The Digital Radio Mondiale Consortium have announced the recipient of the first DRM Enterprise Award is the Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation for showing interest in actively introducing DRM.
The award aims to stimulate interest in the DRM standard in various parts of the world that would benefit from the full introduction of digital radio.
Mr Sharad Sadhu co-ordinated the event on behalf of the DRM Consortium and was very pleased to see the first DRM Enterprise Award go to the SIBC and said:
“It was interesting to understand the process, the realisation of the need for digital radio and the first steps towards planning of digital radio transmissions. The basic objective is to expand coverage area and reach wider audiences with medium wave radio. In addition, digital shortwave radio is being planned for use in linking existing radio stations in the Pacific countries. Already the interest in Kiribati for example is proof of the spreading interest in DRM in the Pacific islands (For example, a radio broadcaster in Kiribati, the island country just west of the International Dateline, has recognised the efficiency of digital radio in carrying signals to islands not currently covered).”
The winner of the DRM award was chosen by a panel of experts co-ordinated by Mr Sharad Sadhu. The DRM Consortium was also represented by Dr Albert Waal, Head of Hardware Development, RFmondial GmbH.