06 Mar Successful Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) Workshop Addresses Asian Needs
Key experts from the DRM Consortium conducted a very successful workshop at the Annual Asia Pacific Broadcasting (ABU) Digital Broadcasting Symposium held in Kuala Lumpur March 4th -7th 2014. The event, “DRM-Unique Benefits for Your Needs” attracted over forty delegates from all over South-East Asia. Hosted by the Chair of the DRM Technical Committee, Lindsay Cornell (BBC) , the workshop covered a broad range of topics. Alexander Zink’s (Fraunhofer IIS) presentation on the DRM Emergency Warning Feature, was of particular interest to many in the audience whilst Hermann Zensen (Digidia) was able to offer a very clear explanation on how the DRM system offers a robust digital modulation for Digital Radio. Matthias Stoll (Ampegon) gave an outline of how DRM is an efficient broadcasting solution with opportunities to reduce costs and deliver broadcast spectrum efficiencies, definitely the hot topic at this year’s DBS. The roll-out of Digital Radio in India was also of great interest to the audience and John Abdnour (Nautel) was able update the delegates on the All India Radio transmitter installation programme currently underway. The workshop concluded with Alexander Zink giving the latest news on DRM receiver developments and recent CII workshop in New Delhi followed by a brief Q and A which drew a number of questions and positive comments from the audience.