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ABU Technology Showcase issues new guidelines for deploying digital radio

New guidelines for deploying digital radio have been released in a joint initiative involving the ABU.

They were issued at the end of a four-day DAB+ Technology Workshop and Transmission Demonstration in Jakarta jointly organised by the ABU, WorldDMB, the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology of Indonesia and Radio Republic Indonesia.

The workshop developed recommendations on steps necessary when moving towards planning for the successful implementation of digital radio services. The recommendations will be circulated among ABU members and other stakeholders providing guidelines in deploying digital radio services.

More than 55 industry experts from South-east Asia attended the workshop that showcased the DAB+ digital radio standard and its transmission technology, demonstrating its features and efficiency improvements compared to analogue FM broadcast.

The event began with the a two-day technology workshop, followed by a two-day transmission demonstration using a DAB+ transmitter installed at RRI’s facility to conduct field measurements in and around the city of Jakarta.

Participants represented radio broadcasters and regulators from Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia and the event was being supported by industry partners including Commercial Radio Australia, Harris, ATDI, KeyStone Semiconductor Corp, Factum Electronics, Radioscape and Southern Cross Austereo.