12 Jul DRM: “Less Energy, More Listeners” at IBC 2012
The DRM Consortium will focus on the efficiency aspects of DRM at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC), being held in Amsterdam from the 6th -11th September. IBC is considered the leading global tradeshow for professionals engaged in the creation, management and delivery of broadcasting media and entertainment.
In Amsterdam, DRM will be showcasing recent developments, highlighting the potential of the DRM standard, now fully recommended by ITU, as well as presenting various receiver options. Three key Consortium members (Transradio, Nautel and Thomson) will host events on September 7th, 8th and 9th showing participants the efficient, extra features of DRM and its applications. On these three days there will updates on the latest market developments and on how DRM (either as DRM30 or as DRM+) can get your rich, digital content efficiently to listeners. The sessions will be practical and an ideal way to catch up with this unique technology. On Sunday 9th the DRM Consortium is inviting you to see and experience DRM, while having the chance to attend the launch of the new complete “DRM Introduction and Implementation Guide”, get a copy of the first complete document on the full standard or win a DRM receiver.
Ruxandra Obreja, DRM Consortium Chairman, says: “Our presence at IBC this year will be bigger and more varied than ever. We aim to demonstrate that DRM is a complete and efficient digital radio solution, attractive to broadcasters and listeners alike. chipset and receiver manufacturers continue to develop new solutions and products so that DRM is turning from a theoretical digitisation solution to a practical, complete and green one”.
Digital Radio MondialeTM (DRM) is the universal, openly standardised digital broadcasting system for all
broadcasting frequencies below and above 30 MHz, including LW, MW, SW, band I, II (FM band) and band III.
DRM provides digital sound quality and the ease-of-use that comes from digital radio, combined with a wealth of
enhanced features: Surround Sound, Journaline text information, Slideshow, EPG, and data services.
DRM on short, medium and long wave for broadcasting bands up to 30 MHz (called ‘DRM30’) provides large
coverage areas and low power consumption. The enhancement of the DRM standard for broadcast frequencies
above 30 MHz (‘DRM+’) uses the same audio coding, data services, multiplexing and signaling schemes as
DRM30 but introduces an additional transmission mode optimized for those bands.