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Digital Radio Mondiale Releases Updated Handbook

Provides information on technical and commercial considerations as well as recent findings

Digital Radio Mondiale has released the fourth revision of its free DRM Handbook.

Aimed at the management of broadcasting organizations and regulators, DRM says the guide outlines the benefits of DRM technology for radio broadcasters, as well as technical and commercial considerations to keep in mind when formulating a strategy for its introduction.

It offers information on the technical and regulatory aspects of DRM (in AM and VHF Bands) for both large and local coverage and provides links to reports and articles on a range of DRM trials.

DRM explains that it has revised the Handbook to “keep pace with the extensive new real-life findings of DRM tests and demonstrations” and that the publication contains updated Modulation Error Ratio (MER) figures for DRM for local coverage along with other updates.

“This is not a revision of the standard, which is ITU recommended and operates within the same channel and spectrum allocation as existing analog transmissions with the added digital benefits of better audio, compression and digital multimedia services. It is just a revision of a document written by DRM experts,” points out DRM Chair Ruxandra Obreja.

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“It is a free handbook that DRM wants to share with the world radio community interested in digitization. And if you have questions on the Handbook or want to deepen your knowledge, there is no better place than our next half-day interactive DRM workshop at the ABU Digital Broadcasting Symposium in Kuala Lumpur March 5.”

Download the Handbook here.

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