DRM Enterprise Award – Pacific Islands 2014

DRM Enterprise Award – Pacific Islands 2014

Press Release

The DRM Consortium is pleased to announce the launch of its first DRM Enterprise Award which will be presented to the individual or organisation that has promoted successfully, applied innovatively and actively introduced DRM in a specific market.

The first DRM annual prize is to be awarded in 2014 in the Pacific Islands at a suitable event to be announced at the beginning of next year. The winner of the small cash prize will be selected by an independent board of specialists, made up of representatives drawn from organisations within the region and from the DRM Consortium.

The award will be launched officially at IBC 2013. Its aim is to stimulate interest in the DRM standard in various parts of the world that would benefit from the full introduction of digital radio, like the Pacific Islands region.  DRM Consortium Chair, Ruxandra Obreja, hopes that: “This award will be the first of an on-going series of awards recognising those who are prepared to explore and turn into reality the many benefits of DRM, and digital radio.  The attractive features of DRM, like data services or the emergency warning functionality will offer new opportunities and applications that will meet real and urgent needs of people in areas like the Pacific islands.”

This year the DRM Consortium will have its strongest IBC presence yet. DRM will be making two presentations (“A DRM Update”) in the EBU Theatre Hall 10 F20 on Friday 13th September 4 p.m. and then on Saturday 14th September 11 a.m

On Saturday (14th) afternoon, the DRM Consortium member Nautel Ltd, will also be hosting their traditional DRM event this year under the banner “DRM Listeners – Building a Billion”. Visitors to the Nautel stand (Hall 8C.61) will be able to see and hear DRM technology in action. Digidia and RFmondial will also contribute to the event offering an insight into the All India Radio DRM roll-out and explaining the benefits of the DRM Emergency Warning Functionality.

For more information on the award, to get your nominees on the list, please write to:

 About DRM

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

The DRM standard comprises of two major configurations: ‘DRM30’ intended for broadcasts on short, medium and long wave up to 30 MHz and providing large coverage areas and low power consumption. The configuration for the VHF bands above 30 MHz is called ‘DRM+’, tailored for local and regional coverage with broadcaster-controlled transmissions.

All DRM configurations share the same audio coding, data and multimedia services, service linking, multiplexing and signalling schemes.  DRM provides high quality sound combined with a wealth of enhanced features: Surround Sound, Journaline text information, Slideshow, EPG, and data services.

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