05 Jul DRM Energy Efficiency Calculator – Your Question Answered
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The energy efficiency tool information was very useful. Can it be also used for receivers and how can I get this tool for my own use?
The DRM Energy Efficiency Calculator is the DRM Consortium user-friendly tool that determines how much energy can be saved by switching transmitters from analogue to digital DRM operation. The receiver question is a totally different one and its answer will depend on information made available by receiver manufacturers. It will also compare the analogue receivers with a digital device, providing much more than just audio. The quest for using less and less energy or battery power for digital radio receivers is continuing and getting notable success lately. The DRM Energy Efficiency Calculator (meant for transmitters) allows you to create a simple PDF report with graphs, pie-charts and comparable data. The parameters to be considered and entered are: operational mode, time on-air, and broadcasting technique assessing the energy consumption and electricity costs, based upon local market information. By comparing data sets for both analogue and DRM digital operations, you can estimate the potential (and often huge) savings you might expect from switching over to DRM. In order to preserve the integrity of your data, the best way is to email: firstname.lastname@example.org so that you can receive, as it were, your own personalised efficiency calculator which can easily be used following the instructions included in the tool also introduced in the YouTube video.