UniWave DRM Radio Expected This Summer

Could this be DRM's receiver breakthrough?
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Look for the first consumer receiver from Digital Radio Mondiale in July. DRM is a digital radio system for short-, medium- and long-wave.

That's the word from DRM, which had a presentation in its "theatre" set up in the Continental booth at the spring NAB Show.

Though DRM has had a software receiver and professional grade units, Michel Penneroux, head of AM Broadcast for the TDF Group and chairman of the DRM Commercial Committee, said it has not had success in introducing a tabletop, though several companies have tried.

The Di-Wave 100 receiver from UniWave Develpment SAS of France will enter mass production in July 2009, he said. (While the Web page loads in French, you can change the language to English with a button towards the top of the display.)

Some of the features are program information in the display, USB connection, MP3 playback, MPEG4 playback and a multi-language graphic user-interface.