First DRM+ Trial in the Asia-Pacific Region

The DRM Consortium is pleased to announce a DRM+ trial and workshop in Sri Lanka. The Consortium has joined forces with the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRC), the Sri Lankan Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC), Germany’s international broadcaster, Deutsche Welle and the Asian-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) to run a trial of DRM+ and showcase its benefits. SLBC has offered the DRM Consortium its full support and the use of one of its low power stations in Colombo for the duration of the trial.

The two day DRM+ technical trial planned for Nov 29th and 30th will be followed by a workshop organised together with ABU, where the attendees will be invited to observe the results of the DRM+ trial and to learn more about the full DRM standard. The workshop will be held at the World Trade Centre in Colombo, Sri Lanka from Dec 1st- 3rd 2010

Mr. Hudson Samarasinghe, Chairman of SLBC commented: “Being the pioneer broadcaster in Asia, the SLBC considers it a great privilege to be part in hosting this prestigious event.  We are very pleased indeed to be part of this move to introduce state-of-the art technology which will truly take radio broadcasting in Asia to the digital era.  The Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation is proud to continue its pioneering trend, abreast with this cutting – edge technology which will prove to be the future of radio here in Asia.”

DRM Consortium Chairman, Ruxandra Obreja said: “We are excited about this event and grateful to all our partners in this unique undertaking. We hope it will showcase a simple, single channel, affordable and excellent solution for digitising FM. The trial will add to the valuable data we already have on the capabilities of DRM+. Our workshop will be interactive, practical and hopefully very useful, giving participants a real chance to experience and understand the advantages of DRM+ and DRM30.”

> The official press release is available here.


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