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DRM Will Be Well Represented at IBC 2016

"Smart radio for all" campaign heads to Amsterdam in September

AMSTERDAM �Digital Radio Mondiale is preparing for this year�s International Broadcasting Convention, to be held in Amsterdam from Sept. 9�13.IBCis an important global tradeshow for broadcasters and media professionals and attracts over 150,000 visitors every year from over 160 countries.

Show attendees will be able to see and hear the latest on DRM, to receive the latest updates on market developments in Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America, and to attend demonstrations of all the latest DRM equipment.

Attendees are invited to meet DRM experts, broadcasters and manufacturers: GatesAir onFriday,Sept. 9�(Hall 8 B80 1400 to 1500); Thomson Broadcast on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. (Hall 8 C35); and, Nautel in the afternoon between 3:30 and 5 (Hall 8 C49). Sunday will feature a joint event between Ampegon and Transradio from 2 to 3 (Hall 8 D35).

DRM has made significant progress over the last twelve months, particularly in the receiver and car industries.� The unveiling of a software digital radio, the commercial launch of the full-feature DRM Indian receiver, and the development of a line-fit car receiver by a top car manufacturer are among the highlights.

�If one thing has become clear to us in the last 12 months more than ever it is that digital radio is absolutely the future of radio. As more than one platform or one device is now capable of carrying digital audio broadcasting the various keyorganizations, regulators, broadcasters and the receiver and automotive industry have to be urged and convinced to embrace publicly the duality and complementarity of the open DRM and DAB standards as the complete Digital Radio solution able to offer full and comprehensive country coverage and full services to all listeners. In our view this means a digital future for all broadcasters large or small, offering more program choice to listeners, extra multimedia services with text and images, increased energy savings and spectrum efficiency. We hope that IBC will be the perfect forum to demonstrate once again the benefits of DRM and its compatibility and complementarity with other open standards,� said Ruxandra Obreja, the consortium chairperson.

Other DRM members present at IBC will be: Babcock International, Fraunhofer IIS, Panasonic, RIZ Transmitters and RFmondial.

If you want to attend the DRM events, contact�[email protected].