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+.
Dear colleagues and friends
Sadly this is my last official contribution to the WorldDMB Eureka! Newsletter in my capacity as WorldDMB President.
Read about the latest new WorldDMB members and details of the featured member benefit, WorldDMB presentations.
There are numerous case studies of how regulators approach the task of allocating frequency in a diverse range of different markets.
Technical Committee Update: IP for DAB Distribution is Gaining Momentum
When deploying a DAB/DAB+ transmitter network, it is important to consider the distribution from the headend to the transmitters.
Broadcasters around the world are aiming to grow their audience, reduce costs and increase advertising opportunities. DAB+ offers all of that and more.
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.
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.
Paneda DAB – Disaster Break-in System for tunnels
In 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.
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+.
South African broadcasters call for green light to launch DAB+ trial
Over 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.
Feature Article: BMW: a car manufacturer’s view on digital radio in car
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.
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.
UPCOMING EVENTS INCLUDE
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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