21 Jul DRM Visit to Korea
A delegation of senior DRM Consortium members attended the 21st edition of KOBA (Korean Broadcasting Engineer & Technicians Association ) Exhibition & Conference (14-17th June 2011) and held meetings with the major players and stakeholders in the Radio Digitisation process in Korea. Meetings were also held to push for receivers for all the important DRM markets. DRM Chairperson Ruxandra Obreja along with Vice Chair Ludo Maes and Technical Committee Chair Lindsay Cornell used the opportunity to meet senior Korean technologists and broadcasters. They also met Korean manufacturer MSWay who have recently become DRM members at their head office in Seoul and discussed their plans for a commercial DRM30/DRM+ receiver. In Korea the government has asked ETRI, the broadcast specialised institute, to evaluate the various standards and tests have been performed in Korea recently. Reports have been sent to the government and bodies like the Digital Radio Committee (representing all Korean stakeholders) are now advising the government on what solution to go for. The chosen standard is scheduled to be announced by the end of this year.