DRM+ successfully tested in New Delhi
Tuesday 31 May 2011
The first ever DRM+ trial measurements in India have thrown up very satisfactory results. The test, organised jointly by All India Radio (AIR) and Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) Consortium, was an effort to test the strength and coverage of DRM digital radio in FM band (VHF band II).
The single test frequency of 100.1MHz carried three programme channels in Journaline and its reception was measured by a test vehicle going in four directions from central New Delhi where the transmitter was installed. Two test modes were measured – robust 4-QAM and high capacity 16-QAM and the DRM+ coverage was found to be comparable with that of analogue FM station operating at approximately 5 times the power of the DRM+ signal.
The week long DRM+ Showcase in New Delhi was also accompanied with an extensive workshop on DRM technology covering crucial issues of planning, transition, simulcast, content and receivers. A large number of participants from all across the country attended the sessions that also had interactive discussions with DRM experts.
(DRM Press Release)