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There are many companies worldwide that offer single FM/RDS radio chips for home receivers, portable devices and/or car radios. The RDS Forum members Silicon Labs and then NXP Semiconductors (assisted by RDS Forum member Catena) and ST Microelectronics (assisted by RDS Forum member ItoM) are the only ones that collaborate within the RDS Forum.

In 2012, the total annual production exceeded one billion ICs.

There are two RDS Forum Members that manufacture RDS encoders: 2wcom and Worldcast Systems. Both use the UECP (Universal Encoder Communication Protocol) and thus a mix of these encoders can be used in the same transmitter network.

The same two RDS Forum member companies also manufacture RDS monitoring equipment. Generally the Internet is used to connect this equipment then to a monitoring centre

For RDS receiver measurements Rohde & Schwarz is known for its excellent RDS signal generators. These permit to test all known RDS features and ODAs.

An ODA from the Canadian company e-Radio Inc, the RDS-UMC (Utility Message Channel) is used for electricity power management on water heater devices in Canada and the USA.