DRM Highlights ‘Smart Radio For All’ at IBC 2019


Under the overarching theme “DRM – Smart Radio for All” the DRM Consortium has planned for two interactive sessions to look at the practical implementation of DRM in various parts of the world. The focus of the sessions will be also on improvements to DRM equipment and receivers.

The first event convened by the DRM Consortium is to be held on Friday 13th September (1530) at Hall 3 Stand C67 and will be hosted by Gospell under the title “The Gospell Receiver – End to End Solution for Your Needs”. The developments in digital radio in China and the upgrades and new, multi-feature and multi-standard receivers and receiver solutions from Gospell will all be in focus.  At the event, the Gospell company will announce several new products featuring DRM for both the consumer and industry market including a portable DRM/AM/FM receiver (for 2020):

•  GR-22 – Portable DRM/AM/FM Receiver

•  GR-227 – DRM Car Adapter

•  GR-301 – DRM/AM/FM Monitoring Receiver

•  GR-310 – Audio Broadcast Monitoring Platform

•  GR-AT3 – High Performance Active HF Antenna

The next day, Saturday the 14th, at the same time (1530) the Consortium invites those interested to an interactive session, to be held at the Nautel booth at 1530 (Hall 8 C49), on the latest implementation of DRM across the world (India, China, South Africa, Russia). More details will be provided about the latest major release of the Fraunhofer IIS ContentServer head-end technology for Digital Radio DRM (and DAB+). The new DRM ContentServer R7 enables broadcasters to ensure consistent loudness within one programme and between programmes and builds resilience with backup audio coding to get over any interruption. The participants will be also able to see and ask questions about the new all-band receiver, the result of the cooperation between Nedis, the Dutch consumer goods company and STARWAVES (an innovative technology radio solution company). The receiver was successfully tested at the recent HFCC meeting in Argentina.

Ruxandra Obreja, the Consortium Chairman, says that: “We are excited about sharing new information on the recent geographic and technological progress of DRM. The interest and practical roll out of the only all-band digital radio standard demonstrates that DRM makes possible an immediate digital future for all broadcasters large or small, offering more programme choice to listeners, extra multimedia services, emergency warning functionality with increased energy savings, spectrum efficiency and full country coverage.”

Other Consortium members attending the IBC exhibition are: BBC, Encompass Digital, Fraunhofer IIS, JVCKenwood, NXP, RFmondial and Sony.

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