Wednesday, January 23, 2013

DRM to demonstrate Digital Radio Benefits at India’s BES Expo 2013

Digital Radio Mondiale is to have its own booth (95B) at this year's Indian
Broadcast Engineering Society's 19th International Conference and
Exhibition. The show will take place in Halls N 12 and 12A, Pragathi
Maidan, New Delhi,India from 29th to 31st January 2013.

Very recently Prasar Bharati (All India Radio) awarded an order for 21
additional medium wave AM transmitters and associated equipment from DRM
Consortium member, Nautel. The orders for 100 kW and 200 kW transmitters
join the earlier announced order of six 300 kW DRM transmitters from All
India Radio making this the world's largest digital radio deployment to
date. All transmitters will be used in 27 locations throughout India.

DRM Chairman, Ruxandra Obreja, hails this development as: "the most
significant development for digital radio in AM and receiver availability
to date. Indian listeners will thus have a chance to hear their favourite
channel in their chosen language in crystal clear quality with all the
added benefits of the extra services that make digital radio an aggregator
of all modern communication platforms".

Read - Nautel press release

With DRM now so high on the radio digitisation agenda in India, the
Consortium intends to give BES participants and visitors a firsthand, live
experience of the DRM benefits. In addition, several DRM members are to
have their own booths at the event :  Ampegon (Booth 59), Digidia (Booth
109), Harris (Booth 97) and Nautel/Comcon (Booth 87). BE, which recently
joined the Consortium as a full member, will also demonstrate at booth 91
their new DRM+ capable transmitters, which might be another cost-effective
solution for India's third phase of FM privatization. Their new FM
transmitter to be seen at BES broadcasts a DRM+ signal and an analogue FM
signal simultaneously through one single transmitter.

DRM experts from Consortium members Analog Devices, Fraunfofer IIS, NXP and
RFmondial will also be attending both the BES exhibition and the
conference. Representatives from Ampegon, Analog Devices, Digidia and
Fraunhofer are also to make presentations at the Digital Radio Broadcasting
session on the morning of the 31 st Jan. The session will be
chaired by the Engineer-In-Chief, All India Radio (AIR) and will also
include a presentation on the AIR DRM roll-out plans, now in full swing.

If you want to come and experience digital radio for yourself at the BES
Expo 2013 and meet senior DRM experts, come to booth 95B.

For more information please write

About DRM

Digital Radio Mondiale TM (DRM) is the universal, openly standardised
digital broadcasting system for all broadcasting frequencies below and
above 30 MHz, including LW, MW, SW, band I, II (FM band) and band III. DRM
provides digital sound quality and the ease-of-use that comes from digital
radio, combined with a wealth of enhanced features: Surround Sound,
Journaline text information, Slideshow, EPG, and data services.
DRM on short, medium and long wave for broadcasting bands up to 30 MHz
(called 'DRM30') provides large coverage areas and low power consumption.
The enhancement of the DRM standard for broadcast frequencies above 30
MHz ('DRM+') uses the same audio coding, data services, multiplexing and
signalling schemes as DRM30 but introduces an additional transmission mode
optimized for those bands.

For more information and DRM updates please visit or subscribe
to DRM news by writing to

*(DRM Consortium Press Release)*

[Alokesh GuptaNew Delhi, Via dx_india YG]