29 Aug DRM is ready for IBC, have you registered for the DRM events?
“DRM for FM and AM – The Radio Platform for All” is the three-stop journey the DRM Consortium invites you all to
The first pre-IBC DRM virtual event is scheduled for September 6th 1200-1500 UTC (1400-1700 CEST) and its theme will be “DRM – A Platform for All”.
The event will be an exciting showcase of the practical advances of DRM during 2021 and 2022 with a well-illustrated, and global view of the DRM standard and its latest receiver developments and projects. Please register here for the virtual event via Zoom: s.drm.org/rK2p.
For those who will be in person in the Netherlands but whom we have not seen for some years we have organised on September 10th 0900-1000 UTC (1100-1200 CEST) at RAI Amsterdam a “Meet and Greet” with the DRM members and specialists. They will be waiting for you at the Fraunhofer IIS stand (Hall 8 B80).
In the afternoon of September 10th, we are expecting you at the Nautel stand (Hall 8 C71) 1300-1500 UTC (1500-1700 CEST). “DRM Is Ready for FM” is an event co-hosted with Nautel which will bring the latest on the India DRM for FM trial, more information on the multi-configuration in DRM for FM, new receiver solutions and transmitter improvements. It will be a useful DRM overview and a chance to network in the very relaxed atmosphere of the friendly Nautel space.
At all these events we will bring you news about the DRM global level developments. This will be the opportunity to see what is new in the transmitter world and see new low-cost receiver solutions proposed by companies like CML Microcircuits/Cambridge Consultants, Gospell, Starwaves etc.
Some of the Consortium members explain what their expectations and ambitions for IBC 2022 are:
“CML and our design partners, Cambridge Consultants in the UK”, says Matthew Phillips, Vice President Global Marketing, “are developing the DRM1000: the world’s lowest cost and lowest power DRM capable receiver platform. We are keen to meet consumer receiver manufacturers who will use the DRM1000 to deliver world leading, portable and personal DRM receivers to their customers. We are also keen to meet with broadcasters considering DRM as their chosen broadcasting method, to show just how attractive and low-cost new DRM capable receivers can be, powered by the DRM1000”.
Simon Keens, Sales and Business Development Manager, Ampegon (Switzerland), says that his company will present at IBC the recent completion of a (DRM capable) transmitter at WALK Radio (USA), and a new shortwave transmitter.
According to its Head of Marketing, John Whyte, “Nautel (Canada) will be back at IBC in full force, and they are looking forward to rekindling many face-to-face relationships with existing customers, resellers, partners, and friends in the DRM community. “Nautel has emerged as the industry’s largest supplier of MW and FM radio transmitters and is unique in its ability to supply the full range of power for DRM with 300 W – 80 kW for FM and 1 kW to 2000 kW for MW.”
Kolon Huang, Regional Sales Manager of the Chinese company, Gospell, announces they will be exhibiting their existing DRM receiver products and debuting at IBC both at the virtual and live events a newly developed product (a low-cost automotive DRM receiver)which can also be seen at their booth in Hall 1 1B07.
Encompass Digital Media is also pleased to be back at IBC, according to Paul Firth, Commercial Director, Radio Services. This will give them a chance to discuss all things TV, Radio, OTT and cloud. “The radio team, in particular, are looking to support customers wishing to engage audiences in hard-to-reach places, with solutions tailored to each geographic requirement and demographic. We also look forward to discussing the exciting developments in the digitalisation of International Broadcasting, through DRM.”
“IBC is also important to DRM and our own company, Szomel, based in Hungary”, says Czaba Szombathy, Executive Manager of the company. “In Amsterdam we want to find out what is new in DRM and also introduce our design house offering consultancy services and training courses related to various RF technologies and broadcasting. SZOMEL is open to finding partners who need customized RF test and measurement services or wish to extend their employees’ skills and knowledge about various RF technologies.”
According to DRM Chairman, Ruxandra Obreja “each of the three DRM events at IBC 2022 is unique, and self-contained. Together they will build the information and contact argument that will convince that DRM for both for FM and AM is the radio platform of the future. DRM, in all bands, open and available to all, is more attractive and in tune with the needs of the world than ever before. It offers energy and spectrum cost savings together with many in-built features and possibilities: delivering excellent audio and data, enabling delivering distance education and emergency warnings. DRM Brings the Digital Broadcasting Future Nearer!”
Other companies supporting DRM events at IBC are: Fraunhofer IIS, RFmondial, OptM India, Inntot India, BBC World Service, Skyworks, RF2Digital, Starwaves.