Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Digital Radio Mondiale at IBC 2016: ‘DRM: Smart Radio for All’

Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) is busy preparing for this year's International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) in Amsterdam 9th - 13th September. IBC is the leading global tradeshow for broadcasters and media professionals and attracts over 150,000 visitors every year from over 160 countries worldwide.

This year we aim to have the strongest and most varied presence at IBC yet. Participants will be able to see and hear the latest on DRM; receive the latest updates on market developments in Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America and attend demonstrations of all the latest DRM equipment.

All those interested are invited to meet DRM experts, broadcasters and manufacturers: GatesAir on Friday 9th September (Hall 8 B80 1400 to 1500), Thomson Broadcast on Saturday 10th September, from 1230 to 1330 (Hall 8 C35), Nautel in the afternoon between 1530 and 1700 (Hall 8 C49). And Sunday September 11th will feature a joint event between Ampegon and Transradio from 1400 to 1500 (Hall 8 D35).

DRM has made significant progress over the last twelve months particularly in the receiver and car industries

where the unveiling of software digital radio, the commercial launch of the full-feature DRM Indian receiver and the development of a line-fit car receiver by a top car manufacturer are among the highlights.

Ruxandra Obreja, the Consortium Chairman, says that: "If one thing has become clear to us in the last 12 months more than ever it is that digital radio is absolutely the future of radio. As more than one platform or one device is now capable of carrying digital audio broadcasting the various key organisations, regulators, broadcasters and the receiver and automotive industry have to be urged and convinced to embrace publicly the duality and complementarity of the open DRM and DAB standards as the complete Digital Radio solution able to offer full and comprehensive country coverage and full services to all listeners. In our view this means a digital future for all broadcasters large or small, offering more programme choice to listeners, extra multimedia services with text and images, increased energy savings and spectrum efficiency. We hope that IBC will be the perfect forum to demonstrate once again the benefits of DRM and its compatibility and complementarity with other open standards."

Other DRM members present at IBC are: Babcock International, Fraunhofer IIS, Panasonic, RIZ Transmitters and RFmondial.

If you want to attend the DRM events please contact: projectoffice@drm.org

About DRM

Digital Radio Mondiale™ (DRM) is the universal, openly standardised digital broadcasting system for all broadcasting frequencies.

The DRM standard comprises two major configurations: 'DRM30' intended for broadcasts on short, medium and long wave up to 30 MHz and providing large coverage areas and low power consumption. The configuration for the VHF bands above 30 MHz is called 'DRM+', tailored for local and regional coverage with broadcaster-controlled transmissions.

All DRM configurations share the same audio coding, data and multimedia services, service linking, multiplexing and signalling schemes. DRM provides high quality sound combined with a wealth of enhanced features: Surround Sound, Journaline text information, Slideshow, EPG, and data services.

The DRM Consortium was awarded by ITU for it outstanding contribution to the Telecommunications over the past years and has signed the EBU Smart Radio Memorandum that promotes access to free to air radio on all devices.

For more information and DRM updates please visit www.drm.org or subscribe to DRM news by writing to pressoffice@drm.org.  Click here for the Newsletter with all the latest DRM news from around the world.

DRM Consortium
Site for DRM: www.drm.org

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