DRM Transmitters Allow All India Radio Services to Broadcast in Analogue and Digital in India and in Some of the Neighbouring Countries too

All India Radio (AIR), the public service broadcaster, has a network of 145 MW transmitters with a total carrier power of about 13,000 kW. 98.4% of the 1.3 billion Indians receive the MW services of AIR. 35 of these MW transmitters, of over 7,000 kW carrier power, have been replaced with DRM transmitters. 31 of these transmitters are already carrying digital services. The remaining 4 transmitters...

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DRM at the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO), Lagos, (11-13 May)

 The Digital Broadcasting Forum held in Nigeria attracted policymakers, regulators and broadcasting executives (mainly from sub-Saharan countries), all interested in how best to use spectrum and achieve success in the hard process of digital migration. It seems that wherever you go in the world, the issues are the same: digital television and the cost of set-top boxes, convergence of...

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DRM at 2nd Asia Broadcasting Union (ABU) Event on Climate Change and Disaster Reduction

The 2nd Media Summit on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) organised by Asia Broadcasting Union took place in Krabi, Thailand between 12-14 May. Krabi is one of the areas worst affected by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. The DRM Consortium was present at the event and its Marketing Director, Radu Obreja, contributed with a presentation on the DRM standard’s embedded...

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First DRM European Workshop Asks European Stakeholders to Support and Manufacture Multi-Standard Receivers

The Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) Consortium and the German DRM Platform held on the 6 and 7 of April a most comprehensive European workshop hosted at the headquarters of the research Institute Fraunhofer IIS in Erlangen, Germany,  an event attended by numerous participants from Western and Eastern European countries. The participants urged all stakeholders of Digital Radio in Europe –...

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Software Defined Radio is Multi-Standard

What is actually a SDR – “Software Defined Radio”? A receiver or just a receiver solution? The processing of radio signals started out in vacuum tubes, before migrating to transistors. Since then processors have become not only powerful but also cheap. And eventually designers have realized that it is preferable to reduce the number of components in a radio by having them simulated in a...

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Parrot Unveils DR Chip Capable of Supporting Broadcast Standards

Parrot Automotive recently unveiled its latest SDR chip “O3+”,  which will receive all broadcast standards including DRM30 and DRM+.  Read more

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