Though the Digital Radio Mondiale standard has yet to achieve its potential — and the DRM Consortium is trying to make receivers more affordable and more widely available — this has been a busy year for the open digital broadcast standard.
Among recent highlights: The International Telecommunications Union approved DRM+, the standard for transmissions above 30 MHz. DRM+ has been successfully tested most recently in the U.K., Italy and India.
The DRM Consortium in collaboration with Fraunhofer unveiled a multi-standard HD Radio, DAB/DAB+/T-DMB and DRM chipset for cars in January at CES. NXP designed and manufactured the chipset. New receivers were shown at the IBC and Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union Delhi conferences.
(Source : Radio World)