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What does DRM give the listener that the internet does not?

What does DRM give the listener that the internet does not?

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17th August 2020

 

What does DRM give the listener that the internet does not?[Mike Terry]

 

DRM is primarily intended to provide services to the 50% of the world’s population that does not have internet access, especially in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Latin and South America. Rural and poor populations in these areas typically do not even have FM infrastructure. So, DRM provides service in places where internet does not, because there is no internet! DRM can provide near-FM quality sound, with 3 channels per transmitter, along with limited text and image services to areas without fixed infrastructure and currently only served by analogue AM radio services. No server farms, mobile service or cell towers are required. Additionally, transmission speeds between transmitting antenna and receiver are unrivalled by any known technology, which is potentially useful for purely data transfer applications. DRM technology is not limited solely to audio!