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Digital radio workshops kick off ABU’s broadcasting symposium

A workshop on digital radio will kick off this year’s ABU Digital Broadcasting Symposium in Kuala Lumpur.

The ABU-WorldDMB-RTM DAB+ technology workshops and transmission demonstrations on 28 February – 2 March will show participants how to save millions of dollars in radio operating and power costs. 

ABU Director of Technology Dr Amal Punchihewa says the two-day technology workshops and one-day live DAB+ transmission demonstration throughout the city streets of Kuala Lumpur will showcase the DAB+ standard and demonstrate the features and efficiency improvements compared to analogue FM broadcast.

“The workshop will provide participants with up-to-date information on the implementation of DAB+ technology, its enhancements and planning,” he said. “The program will equip technical representatives from regulators and broadcasters in the region with expertise in the area of digital radio broadcasting, helping them to carry out similar implementations in their own countries.”

Following on from the workshops, DAB+ will feature strongly in the conference program for ABU Digital Broadcasting Symposium.  The keynote presentation of this year’s DBS will be given by WorldDMB’s new President, Patrick Hannon, Vice-President for Corporate Development at Frontier Silicon, during which he will give delegates his global perspective on the future of DAB+ digital radio.

Dr Amal Punchihewa says the opening session will emphasise the need for having a clear plan and strategy in digitalisation of radio broadcasting.

“It is important that we use limited resources we have efficiently to serve communities,” he says.

WorldDMB will host a booth at the DBS exhibition where delegates will be able to meet with syndicate members and experts to view a broad range of the latest digital radio receivers available on the market, from affordable pocket radios up to mini music systems for the home, and including in-car solutions. 

Registration and more information on the ABU Digital Broadcasting Symposium is available here.