| 28 Jan 2023
Indian made DRM receivers, radio sets to be highlight of DRM General Assembly in Germany

NEW DELHI: The first made-in-India DRM receiver and the first DRM receiver in an Indian car will be a major highlight at the 2016 General Assembly of the Digital Radio Mondiale Consortium to be held in April in Germany.

The meet is taking place on 5 and 6 April and is being hosted by Fraunhofer IIS at their headquarters in Erlangen, near Nuremberg (Germany). The theme for this year’s event is “Digital Radio Mondiale – Smart Radio for Everyone”.

DRM members and invited guests to both the General Assembly and the European Workshop (scheduled for 7 April) will have a chance to get together, review and exchange exclusive information on DRM in one of the most innovative research institutes in the world.

During the General Assembly, members and guests will review the DRM outstanding activities and achievements of the past year.

“This is also the time to address all the remaining challenges and participate in shaping the strategy of the next year”, DRM chairperson Ruxandra Obreja said in a statement.

She noted that “the past year witnessed some visible progress and impact on receiver developments with the launch of the first made in India receiver and the first DRM receiver in an Indian car. Receivers remain at the top of our priorities and part for the big push to see digital radio take hold in key markets across the world.”

The General Assembly will take place on 5 April for half day and on 6 April for the full day. On the 6 afternoon, the GA will overlap with the start of the first DRM European Workshop.

The European workshop is being organised for the first time by the DRM German Platform. Its Chairman, Joachim Lehnert, explains what drove the members to take this initiative: “The event will focus on the radio receiver and car industry and the need for the provision of multi-standard radios in Europe which can and should include DRM reception in the AM and in the VHF bands.”