The DRM Consortium is returning to an in-person General Assembly Apr. 27–28, 2023, to review advancements in Digital Radio Mondiale technology and adoption.
Meeting at the Hotel Palma Bellver in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, the General Assembly’s 2023 theme is “Smart, Local and Efficient.” The first day’s sessions are open to everyone and will include remote access via Zoom. Day two is open only to DRM Consortium members.
“We want to make the DRM General Assembly 2023 a showcase for our sustained effort and future activities in a challenging but successful year,” said DRM Chair Ruxandra Obreja. “We also want to use this chance to examine ways to accelerate the take up of digital radio. Digital Radio DRM has proven to be both global and local, flexible and efficient. The chipset and receiver progress has been remarkable.”
The open session will include updates from around the world, including new information from Indonesia, India, South Africa, Brazil, Germany and other nations. Word of additional developments from BBC World Service, RFmondial GmbH and others is also expected.
A receiver-focused session will include participation from NXP, Skyworks, Cambridge Consultants/CML Microcircuits, Gospell, Inntot, Fraunhofer IIS, Starwaves and others. New and existing DRM receivers are already supporting the full DRM standard, as well as incorporating additional DRM features like EWF (Emergency Warning Functionality), distance learning and multi-lingual support. A report on in-car DRM in India is also expected.
On the second day, DRM members will debate and finalize the consortium’s strategic direction for the coming year.
“The DRM Consortium is a dynamic family of great members, associates, and supporters,” said Obreja. “Its valuable expertise and activity make DRM a current, perfect solution for the current challenges faced by audio broadcasting, allowing everyone to stay informed, educated and safe wherever they are.”