DRM Goes From Strength To Strength – Highlights From IBC 2019
Under the overarching theme “DRM – Smart Radio for All” the DRM Consortium delivered two interactive sessions looking at the practical implementation of DRM in various parts of the world. The focus of the sessions held at the Gospell stand on Friday 13th September and Nautel on Saturday 14th were on receivers and exciting receiver solutions. At the Nautel stand a panel of digital radio experts were on hand to answer questions from the audience. On the panel were: Ruxandra Obreja (Chair, DRM Consortium), Wendell Lonergan (Nautel), Alexander Zink (Fraunhofer IIS), Haochun Liu (Gospell), Thembeka Khaka (Thembeka Khaka & Associates) and Jan Hein Knip (Nedis). Read more
DRM for FM Goes Super-Efficient - RFmondial and Nautel Demonstrate Game-Changing DRM FM Modulator
At IBC two of the Consortium’s key members, RFmondial and Nautel demonstrated an advance multiplexed DRM modulation for the FM band. This innovative device allows broadcasters to transmit multiple DRM channels on one physical transmitter bringing enormous cost and infrastructure savings when digitising existing FM services. Read more
Gospell Unveils Five New Products Featuring DRM Technology
Gospell presented several new products featuring DRM for both consumer and industry markets. This included:
• GR-22 - Portable DRM/AM/FM Receiver
• GR-227 - DRM Car Adapter
• GR-301 - DRM/AM/FM Monitoring Receiver
• GR-310 - Audio Broadcast Monitoring Platform
• GR-AT3 - High Performance Active HF Antenna
DRM Digital Radio in Action in India During Broadcast Engineer Society Meeting in Pune
During an event to celebrate Engineers Day, DRM technology was demonstrated to engineers and students attending an event hosted by the Broadcast Engineers Society India (BES) Pune Chapter. Three new Maruti Suzuki models were available to showcase the quality of DRM digital radio. Read more
DRM Publicised in India Ahead of Popular Cricket Matches
On September 22nd in Bengaluru, ahead of the cricket match with South Africa, All India Radio (AIR) hosted a public roadshow event designed to publicise DRM sets in cars that are receiving digital services from AIR.
This event followed the recent announcement made by Mr Shashi Vempati, the public radio and television Prasar Bharati’s CEO, who recently announced that live cricket commentary is to return to AIR and be broadcast on DRM for the first time. The matches of cricket, the most popular sport in India, are a perfect place for publicising the many benefits of digital radio DRM, like receiving important data. In Bengaluru together with sports information, participants could also receive via Journaline the current agricultural produce market rates. Mr Yogendra Pal, DRM India Chapter, Chair reports
Special DRM Broadcasts Relayed During HFCC Meeting in Argentina
Special DRM shortwave transmissions were broadcast by Encompass Digital Media to coincide with the HFCC meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Programmes from BBC World Service, KBS, NHK, TWR and Radio Vaticana were broadcast over the 4-day period.
Listen to sample BBC DRM Broadcast at HFCC August 2019
KBS Broadcast sample KBS DRM Broadcast at HFCC August 2019
DRM Consortium and ABU Regional Workshop (on DRM Digital Radio Implementation and Rollout) in Malaysia
The DRM Digital Radio Implementation and Rollout Workshop jointly organised by the Asia-pacific Broadcasting Union and the Digital Radio Mondiale Consortium will take place from 9-10 October 2019 in Kuala Lumpur at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel.
The workshop aims to provide broadcasters, regulators, policy makers, governments and other stakeholders with a clear understanding of the DRM digital radio broadcasting technology, features and benefits. The event will cover some planning methods, step-by-step implementation examples and the various solutions and strategies available for anyone planning to move from analogue to a digital radio system. There will be from planning to full-scale countrywide rollout on all broadcasting bands. This two-day workshop will share expert knowledge and share some of the case studies and experiences in transition from analogue to digital radio from the region and beyond.
To attend the workshop, please register online at www.abu.org.my/DRM.
Celebrating 75 Years of Broadcasting from Iconic Wooferton Transmission Site
The Wooferton transmission site at the heart of the beautiful UK countryside is celebrating 75 years of providing access to free media globally. In an article in Radio World, Neale Bateman, Encompass Digital Media, looks at the history and endurance of this iconic and important site as it continues to provide shortwave and DRM digital services. Read more
DRM Enterprise Award 2019 Category “Social Media Influencer 2019” Final Call for Nominations
Now in its fifth year, the DRM Enterprise Award 2019, will be awarded to an individual or anorganisationpromoting Digital Radio Mondiale successfully. The winner will have spread the word about DRM through social media and other platforms in order to stimulate interest and take-up bringing expertise and interest to new territories and consolidating interest in existing DRM countries. Read more.
If you blog, tweet or write about DRM technology – get nominated, closing date October15, 2019. Contact email@example.com/ @drmdigitalradio.