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DRM Digital Radio General Assembly – Smart, Comprehensive, and Innovative

DRM Digital Radio General Assembly – Smart, Comprehensive, and Innovative

 

The DRM General Assembly 2024 will be ground-breaking, attractive and innovative. For the first time the annual meeting of the DRM Consortium, together with a newly announced DRM Masterclass, will be held in the Middle East, in Dubai, UAE, on May 19-20.

Participants from all over the world will be invited on May 19th 1100-1300, local time, to a “DRM Masterclass” on the DRM standard. It will be a clear and simple presentation of the standard with plenty of time set aside for questions and brief demonstrations. The “DRM – the What, Why and How” is open to registered guests and will be held at Radisson Blu Hotel (https://www.radissonhotels.com/en-us/hotels/radisson-blu-dubai-canal).

The DRM General Assembly. will start at Radisson Blu conference hall at 1400-1700 on the same day (the 19th). May 20th (0930-1600) will be fully dedicated to the General Assembly. This will be an opportunity for the Consortium to provide a general update on all the DRM activities marking a very successful year, to invite VIPs to contribute with their views on digital radio and to involve all participants in strategic discussion sessions. All those present will have a chance during the sessions and break times to network together and meet delegates from key regions.

For information and registration, please contact: projectoffice@drm.org.

About DRM

Digital Radio Mondiale™ (DRM) is the universal, openly standardised digital radio system for all broadcasting frequencies and coverage needs.

DRM on short, medium and long wave up to 30 MHz provides for efficient coverage in large areas with at least FM quality, while significantly reducing power consumption. DRM in the FM and VHF bands above 30 MHz enables flexible local and regional broadcaster-controlled services, with up to 3 stereo audio programmes plus multimedia components in half the bandwidth of a single analogue FM signal.

Advanced radio functionality thanks to DRM comprises: More services based on the highly efficient audio codec MPEG xHE-AAC and free-to-air Journaline multi-lingual text information, detailed service signalling, service linking (including to analogue AM/FM services) and DRM EWF – Emergency Warning Functionality. Enhanced DRM features include native Unicode support, station logos via SPI, Slideshow images and traffic and travel information.

The DRM Consortium was awarded by ITU for its outstanding contribution to the Telecommunications sector over the past years and has signed the EBU Smart Radio Memorandum that promotes access to free to air radio on all devices.

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