DRM Digital Radio “Expanding in India and All Asia” – the Complete DRM Offer at BES Expo 2024

DRM Digital Radio “Expanding in India and All Asia” – the Complete DRM Offer at BES Expo 2024

The Digital Radio Mondiale™ (DRM) Consortium ( is preparing for a rich and ambitious presence at the 28th international BES Expo (Broadcast Engineering Society – on Broadcast & Media Technology, under the title “DRM Expanding in India and All Asia”. With more than 1,000 delegates, speakers and panellists from India and abroad the BES event is rated the biggest in Asia. The BES exhibition and conference will be held in Hall 12 A, at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi 110002, India, 15-17 February 2024.

The DRM Consortium and several of its Indian and international members and partners (CML Microcircuits, Fraunhofer IIS, Gospell, NXP, RFmondial and Starwaves) will welcome all visitors in Hall 12A – Booth C1. Other DRM members like Inntot (India) and Nautel (Canada) will also be close by.

Each of the participating companies will showcase the latest developments of the DRM technology as well as the progress made in providing high-quality and economical chipsets and receivers.

The DRM C1 booth will be the stage for live DRM signal demonstrations highlighting the versatility of the standard.

CML Microcircuits (UK, global) is introducing its new energy and cost-saving all-band receiver module announcing the creation of a consumer tester programme for its forthcoming DRM1000 receiver module. The testing process will ensure excellent consumer experience from the DRM1000 in the expanding DRM-capable receiver market in India. CML will invite up to 25 DRM enthusiasts and listeners to receive pre-production module versions of the DRM1000 at booth C1. They will be asked to provide user feedback on features and performance of the module to CML, in return for free participation in the programme.

NXP (global and strong in India) will also present its new powerful chipset (recently introduced at CES in Las Vegas and commercially available from 2025).

Fraunhofer IIS (Germany) will introduce its latest innovation for DRM transmission and reception including DRM ContentServer and MultimediaPlayer technologies (available for manufacturer integration), as well as showcasing a series of applications turning the rich DRM standard feature set into useful hands-on experiences for users and listeners.

RFmondial (Germany) is a company offering professional products and services for the digital broadcasting industry (DRM Multichannel, DRM-FM, DRM-AM). At BES it will highlight its major, tested innovations in providing superefficient DRM for FM broadcasts.

Gospell (China) will show their latest small, integrated and superefficient receiver solutions. And receiver manufacturer STARWAVES (Switzerland/Germany) will demonstrate its newest and attractive receiver W2401 which can make the received DRM content and live streams available through its built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, as well as an exciting novel mobile solution. STARWAVES will also introduce their local distributor in India.

The BES conference held in parallel with the exhibition will include two DRM contributions on “Digital Radio – Ingredients of Success” and “Digitising FM – the Way to a Win-Win Solution”.

For the DRM Consortium Chairman, Ruxandra Obreja, BES will be a great opportunity to show how much the standard has progressed recently not only in India but in other big and significant Asian countries. “Being able to demonstrate the DRM chain from transmission to reception will be the best showcase for the strength and versatility of the DRM standard. This will be a practical explanation for why an increasing number of important countries are investing in digitising with DRM in AM and FM.”