A new technical organization has been set-up to assist broadcast radio industry stakeholders looking to implement DAB+ in the Asia-Pacific region.
The creation of the new Asia-Pacific Technical Group was announced by WorldDAB, an industry broadcast association responsible for defining and promoting DAB digital radio.
The new technical group will give participants a forum in which to discuss, learn and collaborate on all technical aspects of DAB+ digital radio; will ensure activities are aligned with DAB standards; and will refer select new ideas back to WorldDAB Committees.
Access to membership to the WorldDAB Asia-Pacific Technical Group is open to broadcasters, governments, regulatory bodies, network providers, equipment and receiver manufacturers whether or not they are currently members of WorldDAB.
“The launch of the Asia-Pacific Technical Group is a testament to the growing interest in DAB+ across the APAC region,” said WorldDAB Vice President and Asia Pacific Committee Chair Joan Warner.
Warner said the group will give radio stakeholders in the region the opportunity to meet and strategize on a regular basis as well as share knowledge, expertise and experiences on how to successfully implement and rollout DAB+ digital radio.
“Importantly, through this group, WorldDAB will be able to plan and deliver practical, on-the-ground assistance to countries moving forward with DAB+,” Warner said.
The WorldDAB APAC TG will meet up to four times per year, with most meetings held virtually. The group’s first meeting will take place online on Dec. 2. For information and to register, the organizers suggest contacting the World DAB project office at firstname.lastname@example.org.