The first Indian-made DRM AM model receiver is Designed and produced by Communications Systems Inc under the brand name Avion Electronics of India (  The AV-DR -1401 stereo model can receive digital DRM SW and MW, as well as analogue AM and FM, and offers some of the extra features that make digital superior to analogue, including more choice in perfect sound (MPEG audio), multimedia applications and local interactive text and media (Journaline), automatic tuning by station rather than frequency, and emergency alert capability.  The receiver was unveiled on Friday 12th September at the first DRM ‘Pit-stop’ at the Ampegon stand, and was subsequently showcased at both the second event with Thomson Broadcast, and at the Building to a Billion and Beyond event organised by DRM Consortium member Nautel . The company representatives and other Consortium companies from India and around the world gave an update on the digital project in India and participants were able to sample the excellent sound of the new DRM receiver model.

Ankit Agrawal, Director of Communications Systems Inc was thrilled with the interest created by the DRM radio: ”Our receiver performed very well and its audio quality, extra features and ease of use received a lot of positive feedback.  IBC participants particularly liked the extended battery life of the receiver and its emergency warning capability.  With small adjustments we plan to make the receiver available for order in the next few months.”

Ruxandra Obreja, DRMConsortium Chair, says: “We are very pleased with the exciting announcement of this new Indian receiver. With sufficient orders and support it could do very well and start the receiver ball rolling, demonstrating that global, green and extremely cost-effective DRM is not just an aspiration for the future of digital radio but a reality for listeners now.”

Avion Electronics DRM Receiver

AV-DR -1401

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