Small-scale DAB demo expected at WorldDMB meet

worlddmbgaAround 130 delegates have already registered for the 19th WorldDMB General Assembly next month.

Organisers say this year’s event – in Amsterdam on November 5 and 6 – will be the largest in recent years, with attendees from over 70 companies across Europe, Asia Pacific and Gulf Arab states.

Just confirmed: The UK’s media regulator Ofcom will demonstrate the successfully tested new technologies which enable DAB/DAB+ radio broadcasting to be transmitted in small areas at low cost.

A whole new tier of small-scale radio stations could be launched on DAB digital radio using this new system, says Ofcom.

The solution would cost just US$2,153 per year to run and would enable many community radio operators to make the leap to digital, officials say.

Other topics to be discussed include:

  • Announcement of WorldDMB President and Steering Board election results
  • Update on digital radio receiver sales
  • Broadcast vs mobile internet: findings from a recent Swedish research report building a strong case for broadcasting
  • Overview of the Dutch digital radio market
  • Regional updates from Europe, Asia Pacific, Arab Countries and South Africa
  • Country updates and switchover plans, as more countries make announcements
  • Innovations around transmission solutions, for national, regional and local broadcasters
  • Update on developments within the automotive industry, traffic and travel via DAB
  • In-vehicle DAB+ demo outside the venue

You can contact the WorldDMB project office for more details on how to attend by emailing projectoffice (at) worlddab.org.