22 Sep Digital Radio Mondiale Key Stakeholders Make More Exciting Announcements at IBC 2016
On day two of IBC, the leading global trade show for broadcasters and media professionals from over 160 countries worldwide, Digital Radio Mondiale members introduced new transmitter deployments and receiver developments.
The first DRM event on Saturday (10th September) was hosted by Thomson Broadcast who emphasised the return on investment and cost-effective nature of investing in DRM transmitters. Key representatives of RRI, the public broadcaster in Indonesia, and WECODEC, a non-profit organisation serving disadvantaged communities in South Africa, enriched the event with their understanding of DRM benefits for their own countries.
In the afternoon, Nautel hosted their now traditional Saturday afternoon DRM event. Among the highlights this year was the announcement that in Europe, Antenna Hungaria (the national network operator in Hungary), have recently placed an order for a 2 megawatt DRM MW transmitter. The Nautel representative in India also announced that All India Radio had demonstrated further confidence in the company and ordered another six DRM capable transmitters to supplement the existing thirty-five DRM transmitters currently delivering the largest digital radio project in the world.
The participants at both 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.
There will be one more opportunity for delegates to win an Avion DRM digital radio at DRM’s final event hosted by Ampegon and Transradio, (Hall 8 D35) on “Digital Shortwave Transmission” on Sunday 11th September 1400 to 1500. It will be supported by Babcock International’s live BBC DRM transmission on 7240 kHz, 15.30-1630 (CET) 13.30 – 14.30 (GMT).
Digital Radio Mondiale™ (DRM) is the universal, openly standardised digital broadcasting system for all broadcasting frequencies.
The DRM standard comprises two major configurations one intended for broadcasts on short, medium and long wave up to 30 MHz providing medium to large coverage areas and low power consumption (called ‘DRM30’). The configuration for the VHF bands above 30 MHz is called ‘DRM+’, tailored for local and regional coverage with broadcaster-controlled