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RRI Completes DRM Trial, Workshop

Radio Republik Indonesia trial ran from March 24–27 in Jakarta

The Digital Radio Mondiale Consortium and Radio Republik Indonesia, Indonesia’s public broadcaster, held a DRM30 digital radio trial and workshop in Jakarta from March 24–27.

The first day featured technical presentations that were followed up with a medium wave trial the next day at the Bogor station, 60 kilometers south of Jakarta. On the third day a practical discussion was held on the trial results as well as the exploration of DRM options and benefits. The last day featured a discussion on the best way to introduce DRM countrywide and the possibilities of producing single or multistandard receivers in the country.

“DRM can provide an option for RRI to reach every corner of the country, if all stakeholders work together,” said Muhammad Rohanudin, Technology and New Media director of RRI.

“The DRM trial and workshop demonstrated that DRM offers the coverage, multi-platform content, excellent audio quality, extra features and cost savings that really fit with RRI’s aspirations,” said Ruxandra Obreja, DRM Consortium’s chairman.