Netherlands Taps Radioscape for DAB Infrastructure Replacement
Feb 2, 2011 11:27 AM, By Mark Krieger
Dutch Telecom provider KPN says it has selected UK-based RadioScape as its vendor for replacement of that nation's existing DAB infrastructure. The company's new Eureka 147 encoding/multiplexing architecture is said to be completely IP-driven and supports a number of advanced features, including 5.1 surround, slideshows, traffic/navigation, electronic program guides (EPG) and DAB+.
Holland's current DAB multiplex, which went on line in 2005, provides a maximum of 12 DAB- only channels populated primarily by Netherlands Public Broadcasting (NPO).
According to a RadioScape press release the new systems should be ready for air immediately following a six-week test and evaluation period.
The event is designed to bring together broadcasters, industry representatives and operators for a day of joint panel discussions and presentations on the latest developments in European digital radio....
Northeast Radio Watch blog is reporting that the CBC has shut down all its DAB transmissions, and that only one multiplex still remains on the air. ...