Digital Radio Mondiale, Radio Republik Indonesia to Conduct DRM30 Test

The Digital Radio Mondiale Consortium and the Indonesian public broadcaster Radio Republik Indonesia are pleased to announce a DRM30 digital radio trial and workshop in Jakarta, Indonesia during the week of March 24
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LONDON�TheDigital Radio MondialeConsortiumand the Indonesian public broadcaster�Radio Republik Indonesia�are pleased to announce a DRM30 digital radio trial and workshop in Jakarta, Indonesia during the week of�March 24. RRI is exploring ways of covering its large and diverse country, aiming to provide quality broadcasting services that can be received countrywide, with the efficient use of energy.

DRM30 is intended for broadcasts up to 30 MHz, in order to provide for large coverage areas with minimal power consumption.� The configuration for the VHF bands above 30 MHz is called DRM+.� All DRM configurations share the same audio coding, data and multimedia services, service linking, multiplexing and signaling schemes.

�We are looking at the weaknesses that we experience currently in analog radio with a desire to offer radio broadcast services that are economical, easy, and mobile, offering the same good quality to Indonesian citizens, whether they are in big or small cities, even in remote areas and whether they are farmers, fishermen, government officials or private citizens,� said Sunarya Ruslan, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of RRI.

�RRI is currently reviewing the appropriate technologies to be used as a delivery medium. �These technologies include DRM and we hope that the DRM trial in the Bogor area will provide us with options and a better understanding of digital radio broadcasting� said Muhammad Rohanudin, Technology and New Media Director of RRI.

The DRM30 trial will be held from the March 24-27�in Bogor.� A transmitter operating on 1242 kHz will be on-air Wednesday,�March 25 from 0900-1700 local time, with a power of 6.5kW.� The demo will be conducted by RRI and key Consortium members:Fraunhofer IIS,GatesAir,RFmondialandTransradio.� During the workshop attendees will be invited to observe the results of the DRM30 trial and to learn more about the full DRM standard.

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