The DRM Consortium will highlight its recent achievements under the overarching theme “DRM Drives Forward” at the international BES (Broadcast Engineering Society – www.besindia.co.in) conference and exhibition BES EXPO 2019 on terrestrial and satellite broadcasting at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi 110002, India, 17-19 January 2019. BES EXPO is rated as the biggest broadcast technology show in India with nearly 300 exhibitors from 25 countries and an estimated 3,000 professionals and decision-makers attending.
The DRM Consortium (www.drm.org) and some of its Indian and international members and partners (including BBC, Communication Systems Inc., Fraunhofer IIS, Gospell Digital Technologies, GeekSynergy, Inntot Technologies, NXP, RFmondial), will welcome all visitors at booths 72 and 73 (in Hall 7B), ready to present the latest DRM receiver models and solutions as well as letting visitors experience a live DRM transmission for local coverage. Visitors will be able to learn more about the latest DRM encoder equipment with full CAP compliance able to support the roll out of DRM Emergency Warning Functionality in India.
A three-day conference on the theme “Next Generation Broadcasting in the IT World” will be held in parallel with the exhibition and will include three DRM sessions. One of these will be a panel discussion on the successes and next steps necessary for getting receivers to the population in parallel with the introduction of DRM transmissions in the country.
According to Ruxandra Obreja, DRM Consortium Chairman: “As the DRM All India Radio roll-out makes India potentially the largest digital radio market in the world, the DRM Consortium is keen to showcase the many benefits of DRM emphasising its local coverage potential. Digital radio DRM is already showing its superiority, as its features and benefits overtake anything the analogue mode can provide. Using the full DRM standard in both AM and FM is the only way to make it attractive to the Indian listeners, to the whole country engaged on the digital path.”