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DRM+ In Band I Promoted As A Most Suitable Technology To Complement Other Digital Radio Standards In Countries Like France

DRM+ In Band I Promoted As A Most Suitable Technology To Complement Other Digital Radio Standards In Countries Like France

Paris, France – DRM+ (the DRM technology for radio broadcasts at frequencies up to 174 MHz) has been successfully demonstrated in Paris on Thursday, July 16th 2009. A DRM+ signal was broadcast in band I on 64.5 MHz from Tour Pleyel, in the North of Paris. The stereo and 5.1 Surround sound audio accompanied by DRM Dynamic Labels, Journaline text information, and SlideShow graphics images, were presented with live indoor reception to an audience of over fifty broadcasters and radio specialists. Following the event participants had the opportunity to experience live DRM+ reception with the 5.1 surround sound touring in a car. This demonstration was organized by the Syndicat National des Radios Libres (SNRL) and was performed with the help of University of Applied Sciences, Kaiserslautern and Fraunhofer IIS, Erlangen. The aim of this event was to prove that the DRM system is the perfect solution for local and smaller radio stations unable to join multiplexes, even in places where the FM band is full thanks to the use of available frequencies below 87 MHz. David Blanc, SNRL said: “DRM+ is a perfect complement to multiplexes in band 3, it is an efficient and simple solution for hundreds of isolated local radio stations, especially in rural or mountainous areas. The near-CD audio is superb and the data is as rich as with T-DMB or DAB+, with nice slideshow picture quality and useful textual information sent alongside the audio. We really hope this technology can get government approval in France and Europe and be integrated in radio receivers.”Ruxandra Obreja, DRM Consortium chair said: “It was great to experience for the first time DRM+ in band I. The DRM+ demo in Paris proved that there is already the cutting edge technology available to provide all the benefits of digital radio meeting the needs of smaller stations and of the listeners wherever they are.”>For more information and DRM updates please visit tmp.drm.org or subscribe to DRM news by writing to pressoffice@drm.org. > Please find and read here the presentations of Mrs. Ruxandra Obreja, DRM Chairman, M. Alexander Zink, Chairman DRM Distribution Interfaces and Vice Chairman DRM Technical Committee,  M. Prof. Andreas Steil (presentation in French), University of Applied Sciences, FH Kaiserslautern and M. David Blanc (presentation in French), SNRL.



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