Feature Article: Harris Broadcast – DAB+Efficient Content Delivery

In analogue broadcast systems of the past, power consumption was rarely considered key to the choice of technology or vendor. It was not seen as an important factor from the … Continue reading

February 5, 2014

Feature Article: Ofcom, United Kingdom: Low-cost localised DAB/DAB+ broadcasting

During the winter of 2012/13 an experimental DAB multiplex was set up in central Brighton (UK) using open source based technology. The work1 demonstrated that a standalone multiplex is feasible for … Continue reading

February 5, 2014

IP for DAB Distribution is Gaining Momentum

 A Report from the WorldDMB Distribution Seminar which took place 14 May 2013, Nijmegen, Netherlands. When deploying a DAB/DAB+ transmitter network, it is important to consider the distribution from the headend … Continue reading

September 5, 2013

A WYSIWYG visit to the Geneva Motor Show

WYSIWYG stands for “What You See is What You Get” and is a term usually used in relation to website editors. However, it’s also an appropriate term for the visit I … Continue reading

May 9, 2013

EBU launches a new Technical Recommendation

Since the beginning of the year a significant milestone for the future of digital radio in Europe was made when the EBU recommended DAB+ as the future for European digital … Continue reading

May 4, 2013

DAB Patents Expiry

A manufacturer’s viewpoint – Pure There has been much talk and quite some  anticipation of the imminent expiry of various  patents related to the DAB family of products.  The patents … Continue reading

February 25, 2013

Future trends in receiver technologies

When DAB radios were first introduced to the mass market the available technology at the time placed limitations on the receivers available, resulting in bulky, energy hungry and expensive devices, … Continue reading

October 25, 2012

The future of digital radio apps

Increasingly major broadcasters are launching apps for their stations. Apps are the next step in the evolution of radio and provide stations with access to mobile platforms, offering new ways … Continue reading

October 25, 2012

Emergency Warning Systems in DAB

While digital radio evolves and the radio industry plays around with the possibilities of features for a multiplatform future, we must not forget that core underlying strengths of the DAB … Continue reading

October 25, 2012

Hackers enter EBU Digital Radio Week 2012

Don’t worry, this has nothing to do with criminal activities. These hackers were developers, engineers and students interested in tweaking, modifying software and playing with prototypes to make radio more … Continue reading

June 25, 2012

New Service Following specifications to be submitted to ETSI

Service Following allows cross-referencing to other modes of reception of the same programme, such as AM, FM, and other DAB ensembles. Receivers allowing this function will automatically switch to other … Continue reading

March 25, 2012

Announcements Workshop

In January, SRG SSR hosted an ‘Announcements Workshop’ to clarify the behavior and functionality of DAB announcements. The announcement feature allows a listener to choose to be interrupted by short audio announcements … Continue reading

March 25, 2012

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