DRM Events in India

DRM Events in India

The DRM Consortium’s trip to India had three main objectives:

  •   To work closely with All India Radio on technical matters related to the DRM wealth of possibilities, such as the Emergency Warning and Alerts features
  •  To hold a comprehensive DRM workshop in Chennai for a mix of stakeholders, including AIR local staff, manufacturers and media
  • To have meetings with both government bodies as well as radio manufacturers who showed increased interest in planning and producing radio-sets and mobile dongles


 DRM Consortium workshop and demo for AIR staff – Emergency Warning and Alerts (21st August)

Some 40 staff members of AIR participated at this very successful event, which was hosted by AIR at their transmitter site in Mall Road, New Delhi. It was organised by Honorary DRM Chairman, Yogendra Pal, with the involvement of AIR management. Key AIR staff, including the outgoing and incoming Engineers-in-Chief, were also present. Digidia and Fraunhofer equipment (CS) was used to illustrate the Emergency Warning DRM features. The comprehensive and ‘hands-on’ technical presentation was aimed at helping AIR plan and include in their future DRM broadcasts the Emergency Warning system. The presentation was very well received and a lot of interest was shown for the clear demonstration of this valuable feature (live on laptops, tablet and Uniwave receiver). There were many questions during the event e.g. on switching to emergency warning, scheduling various services etc.