25 Aug Register now for DRM Virtual Showcase 09.09.2020
Under the overarching theme “DRM – Advanced Radio for All” the DRM Consortium has planned for a virtual showcase to share with participants the practical advances of DRM in various parts of the world and the recent improvements to the DRM performance, equipment and receivers.
Planned for September 9th (1000-1200 UTC) this special IBC event hosted by the DRM Consortium will bring together specialists and practitioners from India, Indonesia, UK, Germany, Pakistan, China, Brazil and many more places to present to you DRM implementation and innovation as well as working and available receivers. The two-hour event will be a mixture of live presentations, videos, questions and answers, both immersive and exciting.
Ruxandra Obreja, the Consortium Chairman, hopes that: “this will be a unique event which will stand out in the sea of current virtual webinars and meetings. The interest and practical roll out of the only all-band digital radio standard, even in these challenging times, demonstrates that DRM is even more attractive now as it digitally future-proofs for all broadcasters large or small. DRM is offering more news and entertainment programme choice to all listeners, as well as the increasingly necessary access to education and emergency warnings, while ensuring full country coverage with increased energy savings and spectrum efficiency.”
Some of the companies participating are: Ampegon, BBC, Encompass Digital Media, Fraunhofer IIS, Gospell, Inntot, PBC, RFmondial, RRI, Starwaves.
Digital Radio Mondiale™ (DRM) is the universal, openly standardised digital radio system for all broadcasting frequencies and coverage needs.
DRM on short, medium and long wave up to 30 MHz provides for the efficient coverage in large areas with at least FM quality, while significantly reducing power consumption. DRM in the FM & VHF bands above 30 MHz
enables flexible local and regional broadcaster-controlled services, with up to 3 stereo audio programmes plus multimedia components in half the bandwidth of a single analogue FM signal.
Advanced radio functionality thanks to DRM comprises: More services based on the highly efficient audio codec MPEG xHE-AAC and free-to-air Journaline multi-lingual text information, detailed service signalling, service linking (including to analogue AM/FM services) and DRM EWF – Emergency Warning Functionality. Enhanced DRM features include native Unicode support, station logos via SPI, Slideshow images and traffic and travel information.
The DRM Consortium was awarded by ITU for its outstanding contribution to the Telecommunications sector over the past years and has signed the EBU Smart Radio Memorandum that promotes access to free to air radio on all devices.
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