Successful IBC For DRM

The complete global DRM standard, with standard enhancement to include DRM+ for broadcasting at frequencies up to 174 MHz, and DRM Receiver Profiles were both unveiled at IBC this week. At the DRM Consortium’s annual networking event on Friday 11th September at the IBC ‘Beach’, senior members of the Consortium provided updates on recent DRM developments including the availability of commercial receivers to the large audience.
Event guests from around the world were given further updates from countries such as India and Russia where DRM30 has already been officially declared as the system of choice for digital switch-over and heard reports about the recent DRM+ test transmissions that took place in Paris. There were live demos of the complete DRM standard with its unique features including DRM+ in Surround Sound. Guests experienced the live broadcast of the BBC-DW DRM channel for Europe on Uniwave and Himalaya receivers.
Chairperson Ruxandra Obreja, expressed satisfaction at the successful event, “The DRM Consortium event welcomed over 120 guests to be present at the release of the DRM Receiver Profiles. Broadcasters, industry experts, regulators used the opportunity to obtain further information on the recently standardised DRM+ and the progress of DRM around the world. Participants told the Consortium representatives that the 3-hour event was a great success.” With so many members attending IBC, the Consortium held its Steering Board meeting on Saturday 12th September.
Finally there were a number of DRM Members exhibiting during IBC 2009:
Digidia, Hall 8, Booth E29
Dolby, Hall 2 Booth B28 and Hall 2 Booth A29
Fraunhofer at TRANSRADIO SenderSyteme Berlin AG – Hall8, Booth D30
RFMondiale at Nautel Hall8, Booth C61
Riz Transmitters co Hall8, Booth D24
Nautel, Hall 8, Booth C61
Thomson, Broadcast & Multimedia Hall 1, Booth D11 and Booth E02
TRANSRADIO, SenderSyteme Berlin AG Hall 8, Booth D30


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