New DRM Broadcasters’ User Guide Released

London, 24th June 2010: The DRM Consortium has produced a new up-to-date Broadcasters’ User Guide (BUG) intended to provide a source of relevant and authoritative information on the full DRM Digital Radio broadcasting system. It is aimed at broadcasters considering the transition from analogue to digital broadcast in the AM and VHF broadcasting bands using what many believe to be the most advanced and flexible digital radio broadcast system today. It will also be of interest to manufacturers, service-planners, administrations and regulatory bodies involved with broadcasting systems and policy.

The document is intended to explain how and why a broadcaster might go digital, from both technical and commercial perspectives, describe the basic operation of the DRM system (DRM30 and DRM+), provide a definitive source of references to key technical standards, including regulatory, co-ordination and planning information for DRM broadcasting.

The Broadcasters’ User Guide also provides detailed information on other useful features, such as bespoke commercial applications designed to run on the DRM platform. The Guide has eleven chapters with illustrations and clear explanations on themes such as the DRM technology and content, the network infrastructure, receivers, IPR and references to DRM system related papers and published articles.

“The Broadcasters’ User Guide is a reference document for anyone interested in understanding and implementing this complete global, digital radio standard. It addresses the specialists and enthusiasts in equal measure and as such it is the free contribution that the DRM Consortium would like to make to the broadcast industry and the revitalisation of audio broadcasting in the digital age”, said Ruxandra Obreja, DRM Consortium chair.

The BUG is available in booklet format from the DRM Project Office (can be contacted onprojectoffice@drm.org)

Click here to download the complete press release in pdf format.

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