What is DRM

DRM is the universal, openly standardised digital broadcasting system for all broadcasting frequencies, including the AM bands (LW, MW, SW), as well as VHF Bands I, II – (FM band) and III.

In the past the AM flavour was known as DRM30 and the VHF variant as DRM+. This gave the false impression that there are two standard or that one is the more modern of the other. The DRM standard is one, sharing the same features and benefits across all the bands. To be more explicit and get rid of possible confusion nowadays we call is DRM for AM (below 30 MHz) and DRM for FM (VHF band). DRM is one standard, free for all and on all bands.

DRM ensures the efficient and complete digitisation of those countries committing to the digital radio roll-out. The great flexibility of DRM supports all types of coverage needs – from local, regional, nation-wide to international.  DRM allows a seamless transition to digital radio with the upgrade of existing transmitter infrastructure as well as with analogue-digital simulcast configurations. DRM digital radio can save broadcasters up to 80% in energy and maintenance costs.



What are the benefits



DRM is greener, clearer, wider, bigger, better quality & audio content and cost efficient
The Benefits of DRM can be enjoyed by:


  • Excellent quality sound in stereo DRM30, CD quality in DRM+
  • Data such as text, pictures and Journaline
  • Easy tuning on station name


  • Replace receivers with new digital receivers
  • Increase the market potential
  • Increase possibilities for new areas of interest and content


  • Multilingual programmes are possible plus extra information
  • Reduced power consumption of up to 40-50%
  • Increased opportunity for revenue generation streams


  • Uses less spectrum and releases spectrum for other use
  • An international standard
  • Low power cost-green broadcasting
  • Emergency warning alert