On World Radio Day, the Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) Consortium wishes UNESCO, the founder of the United Nations Radio in 1946, many decades of successes in promoting the free-to-air radio as a universal way of informing and promoting peace to all citizens of the world with enhanced and relevant content enabled by state-of-the art digital broadcast technologies.
The DRM Consortium works closely with global radio associations and broadcasters, founders of this prestigious annual event, towards the progress of digital radio, specifically DRM, a medium that can reach all citizens of a country, even of an entire continent, regardless of where they live.
When information is needed in the furthest corners of the world, DRM is there with news, information and, if needed, disaster warnings.
DRM is also engaged in proving that digital radio can deliver distance schooling and information, being the premises of education and peace all over the world.
The DRM is an open, accessible, and flexible standard that has been widely demonstrated globally in all frequency bands. It is a digital platform that saves energy (between 50-90% depending on the bands used) and as such it is increasingly attractive to many broadcasters around the globe.
Large countries, like India, Indonesia, Pakistan, South Africa, Brazil, China, etc. either started rolling out the standard both in the AM and FM bands or are working on their plans to implement it, while cheaper and more affordable receiver solutions are being devised continuously.
All chip manufacturers have included DRM in their products, therefore many more receiver manufacturers, OEMs for cars, are preparing to produce DRM radios.
Some of the DRM successes will be showcased in India this week.
Notes: Press Release - DRM Consortium - February 13th 2023