundled with new PCs sold by Dixons, but it was quickly discounted, retailing at £49.99 by that December, and was no longer produced by 2002. Psion ended support in 2004.

Date : 17th October 2000

Manufacturer : Psion

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH39831. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

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