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News |  23 Apr 2009 10:40 |  By RnMTeam

DRM makes presence felt at NAB 2009

MUMBAI: The DRM Consortium and its members have organised several activities to display the best of DRM technology and equipment at National Association of Broadcasting Exhibition in Las Vegas this year.

On display are new DRM radios to first commercial equipment for DRM+ at the ongoing NAB exhibition.

The DRM Consortium also held a high-level panel discussion at NAB on the subject "DRM is here - wide coverage, low costs, digital quality". The discussion will include presentations about DRM benefits, features, receivers, transmitters and systems specifications and will be followed by a Q&A session. The panelists are Ruxandra Obreja (DRM Chair and Controller Business Development, BBC World Service) Michel Penneroux (Head of AM Broadcasting, TDF, France), Dan Dickey (President, Continental Electronics Corp.), Alexander Zink (Broadcast Applications, Fraunhofer IIS), Lindsay Cornell (Principal Systems Architect, BBC), Darko Cvjetko (General Manager, RIZ Transmitters Co), Christian H?¶rlle, (Project Manager Digital Radio, Transradio SenderSysteme Berlin AG).

The consortium is displaying DRM receivers, including the latest DRM receiver called 'Di- Wave 100', developed by Uniwave Development SAS. This is the first DRM receiver with colour screen that will be in mass production by summer 2009. The receiver has all the multimedia features offered by DRM technology including identification by station name, programme information, Journaline, MOT Slideshow and listening time shift. The radio can receive DRM broadcasts in SW, MW and LW as well as analogue FM and can store 768 stations in its memory. The receiver also has a USB/SD card-reader and mp3/mp4 play-back.

Three prominent manufacturers are presenting the world's first commercial grade DRM+ live transmission system at NAB. Fraunhofer's DRM+ ContentServerT, RFmondial's DRM+ Modulator and Nautel's DRM+ Exciter are combined to produce a live signal at Nautel's booth N7016. The demonstration includes a real-time encoded audio program with surround option, DRM text messages, textual information service Journaline®, and full DRM+ signaling.

DIGIDIA will showcase its DRM/DRM+ Chorus family with its Alto DRM/DRM+ Content Server, its Soprano DRM/DRM+ Exciter with its DRMCore OEM version and its Opus 26MHz 250W Transmitter on the French Pavilion in North hall booth N1737.

TRANSRADIO Sender Systeme Berlin AG will bring the new DRM DMOD3 complete system with all necessary features for DRM broadcasting in the AM bands. The DRM DMOD3 offers highly automated configuration procedures, maximum reliability, low power consumption, low operating temperature and a compact and ergonomic design. The system will be on display on booth N9112.

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