DRM Brazilian Multi-Sector Platform Launched Successfully in Sao Paulo

The DRM Consortium and Brazilian experts, manufacturers and broadcasters celebrated on October 1st the official launch of the DRM Brazilian multi-sector Platform.

More than 40 media and industry representatives witnessed the launch of the Platform aimed at uniting all the Brazilian stakeholders who believe that DRM Digital Radio Mondiale, the only open and globally ITU endorsed
digital radio standard for all frequencies, can answer all the Brazilian digital radio requirements.

As stated during the event, DRM is a truly open and flexible digital platform that should be the basis of the successful Brazilian digital radio standard.

Silvio Rhatto, one of the representatives of the Brazilian DRM Platform, said: “This is a great moment in the long and illustrious history of radio in Brazil. We have a great responsibility. The hard work for us starts now.”

Ruxandra Obreja, DRM Consortium chair, welcomed the newest local DRM platform to the international DRM family: “In Sao Paulo we had a great opportunity to strengthen the DRM presence in Brazil. During very well received presentations we demonstrated that there are ways we could suggest to successfully implement DRM in order to bring to Brazil a future-proof radio standard with real social, cultural, economic and commercial dividends. The DRM community are confident that the Brazilian government is analyzing all the options thoroughly in order to come to the best choice for this country and its people, as well as the continent.

About 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.

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See picture here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/drmorg/sets/72157631683565681/

Listen to radio clip http://www.agenciaradioweb.com.br/conteudo/materias/121001181632drm.mp3



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