22 Sep Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) – Smart Radio For All Event End on High Note at IBC 2016
On day three of IBC, the leading global trade show for broadcasters and media professionals from over 160 countries worldwide, Digital Radio Mondiale members Ampegon and Transradio gave participants in their event a window into the possibilities of DRM beyond broadcasting and announced another positive development.
The Ampegon presentation focused on the easy, secure and reliable capacity of DRM to deliver data over long distances. Delivery of data files to the navy, whether in text, audio or video form are being used and tested by a series of countries like Germany, France and the US. Rounding up the presentation, the Transradio representative announced that his company is offering a new FM transmitter which is DRM+ capable.
During the four DRM events hosted by GatesAir, Thomson Broadcast, Nautel, Ampegon and Transradio experts, the numerous participants got to know aspects of the cost-effectiveness of DRM, its flexible and varied characteristics. Their presentations were completed and enhanced by testimonies from Indonesian, Indian, South African and Norwegian specialists about what DRM can deliver to their countries and populations be they in cities or small communities.
The participants at all the events had the opportunity to see and listen to receivers and software solutions demonstrated at IBC by Gospell, PantronX (Titus II), Avion, Radio Haugaland and Fraunhofer IIS.
All the events were supported by Babcock International’s live BBC DRM transmission on 7240 kHz into Amsterdam.
For Ruxandra Obreja, DRM chairman, this has been the best IBC ever: “because we had new receiver solutions to demonstrate, important announcements to make, got the practical support of our full global DRM family in showing that digital radio is making progress and that DRM is in a better place than it has ever been. Congratulations also to the winners of the DRM receivers from Russia, Turkey, Hungary and Bulgaria!”