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Friday, 23 November 2018

Natexpo November 2018 YouTube Update

Check out the latest YouTube Update from the Natexpo in Moscow
Thursday, 25 October 2018

RFmondial supports successful DRM field test of US Coast Guard in Alaska

RFmondial supported the US Coast Guard in conducting a year-long field test of the DRM system in Alaska to investigate how a single transmitter can provide coverage for the arctic. The field test demonstrated that DRM is capable of transmitting maritime and navigation safety information over a wide geographical area. Underway vessels were able to receive detailed images such as wave, surface and wind forecasts as well as ice maps. Text based messages and latest news were received as well as various Alaskan meteorological data and virtual aids to navigation.
The field test setup contained amongst others the RFmondial DRM ContentServer which fetches and formats the data, and two RFmondial professional measurement receivers RF-SE19.
The detailed final report of the US Coast Guard finds DRM to be a good technology for a cost effective method to disseminate marine and navigation safety information and stated that DRM might be the path forward!
Friday, 03 August 2018

DRM Trial in Westbury, South Africa, with RFmondial Equipment

The Johannesburg community station WECODEC (Westbury Community Development Centre Trust), with support from the BBC World Service and Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits initiated a trial broadcast project to evaluate DRM Digital Radio Mondial in the VHF Bands (also known as DRM+) between March and October 2017.
As loan from the BBC WECODEC received a complete DRM transmission / broadcast chain, containing also RFmondial equipment. The RFmondial DRM ContentSever (based on Fraunhofer technology) was used for audio / data encoding and multiplexing. The RFmondial DRM Modulator prepared the signal for the VHF transmission. The RFmondial DRM Monitoring Receiver RF-SE12 was successfully used to setup the transmission equipment and perform the field trials.
Technically, this trial gave promising results with regards to coverage compared to FM in both urban and rural environments. Also it evidenced that there was no interference between DRM and FM in a real live broadcasting environment. For DRM+ it was the first time to be tested on the African continent. Click here for final report
Monday, 06 March 2017

RFmondial participates in DRM round table meeting in India

The DRM consortium, in collaboration with BECIL, hosted a high level round table meeting in New Delhi on January 31st, to which Dr. Jens Schroeder / RFmondial participated, too. The event was inaugurated by the Honourable Shri M Venkaiah Naidu, the India Minister for Information and Broadcasting.

The aim of the meeting was to update and stimulate the interest of key Indian stakeholders in the public phase launch of the project to digitise radio in India. The event was attended by over 120 participants representing several government ministries and agencies.

During his visit to India, Jens Schroeder also represented RFmondial at the BES Expo 2017 in New Delhi, the International Conference and Exhibition on Hybrid Technologies in Broadcasting. He highlighted the seminal development of digital radio in the automotive industry and reported about Hyundai, which develop several of their automobile series with DRM receiver inside as standard.
Tuesday, 07 June 2016

RFmondial at First DRM European Workshop "Flexible and Complete Digital Radio for Europe"

The Digital Radio Mondial (DRM) Consortium and the German DRM Platform held a most comprehensive European workshop hosted by Fraunhofer IIS in Erlangen, Germany from 6th to 7th April 2016.

The participants urged all stakeholders of Digital Radio in Europe to embrace publicly the duality and complementarity of the open DRM and DAB standards as the complete Digital Radio solution for Europe. This means a digital future for all broadcasters, offering more programme choice to listeners, extra multimedia services with text and images and increased energy savings.

During this workshop, benefits and opportunities of DRM were shown with practical applications by the participants. On that occasion, also Dr. Jens Schroeder, Managing Director of RFmondial, demonstrated how to provide DRM services in the crowded FM band compatible  with all the existing FM stations. For more details read in InfoDigital.
Thursday, 07 January 2016

DRM Simulcast in Indonesia

RFmondial's monitoring receiver RF-SE was used to receveive DRM  Simulcast at RRI trial in Indonesia.
Monday, 12 October 2015

RFmondial's products presented in Fraunhofer IBC video

RFmondial's products are well placed in Fraunhofer IIS video, which has been taken during IBC 2015 in Amsterdam.
Wednesday, 17 June 2015

High Technology – High Accuracy: RFmondial presents its RF-SE19

DRM member RFmondial recently announced a new DRM monitoring receiver model within its RF-SE series.

The RF-SE series is known for its high performance frontend with preselector filter banks and a digital direct-down conversion system approach. To suit the specific needs of the desired application, the well-proven digital base-band decoder and various modular blocks are available: for example, RSCI capability, audio and multimedia decoder, alarm feature, web-interface as well as RFmonitor connector. The receiver is available for DRM30 or DRM+.
RFmondial is pleased to announce a new innovative model, based on the highly successful RF-SE12. The new RF-SE19 has a smaller form factor, using proven high-quality receiver technology.  The compact form factor of only 1 RU makes it ideal for mobile field trials and saving rack space.

“Even though the RF-SE19 is much smaller, it still has the same comprehensive user interface as the RF-SE12 model”, - Jens Schroeder, Managing Director.
Albert Waal, Head of Hardware Development, introduced the new model at Broadcast Asia 2015, where many of the broadcast professionals were very excited about the new compact design. The next opportunity to view it is at IBC in September: “See for yourself and get to know the RF-SE19!” The RFmondial team will be pleased to show it you.  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for purchasing information.
Tuesday, 24 March 2015

RFmondial supports DRM trial in with Radio Republik Indonesia (RRI)

The Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) Consortium and the Indonesian public broadcaster, Radio Republik Indonesia (RRI), are pleased to announce a DRM30 digital radio trial and workshop in Jakarta, Indonesia in the week of 24th of March. For more details, please read Press Release.
Monday, 19 May 2014

C-PMSE -- Cognitive Program Making and Special Events Video.

C-PMSE -- Cognitive Program Making and Special Events:
(A research project to improve the frequency utilization and coexistence for PMSE systems by cognitive methods)
The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi). The project management agency is the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Cologne.
The goal of the project is the design, development, test and research on a cognitive PMSE system which provides cooperative coexistence with other C-PMSE systems, white space devices, broadcasting and mobile radio.
Basic requirements are automation of the frequency utilization within the assigned frequency spectrum, securing a coordinated coexistence of different user in the same frequency range and efficient frequency utilization.
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