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Austria Will Test DRM+

But DAB+ transmission is in its second year there
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VIENNA�Digital radio has already come to Austria.As previously reportedin DRU, testing of DAB+ transmission is in its second year there.

Nevertheless, proponents of the DRM system, an alternative means of digital transmission, are not deterred, and are assisting in a DRM trial in Austria, according to�DRM news.�

The annual technical meeting of the non-commercial broadcasters in Austria organized by COMMIT (Community and Media Institute Austria) took place in St Polten earlier this month. Detlef Pagel, vice chairman of the German DRM Platform, presented an update on DRM activities worldwide and demonstrated a frequency planning set-up based on DRM+ in VHF band III suitable for local broadcast. (DRM+ is the name given to use of the DRM standard when operated at VHF).

Additionally, the local University of Applied Sciences in St. Poelten is planning a DRM+ field trial in VHF band II. The German DRM Platform will support this trial, as well as the activities of the non-commercial broadcasters in Austria.

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