"*CD uses a patented computer technology to monitor radio broadcasts and identify songs as they air. Before new music is released, a master recording is obtained from the record companies and scanned into the systems computer-- creating a unique digital fingerprint. *CD's computers monitor local radio stations ever day of the week, every second of the day--processing the digitized broadcast and comparing it with thousands and thousands of patterns. Once a song is recognized, the sytem records the exact time, date, and station on which it played."Connexus had only one test market that I'm aware of—Philadelphia. Their test panel was limited to WXTU, WMMR, WSTW, WYSP, WXXM, WPST, WUSL, WPLY, WBEB, WIOQ, WYXR, and WDAS.
here. Connexus struggled for a few more years and then found new life as a part of radio-monitoring platform serving ASCAP and Yes networks called Mediaguide. By the time the iPhone came out in 2007 StarCD was long dead. In some ways it predicted later smartphone apps like Shazam, but it was too far ahead of it's time.