The first DRM+ trial got under way in November in Hannover, Germany, and will run until late February.
Two DRM Associate Members are conducting the test: regional regulator NLM and Leibniz Universität Hannover. The DRM+ test results will provide the basis for standardization of the DRM+ system, which is planned for 2008.
On the basis of a joint report by DRM Associate Member the Fachhochschule Kaiserslautern and local regulator LMK, the federal spectrum overseer awarded licenses for digital radio trials in accordance with a set timetable.
In addition to the DRM+ tests in Hannover, an HD Radio field trial is planned in Heidelberg, and a further DRM+ field trial is scheduled to run later in the winter.
“The results of the measurements are very important, not only for Germany but for all over the world — they will be the basis for planning and regulation so that the DRM+ system can be introduced,” said NLM Technical Director Detlef Pagel, chairman of the DRM German Platform.