NEW DELHI, India � As part of Phase II of the DRM introduction in the country, All India Radio (AIR) is demonstrating the full complement of services that are part of the DRM standard.
With the finalization of Phase II, the full-featured DRM services will be available to the audience and a public information campaign will be initiated to inform the Indian citizens of the completely new and future-oriented DRM radio platform and its many benefits.
The first steps of phase-II of the digital radio roll-out project are already visible and audible to the audience in Delhi. The DRM transmissions from Delhi/Nangli now provide high audio quality based on DRM�s xHE-AAC audio codec, and includes DRM text messages and Journaline. The advanced text service Journaline provides detailed news of various topics to listeners � accessible on their radio set's screen � free, without requiring internet access. All this is available in the simulcast configuration and with the most robust DRM transmission configuration, enabling increased in-door coverage.
Twenty-one DRM transmitters are now operating in pure DRM for one hour every day, in addition to simulcast operation. Excellent feedback is being received by AIR about of the reception quality of DRM signals. AIR is planning to enhance the DRM service from Chennai, Pune and Bangalore very shortly.