The Digital Radio Mondiale Consortium held its first post-Covid in-person General Assembly in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, April 27-28, under the banner “Smart, Local and Efficient.”
The open session on April 27 brought updates from the various countries testing and rolling out DRM, including India, South Africa, Pakistan, Brazil and Germany and from representatives of the Indonesian Communication Ministry — Kominfo — who were present in Palma. The GA also heard about the start of DRM tests in Nepal. The consortium also announced the winners of its competition. DRM has published a breakdown of the feedback from the open session here.
On April 28, the consortium members debated and finalized the strategic directions for the coming year, with its emphasis on receivers, key areas of the world, like Asia and Africa, and general communication.
“The DRM General Assembly 2023 was an up-to-the-minute showcase of our recent successes and future activities in this ever-evolving digital world”, says Ruxandra Obreja, DRM chairman. “Digital Radio DRM has proven with clear facts and figures that it is global, flexible and in tune with local needs; its energy and spectrum efficiency are also noteworthy and should be promoted. The receivers’ progress has been remarkable. The General Assembly participants all agreed that it now needs to translate into mass production and take up of car and other receiver solutions. The DRM Consortium’s greatest asset is its members whose valuable expertise and activity prove that DRM is a current, perfect solution for all needs and territories, allowing everyone to stay informed, educated and safe, wherever they are.”