Australia shares digital radio expertise

The Australian commercial radio industry is providing DAB+ technical and management expertise to assist with a two day technology workshop in Indonesia.

The  DAB+ 2 day workshop will be followed by a two day transmission trial and field measurement exercise in and around the city of Jakarta (pictured), from 24- 27 September.

Countries in the Asia Pacific Region are considering adopting DAB+ technology, which has been successfully introduced in Australia.  DAB+ has been adopted in over 40 countries including Australia, Hong Kong France, Germany the United Kingdom, Italy and many more.

The event is jointly organised by the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union, Ministry for Communications and Technology, Radio Republic Indonesia and WorldDMB. It will provide participants with up-to-date information on all aspects of planning and digital radio implementation of DAB+, its transmission technology and will demonstrate its enhanced features and efficiencies compared to analogue broadcast.

The Indonesian Minister for Communications and Technology will make the opening address to delegates, senior engineering executives from the region. Other speakers will include representatives from the Indonesian national broadcaster RRI, ABU Director of Technology Sharad Sadhu and WorldDMB Asia Pacific Chair, Joan Warner.

“The DAB+ digital radio showcase and demonstration will provide a perfect platform to exchange knowledge and expertise from industry experts who have already learned firsthand about the processes and challenges of digitalising their own countries’ radio industries,” says Warner.

WorldDMB members, Commercial Radio Australia, Harris, Radioscape, Factum, Pure, and Keystone Semiconductors have provided equipment for this demonstration and will share their expertise during this event.

WorldDMB is the global industry forum for digital radio promoting DAB, DAB+ and DMB – the digital radio broadcasting standards of choice in Europe and much of Asia Pacific.