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DRM Outlines Progress

Places emphasis on transmitter, receiver and business developments

During IBC, the DRM Consortium organized manufacturer presentations at the GatesAir, Thomson Broadcast, Nautel, Ampegon and Transradio booths.

At Friday’s gathering, hosted by GatesAir, the company unveiled its DRM+ G4 Exgine card, which it says offers “a quick DRM digital upgrade solution” for its range of Flexiva FM transmitters. It is developed in association with DRM Consortium member, RFmondial.

Highlights from Saturday’s event at Nautel included an announcement that the company had recently received an order from Hungary’s national network operator, Antenna Hungária, for an NX2000 DRM-capable medium wave system, which comprises five Nautel NX400 transmitters with a combiner.

In addition, it said, All India Radio has ordered another six Nautel DRM-capable transmitters to supplement the 27 DRM transmitters it previously installed and are now on air. In total, DRM consortium says India counts some 35 operational DRM transmitters, located throughout the nation.

Finally, Sunday’s DRM meeting at the Ampegon and Transradio stand outlined the importance of DRM’s capacity to deliver data over long distances and the various applications. Transradio also took the opportunity to announce its new line of DRM-capable TRAF FM transmitters. In addition, attendees had the opportunity to see and listen to the recently launched Gospell Digital Technology GR-216 DRM receiver as well as the PantronX Titus II SDR android tablet solution for DRM and analog.

DRM said all events were accompanied by Babcock International’s live BBC DRM transmission on 7240 kHz to Amsterdam.