Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Indian DRM Platform launched

Following the announcement by the Indian government in the spring of 2010 that DRM is to be rolled out across India, leading members of the DRM Consortium, the DRM chair and vice-chair, with the chair and vice-chair of the Technical committee as well as the Asia-group chair and representatives from the BBC, TDP, Transradio, Digidia, Fraunhofer IIS, RFmondial and Analog Devices have taken part in a week of events linked to Radio Asia 2011 (February 21st -23rd) and the India Broadcasting Engineers Society, annual conference (February 24th - 26th). Both events were held in New Delhi.

Among the highlights of this week of presentations, demonstrations and discussions were the excellently attended 'hands-on' DRM workshop, held on Monday February 21st at RAC2011 and the meeting with some of the Indian car manufacturers. The culmination of these events came on February 23rd with the launch of the Indian DRM Platform, an informal group of Indian stakeholders (broadcasters, network operators and manufacturers) whose aim is to raise awareness of DRM in India with the ultimate goal of bringing better, digital radio to new receivers and platforms for the Indian listener.

All these events will be discussed and reviewed in ten days time at the DRM General Assembly Meeting on the 7th - 8th March 2011 at the Hotel Istana, Kuala Lumpur. This will be the first time that DRM has held its key internal meeting in Malaysia.

The General Assembly is the largest decision-making body of the DRM Consortium. It meets once a year to oversee the Consortium's activities and progress made in spreading knowledge on the use and implementation of DRM digital radio technology. The two day conference (7th-8th March 2011) will be attended by many DRM members and supporters from around the world who will not only review the work that has been undertaken, but will discuss the progress of DRM technology and the challenges faced when introducing digital radio.

At the end of the General Assembly, the DRM Consortium hopes to meet many DRM members and friends at a networking event organized just before Digital Broadcasting Symposium (8th -11th March 2011).

(DRM Consortium Press Release)

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