22 Sep Digital Radio Mondiale: First DRM+, multi-standard receiver and new lower cost, durable DRM Receiver unveiled at IBC
Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) has got off to a flying start at this year’s IBC event in Amsterdam. IBC is the leading global tradeshow for broadcasters and media professionals and attracts over 150,000 visitors every year from over 160 countries worldwide.
DRM’s first event was hosted by key Consortium member, GatesAir. They unveiled their DRM+ G4 Exgine card offering a quick DRM digital upgrade solution for their range of Flexiva FM transmitters, developed in association with another leading DRM Consortium member, RFmondial. During this event, two new DRM receivers, including the first DRM+ receiver were displayed to the public.
New Consortium member, Gospell Digital Technology presented the GR-216 which works in DRM30, AM and FM stereo. The other receiver unveiled today, PantronX Titus II offers an SDR android tablet solution for DRM and analogue, being in effect both a DRM+ and a multi-standard receiver. These new radios demonstrate the growing interest from receiver manufacturers in producing DRM capable solutions. As part of the event an Avion DRM digital radio was offered as a prize.
With three more DRM events planned at IBC, there will be further opportunities for delegates to win an Avion DRM digital radio.
The next events hosted by key Consortium members will be at:
– Thomson Broadcast (Hall 8 C35): “The Best Radio Technology ROI” Saturday 10th September, 1230 to 1330
– Nautel (Hall 8 C49): “DRM30 Expanding the limits – A look at Super MW in 2016” Saturday 10th September 1530 to 1700
– Ampegon and Transradio (Hall 8 D35): “Digital Shortwave Transmission” Sunday 11th September 1400 to 1500.
Today, Babcock International broadcast a live BBC DRM transmission on 7240 kHz, which was very well received. There will be further live transmissions at the following times:
Saturday 10th September 13.30-15.30 (CET) 11.30 – 13.30 (GMT)
Sunday 11th September 15.30-1630 (CET) 13.30 – 14.30 (GMT)