DRM Supports and Exhibits at the International Broadcasting Engineering Society of India Conference and Exhibition in New Delhi

The DRM Consortium, represented by its Indian and international members and partners (including All India Radio, Ampegon, BECIL, BBC, Communication Systems Inc., Fraunhofer IIS, Gospell Digital Technologies, Nautel, NXP, RFmondial), will have a stronger presence than ever at the international BES (Broadcasting Engineering Society www.besindia.co.in) conference and exhibition on terrestrial and satellite broadcasting, taking place in New Delhi, India, 26-28 February 2018.  BES EXPO is rated as the biggest broadcast technology show in India with nearly 300 exhibitors from 25 countries and an estimated 3,000 professionals and decision-makers attending.

The DRM Consortium (www.drm.org) and one of its key Asian members, Gospell Digital Technology (www.gospell.com), will welcome all visitors at booths 21 and 22, ready to present latest DRM receiver models (including a DRM and Bluetooth car kit) and share knowledge on aspects of DRM such as the emergency warning functionality. The latest model of one of the leading automobile manufacturers in India, with a line-fit DRM receiver will be on display as well.

A three-day conference on the theme “Non-Linear Broadcasting – Technology and Business Models” will be held concurrently with the exhibition and will include two DRM sessions on February 28th. One will be on “Unique, Superior Features of DRM – The Latest Digital Radio Standard” and another on “The Progress of DRM in South Asia – Latest Updates and Technical Developments”. In addition, on February 27th, DRM Consortium member Fraunhofer IIS will unveil the synergies between DRM terrestrial digital radio broadcast and latest mobile-friendly Internet streaming services, both based on the latest MPEG xHE-AAC audio codec.

According to Ruxandra Obreja, DRM Consortium Chairman: “As DRM digital radio makes India potentially the largest digital radio market in the world, the DRM Consortium is keen to showcase the current developments and areas of great benefit delivered by DRM. Its many additional features and its capacity to link to IP creates new possibilities for listeners and the industry. Our BES presentations and demonstrations aim to show practically the progress made in India by DRM, its potential for listeners, broadcasters and industry, while learning from our Indian colleagues how the Indian media landscape is changing.”



About DRM

Digital Radio Mondiale™ (DRM) is the universal, openly standardised digital broadcasting system for all broadcasting frequencies.

The DRM standard comprises of two major configurations: ‘DRM30′ intended for broadcasts on short, medium and long wave up to 30 MHz and providing large coverage areas and low power consumption. The configuration for the VHF bands above 30 MHz is called ‘DRM+’, tailored for local and regional coverage with broadcaster-controlled transmissions.

All DRM configurations share the same audio coding, data and multimedia services, service linking, multiplexing and signalling schemes.

DRM provides high quality sound combined with a wealth of enhanced features: Surround Sound, Journaline text information, Slideshow, EPG, and data services.

For more information and DRM updates please visit www.drm.org or subscribe to DRM news by writing to pressoffice@drm.org.

About Gospell Digital Technology

Gospell is a leading supplier of digital TV system and receivers, satellite TV receivers and microwave products with an annual production capacity of 5000 sets of headend and TV transmitters, 6 million sets of Set-top boxes, 20 million LNBs, 3 million satellite dishes.

Gospell has three R&D centers, two manufacturing bases and 8 offices in China with 5000 employees.

Gospell also has a presence in India (www.gospell.com).


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