Issue 21 (September 2013)

Issue 21 Title page

Opportunities in DAB+ now a reality

The DAB family of standards are no longer spoken of in terms of what the technology could offer consumers, broadcasters and government. No longer is there speculation DAB+ could offer cost savings, new content and monetary opportunities. The technology is proven and in place, with plenty of experience from around the world to guide system and service design and we talk about where and how consumers, broadcasters and governments are benefiting from the switch to digital radio using DAB+.

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jj picLetter from the President

Dear colleagues and friends

Sadly this is my last official contribution to the WorldDMB Eureka! Newsletter in my capacity as WorldDMB President.

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Issue 14 PO UPDATE WorldDMB Project Office 

Read about the latest new WorldDMB members and details of the featured member benefit, WorldDMB presentations.

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Issue 17 rscKey elements to consider when rolling out DAB+ digital radio

There are numerous case studies of how regulators approach the task of allocating frequency in a diverse range of different markets.

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Technical Committee Update: IP for DAB Distribution is Gaining MomentumIMG_9708crop (Markus Prosch with corrected and cleaned-up slide)

When deploying a DAB/DAB+ transmitter network, it is important to consider the distribution from the headend to the transmitters.

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joanFeature Article: DAB+ makes business sense for broadcasters

Broadcasters around the world are aiming to grow their audience, reduce costs and increase advertising opportunities. DAB+ offers all of that and more.

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leathermanFeature Article: So you think it is only radio?

What is DAB really for? Most people in the industry would instinctively answer digital radio. And they would be right, of course. Sort of. Because they would also be forgetting a lot of possibilities. To only think about DAB only as a method of distributing radio is like buying a Leatherman multi-tool and then only using the knife.

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Feature Article: Aves Digital LogoAves Digital: A perspective from a new player on the digital radio receiver market

Aves Digital is a new brand to the UK market which launched a range of consumer electronics products, including DAB+ Digital Radios in September 2012. Here Aves Digital look at the upward momentum for DAB Digital Radio in the UK and the key factors driving this.

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Paneda DAB – Disaster Break-in System for tunnels

logoIn April this year the Paneda DAB, which is a part of the Paneda-group, was the winner of the public tender from the Norwegian National Road Authorities for upgrading the existing broadcasting systems in tunnels from FM to DAB including disaster Break-in systems.

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Asia Pacific Update (Issue 21)


DAB+ transmission demonstration workshops continue to be a focus of activity in the Asia Pacific region. Read about the recommendations coming out of the workshop and about the Radio Asia 2013 Conference where the additional benefits offered by DAB+.

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South African broadcasters call for green light to launch DAB+ trial

_DSC7321Over 200 radio industry representatives came together on 16 July 2013 at the South African Broadcasting Corporation’s (SABC) facility in Johannesburg to attend a landmark workshop on the rollout of DAB+ digital radio and to discuss plans for a high-powered DAB+ trial transmission.

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Feature Article: BMW: a car manufacturer’s view on digital radio in car

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Radio has been the most important entertainment source in the vehicle for many years. It offers linear, moderated programmes and via terrestrial broadcast it enables information to be disseminated economically to many listeners at the same time.

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Feature Article: SBD: Three Realities of next-generation in-car entertainment


SBD is an independent, technical consultancy specialising in the design and development of vehicle security, telematics and ITS systems.

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 IFA 2013: 6 – 11 September 2013, Berlin, Germany

IAA 2013: 12 – 22  September, Frankfurt, Germany

Public Service Media: Innovation & Inspiration – Produced in Association with EBU (IBC): 14 September 2013, Amsterdam, Netherlands

WorldDMB workshop at IBC: Internet radio – threat or accelerator to DAB digital radio: 16 September 2013, Amsterdam, Netherlands

“Expertenforum – Digitalradio im Auto” during IAA: 19 September 2013,Frankfurt , Germany

Workshop on the Public Application of DMB: 22 – 23 October 2013, Chongqing, China

19th WorldDMB General Assembly: 5 – 6 November 2013, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Go Digital Conference: 16 December 2013, London United Kingdom

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