| 26 May 2024
Indian DRM car radio set to show at International Broadcasting Convention

NEW DELHI: The unveiling of software digital radio, the commercial launch of the full-feature DRM Indian receiver and the development of a line-fit car receiver by a top car manufacturer will be among the highlights at this year’s International Broadcasting Convention (IBC).
The latest updates on market developments in Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America and attend demonstrations of the latest Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) equipment will take place at the IBC being held in Amsterdam from 9 to 13 September.

IBC is the leading global tradeshow for broadcasters and media professionals and attracts over 150,000 visitors every year from over 160 countries worldwide.

DRM has made significant progress over the last twelve months particularly in the receiver and car industries
GatesAir, Thomson Broadcast, and Nautel will have separate stalls and a joint event between Ampegon and Transradio will be featured.

DRM Consortium Chairman Ruxandra Obreja said, “If one thing has become clear to us in the last 12 months more than ever it is that digital radio is absolutely the future of radio. As more than one platform or one device is now capable of carrying digital audio broadcasting the various key organisations, regulators, broadcasters and the receiver and automotive industry have to be urged and convinced to embrace publicly the duality and complementarity of the open DRM and DAB standards as the complete Digital Radio solution able to offer full and comprehensive country coverage and full services to all listeners. In our view this means a digital future for all broadcasters large or small, offering more programme choice to listeners, extra multimedia services with text and images, increased energy savings and spectrum efficiency. We hope that IBC will be the perfect forum to demonstrate once again the benefits of DRM and its compatibility and complementarity with other open standards.”

Other DRM members present at IBC will include Babcock International, Fraunhofer IIS, Panasonic, RIZ Transmitters and RFmondial.