The audio pack is free to download
The DRM Consortium has developed a calculator tool able to determine the energy savings that can be achieved by switching transmitters from analogue to digital DRM operation.
The consortium explains the DRM Energy Efficiency Calculator uses typical performance data from transmitter manufacturers. It then calculates total expected energy usage for up to 10 transmitters by considering operational mode, time on-air, and broadcasting technique assessing the energy consumption and electricity costs, based upon local market information.
Simon Keens, sales and business dev. mgr. for Ampegon Power Electronics AG, a DRM member, explains that the tool can be easily programmed into an Excel spreadsheet for ease of use and universal distribution in pdf reports summarizing the findings in simple text and graphs. “This will help the engineers and all those interested to present concretely one of the great advantages of DRM, i.e., delivering substantial and sustained energy savings over many years,” he said.
DRM is holding a virtual launch event on June 30, 11 a.m. BST (12 p.m. CEST).
Register to join on Zoom here.