DRM+ (Digital Radio Mondiale) Software Package for Car Radios Announced by Key Consortium Member
Fraunhofer IIS announced that it is now offering a new software package for car radios to easily incorporate the DRM standard in car radios, especially the VHF Mode DRM+. Read more
More news on this development in the press:
Fraunhofer also provides a solution for mobiles and PCs. Read more
Digital Radio to Help Transform Road Traffic News in India
The Indian Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) has launched the Highway Advisory System (HAS) - the first such system for commuters in India, as a pilot project on the Delhi-Jaipur Highway, NH-8, in New Delhi on March 10. Phase I of the Highway Advisory Service will be carried out from 3 existing transmitters of All India Radio in analogue first. It was also announced that Phase II will provide the service in digital mode along with analogue and Phase III in pure digital mode.
DRM Members had demonstrated successfully the functionality of the Traffic Information System by using the DRM standard a few days ago. Click here to view.
First Anniversary of DRM Transmitter Celebrated at All India Radio Pune
The Nautel transmitter installed and commissioned at AIR Pune, completed one year successfully. A celebration, also attended by DG AIR, was organised at the transmitter site. Read more
A video was also produced to mark the anniversary. Click here to view.
DG Air had supported the DRM roll out project carried out by his organisation. In the BES introductory words he mentioned:
“All India Radio has embarked on an ambitious programme of replacing/converting its medium wave transmitters digital ones across the country. Prasar Bharati has adopted transitioning of AM to DRM to improve quality of output. The Indian broadcast Manufacturing industry has an excellent opportunity. Development of cost effective digital receivers becomes a National priority….”
All India Radio (AIR) Introduces “Listeners’ Corner” with DRM Schedule and Activities
AIR has added to their website further information for listeners to coincide with the digital roll out of DRM. The Following features are available in the Listeners Corner section :
- Information On AIR’s Digital Transmission (Both In Medium Wave & Short Wave)
- External & Home Frequency Schedule
- Information on AIR’s DTH Channels
- Reception Report/ Feedback from Listeners along with mandatory one time Listener
- List/ Link of Channels available through Live Streaming
- Mobile Apps with link for various AIR Channels
AIR's SW and MW DRM schedule is also available on the website - click here for schedule.
AIR Nangli, Delhi 819 kHz DRM test with 4 audio channels
Southern Africa Development Corporation Member Countries to Experience DRM Digital Radio Quality
The 11th SADC Digital Broadcasting Migration Forum will take place in Lesotho 15-18 March. Delegates from the 15 SADC member countries got the opportunity to experience live DRM digital radio quality during the DRM workshop as Babcock International broadcast BBC programmes during the event on 16 March from 10.00-12.00 UTC. DRM experts form South Africa and Europe gave comprehensive presentations to attendees. Read more
DRM part of Asia Broadcasting Union Digital Broadcasting Symposium with its Spotlight on Digital
This year’s ABU-DBS conference in Kuala Lumpur focused on digital radio and more. The DRM Consortium held a well-attended workshop on March 2nd. Delegates to the workshop participated in a lively interactive workshop led by DRM experts. Read more
Digital Radio Mondiale™ (DRM) General Assembly to be held at Fraunhofer IIS Headquarters in Germany, April 5-7
The 2016 General Assembly (GA) of the DRM Consortium is scheduled to take place on Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th of April and is being hosted by Fraunhofer IIS at their headquarters in Erlangen, near Nuremberg (Germany). The theme for this year’s event is “Digital Radio Mondiale – Smart Radio for Everyone”. The GA will overlap with the start of the first DRM European Workshop which is being organised by the DRM German Platform. Read more
To register for the General Assembly events on both days please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
To register for the European workshop please fill in the form here.
Is there Still a Place for International Broadcasting?
In a quarterly publication, TRT explores The Future of External Broadcasting including an article written by the DRM Chairman, Ruxandra Obreja. Read more