Thursday 31 August 2017

World’s Largest Digital Radio System Will Reach One Billion

Massive Indian radio deployment with additional six high power DRM-enabled transmitters.
Nautel Limited has shipped six additional high-power DRM-enabled Medium Wave transmitters for deployment at All India Radio, the largest digital broadcasting system in the world. Four 100 kW NX100 and two 200 kW NX200 transmitters were shipped to India in July 2017 for installation in six cities.

The shipment of six NX transmitters complements the 27 NX transmitters which are already on air with DRM transmission throughout India. The massive project has the goal of bringing digital radio to nearly a billion residents of the country. The new transmitters will be installed at All India Radio (AIR) facilities in Hyderabad, Jagdalpur, Vishakhapatnam, Bhawanipatna, Jeypore and Sambalpur. All 33 transmitters in the AIR project are configured for DRM30 operation.

Nautel is excited to partner with Comcon and Prasar Bharati on this extensive project, said Kevin Rodgers, Nautel President and CEO. With this system fully deployed in all parts of India, AIR is uniquely positioned to serve the different dialects and regional needs of its billion listeners. It’s a shining example of the capabilities digital broadcasting can provide throughout the world.

For more information on the All India Radio project, visit Nautel

On an early stage India ejected the DAB system because the inferior transmitter coverage will demand a far too expensive investment for national coverage.  DRM receivers are now manufactured in India.

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