Following the conclusion of testing in Hanover, field trials of DRM+ transmissions are continuing in another German city, Kaiserslautern.
Collaborating in the tests are the Bundesnetzagentur für Elektrizität, Gas, Telekommunikation, Post und Eisenbahnen (BNetzA), the federal agency regulating networks, and two DRM associate members, the Fachhochschule Kaiserslautern and the Landeszentrale für Medien und Kommunikation (LMK) local media authority for Rheinland-Pfalz.
FH Kaiserslautern is transmitting in DRM+ digital from its own experimental station to the city of Kaiserslautern itself.
Field measurements will then determine which technical values may be most suitable for new DRM+ broadcasting stations so as to avoid interference with signals from existing FM stations. Other tests will establish whether FM analog broadcasters can transmit the same program in digital quality with an additional program through DRM+.
Those carrying out the trials have scheduled a symposium for 29 May 2008 in Kaiserslautern to present the initial results.