DRM at IBC: less energy, more listeners

The Digital Radio MondialeTM (DRM) Consortium will focus on the efficiency aspects of DRM at the upcoming International Broadcasting Convention (IBC), the leading global tradeshow for professionals engaged in the delivery of broadcasting media and entertainment.

Three key Consortium members will host practical events at the IBC next weekend showing participants a new system for enhancing Short Wave broadcasts with DRM (Exhibitor Thomson – Hall 14.B20 on 8 September, 11am); how to save energy using pre-correction in DRM transmitter systems (Exhibitor Transradio – Hall 8.D30 on 8 September, 3pm) and the efficient use of DRM + and DRM30 with a live transmission to prove it (Exhibitor Nautel – Hall 8.C61 on 9 September, 3pm).

On September 9, the DRM Consortium is inviting conference participants to a networking brunch in the IBC Congress Square Pavilion number two from 11am. You can see and experience DRM while attending the launch of the new complete DRM Introduction and Implementation Guide. At the brunch, visitors can win a copy of that guide as well as a DRM receiver.

The guide’s editor Nigel Laflin, says it is a “must-have” document aimed at radio policy makers, programme makers and technical planners in radio management.

Ruxandra Obreja (pictured) the DRM Consortium Chairman says this year the Consortium’s presence will be bigger and more varied:

“Updates on new chipset and receiver developments, the launch of the implementation guide, sharing information with so many DRM experts and enthusiasts will hopefully demonstrate that DRM is turning from a theoretical digitisation solution to a practical, complete and green one.”