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ESC2 | Spectrum, Society and Communication 2: Digital Radio in Brazilian Context November 26-28, 2013

ESC2 | Spectrum, Society and Communication 2: Digital Radio in Brazilian Context November 26-28, 2013

Spectrum, Society and Communication 2: Digital Radio in Brazilian Context November 26-28, 2013 | Rio de Janeiro

The second edition of International Conference “Spectrum, Society and Communication” was dedicated to the theme of digital radio, of interactivity through this medium and the necessary spectrum allocation for its implementation.

Many experts attended the event, as well as community radio representatives, public radio representatives, journalists and others interested in the theme.  During the first workshop there were two live DRM transmissions, one DRM30 and one DRM+ which were received on a regular commercial DRM receiver, the NewStar DR111, through software running on a laptop and tablet connected to an USB radio receiver stick.

The second workshop featured the first public demonstration of a Ginga application (compatible with Brazil’s DTV interactive standard) being transmitted in a DRM Signal, and on the receiver side a prototype DRM receiver with Ginga middleware correctly played the application. Following many discussions about the future of Digital Radio in Brazil, a letter was written to the government recommending the adoption of DRM as the Brazilian Digital Radio Standard with the Ginga middleware. The letter also pointed out that HD Radio cannot be a candidate in Brazil as the standard does not adhere to many of the pre-requisites established previously by the government for the Brazilian Digital Radio Standard.

Rafael Diniz, DRM Brazilian Platform



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