Digital Radio Mondiale™ (DRM) is the universal, openly standardised digital broadcast system for all broadcasting frequencies including the AM bands (LW, MW, SW), as well as VHF Bands I, II – (FM band) and III (including the 214 – 240 MHz).
In the past the AM flavour was known as DRM30 and the VHF variant as DRM+. This gave the false impression that there are two standards or that one is the more modern of the other. There is only one DRM standard, sharing the same features and benefits across all the bands. To be more explicit and get rid of possible confusion nowadays we call is DRM for AM (below 30 MHz) and DRM for FM (VHF band). DRM is one standard, free for all and on all bands.
DRM ensures the efficient and complete digitisation of those countries committing to the digital radio roll-out. The great flexibility of DRM supports all types of coverage needs – from local, regional, nation-wide to international. DRM allows a seamless transition to digital radio with the upgrade of existing transmitter infrastructure as well as with analogue-digital simulcast configurations. DRM digital radio can save broadcasters up to 80% in energy and maintenance costs.
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