18 Jun DRM at ABERT Congress – Brazil
DRM at ABERT Congress
The DRM Consortium will attend and exhibit at the 26th ABERT Congress in Brasilia (19-22 June) in order to showcase the developments and full potential of the DRM standard, now fully recommended by ITU for both AM (DRM30) and VHF (DRM+). Consortium members will present equipment, receivers and latest information on DRM+ trials at booth 16.
As Brazil prepares to enter into the digital age, this is a chance for Brazilian broadcasters, regulators, engineers, researchers and members of the public to learn more about DRM, the only open global standard for all types of radio stations (large national, regional and small community stations).
DRM senior officials and experts will be attending the event which “is an opportunity to show how much DRM has progressed in these last 12 months. It is really exciting to be in Brazil, says Ruxandra Obreja, DRM Consortium chair, and celebrate 90 years of radio broadcasting at this crucial moment for digital radio in Brazil and Latin America. DRM has lots to show on latest technical and receiver developments”.
About Digital Radio MondialeTM (DRM)
Digital Radio MondialeTM (DRM) is the universal, openly standardised digital broadcasting system for all broadcasting frequencies below and above 30 MHz, including LW, MW, SW, band I, II (FM band) and band III.
DRM provides digital sound quality and the ease-of-use that comes from digital radio, combined with a wealth of enhanced features: Surround Sound, Journaline text information, Slideshow, EPG, and data services.
DRM on short, medium and long wave for broadcasting bands up to 30 MHz (called ‘DRM30’) provides large coverage areas and low power consumption. The enhancement of the DRM standard for broadcast frequencies above 30 MHz (‘DRM+’) uses the same audio coding, data services, multiplexing and signaling schemes as DRM30 but introduces an additional transmission mode optimized for those bands.