09 Apr Digital Radio Mondiale to Hold this Year’s General Assembly in Spain
Under the banner “Digital Radio Mondiale Drives Forward”, the 2018 General Assembly of the DRM Consortium is scheduled to take place on Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th of April, at the Palma Bellver Bay Meliá Hotel on Mallorca being hosted by Bosch and RFmondial.
The General Assembly is where the strategy and working plan for the next year is set for DRM. This year’s Assembly will also serve as an election year for the Chair and all leading bodies of the Consortium. This will be an excellent opportunity for members and guests to review all the activities of the past year receive updates from country representatives and specialists from all the corners of the globe on an outstanding year of progress for DRM. A special receiver session has been also scheduled as part of the event.
For Ruxandra Obreja, DRM Chairman, this is a moment to take stock “and review the excellent progress made by DRM in India and other countries in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as South Africa, other countries in Africa, Middle East and Europe. DRM Drives forward with big successes in the automotive industry. Continuous work goes on to provide ingenious standalone and car receivers. DRM as a provider of more than audio and especially emergency warning functionality puts it in a unique position giving users a powerful, all-band solution they can use for their specific needs and coverage at local, regional, national and international level.”
Digital Radio Mondiale™ (DRM) is the universal, openly standardised digital broadcasting system for all broadcasting frequencies, able to cover fully any country whatever its size at much reduced energy costs.
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 transmissions.
All DRM configurations share the same audio coding, data and multimedia services, service linking, multiplexing and signalling schemes. DRM provides high quality sound combined with a wealth of enhanced features: Surround Sound, Journaline text information, Slideshow, EPG, and data services.
The DRM Consortium was recognised by ITU and awarded for its outstanding contribution to the Telecommunications over the past years and has signed the EBU Smart Radio Memorandum that promotes access to free to air radio on all devices.
DRM can help deliver the mandate of any government: to reach all its citizens with information, education, emergency warnings and entertainment.
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