First DRM Receiver Produced in India Unveiled at IBC
Sep 18, 2014 2:18 PM
AMSTERDAM�At the IBC, the DRM Consortium introduced the first DRM MW/SW receiver made in India. The AV-DR -1401 was designed and produced by Communications Systems Inc., under the brand name Avion Electronics of India. It also includes an analog AM and FM receiver; but as a digital receiver it offers some extra features that make digital superior to analog: more choice in perfect sound (MPEG audio), multimedia applications and local interactive text and media (Journaline), automatic tuning by station (not frequency), emergency alert capability etc.
The receiver was unveiled at the first DRM �Pit-stop” the Ampegon stand (Hall 8:D35). It was subsequently showcased on Saturday the 13th at Thomson Broadcast, the second �Pit stop” event (Hall 8:C35) and at the �tell and show� event organized by DRM Consortium member Nautel Ltd (Hall 8:C49). At their session �Building to a Billion and Beyond”, Nautel representatives and other Consortium companies from India and around the world gave an update on the digital project in India, and participants could sample the excellent sound of the new DRM receiver model.
Ankit Agrawal, Director of Communications Systems Inc., was thrilled with the interest created by the DRM radio. �Our receiver performed very well and its audio quality, extra features and ease of use received a lot of positive feedback,� he said. �IBC participants particularly liked the extended battery life of the receiver and its emergency warning capability. With small adjustments we plan to make the receiver available for order in the next few months.�
Other DRM members present at IBC were: Digidia, Fraunhofer IIs, GatesAir, RFmondial and Transradio.