DRM Endorses the International BES India Conference and Exhibition in New Delhi


DRM Endorses the International Broadcast Engineering Society of India (BES) Conference and Exhibition in New Delhi where it exhibits and updates


The DRM Consortium will highlight its recent achievements under the overarching theme “DRM for India – Smart Radio for ALL” at the 26th edition of the international BES (Broadcast Engineering Society –  www.besindia.co.in) conference and exhibition BES EXPO 2020 on Broadcast & Media Technology in Halls 7ABC&E, at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi 110002, India, 13-15 February 2020.  With more than 1,000 delegates, speakers and panellists from India and abroad BES Conference is rated the biggest in Asia. Nearly 300 exhibitors from 25 countries and an estimated 4,000 professionals and decision-makers are expected at BES 2020 “Disruptive Technologies: Shaping Future Broadcasting”.

The DRM Consortium (www.drm.org) and some of its Indian and international members and partners (including Fraunhofer IIS, Gospell Digital Technologies, Inntot Technologies, NXP, RFmondial, Dolby, Starwaves) will welcome all visitors at Hall 7A – Booths 61 and 49, ready to let visitors experience live DRM digital broadcasting. Major innovations in providing superefficient DRM for FM broadcasts as well as some receiver solutions will be also introduced. The DRM Digital FM solution for the Indian FM broadcasters is fully compatible with both the existing analogue FM services as well as with AIR’s existing DRM AM-band transmissions in India. For the first time at BES, Nautel, one of the key Consortium members, will host a DRM event followed by refreshments at booth 50 on February 13th at 1600. This will also be the ideal opportunity to announce the winner of the DRM Enterprise Award 2019.

The BES conference held in parallel with the exhibition will include four DRM contributions. They will focus onthe increased opportunities for enhancing the radio business with DRM, as well as very efficient ways of sharing the DRM transmitter infrastructure. Following the success of last year’s panel discussion, in 2020 Indian and foreign speakers will debate the key requirements of a successful and complete DRM rollout.

According to Ruxandra Obreja, DRM Consortium Chairman: “A year is a long time with plenty of innovations and progress for DRM in India. BES is the ideal place to showcase the receiver development, the technical solutions, especially those underlining the local coverage capability of DRM. Taking stock of progress in the Indian DRM rollout and debating the way forward, DRM will demonstrate its superiority and extra performance in all bands. Using the full DRM standard in both AM and FM is the only way to energise the receiver industry and make it attractive to the Indian listeners.”

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