Sumatronic launches compliant DAB repeater

Sumatronic has launched the first Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) repeater to comply with regulations set out by Swiss telecoms watchdog Bakom. The software engineering company is aiming the product chiefly at retailers with poor DAB radio reception because their premises have metal shutters, or are in a basement or large complex. The equipment includes a roof mast and reception antenna in the shop.

Invitation to presentation of DAB+ field test study – ‘How well the digital radio network is really’ at IFA 2014

A presentation of the study into DAB+ and the German network will be presented during IFA on Monday September 8th. The study will be presented by Radio Deutschland Director Doctor Willi Steul, editor of Connect Magazine, Dirk Waasen and Uwe Ludwig, Sales Radio. See press release (German) for full details.

Small, strong, black – Sangean WFR-27C

The Sangean extends its range of hybrid portable sets. The model combines FM (with RDS), DAB+ digital radio and internet radio. A colour display and smartphone app ensure the display of additional visual information. The WFR-27C with a black finish will be available in trade from late September.

Only Switzerland is heading for FM switch-off

According to mediareports, without a fixed FM switch off date in Germany, an effective rollout of DAB+ cannot be achieved. These are the findings of the latest mediareport from Prognos.

Fleur Pellerin appointed as French government’s new Minister for Culture and Communication

SIRTI (Syndicat Interprofessionnel des Radios et Télévisions Indépendantes) calls for the new minister to be bold and courageous in confronting the conservative attitude which is slowing down the growth of digital radio in France. “It is urgent that the new minister supports the deployment of digital radio in France to ensure its success”.

TechniSat showcasing new DAB+ receivers at IFA Berlin 2014

TechniSat will be displaying a host of new DAB+ radio receivers, including the portable DigiRadio 250 during IFA 2014.

Cars drive digital radio figures to five year high

Nearly 100,000* (97,177) new vehicles have been sold with a DAB+ digital radio, and digital radio listening is at an all time high with 21.4% or almost 2.8 million people tuning in each week in the five metropolitan capital cities alone.

Commercial Radio Australia release 2014 digital radio report

The latest report from Commercial Radio Australia show positive growth in the uptake of digital radio. 2.8 million people or 21.4% are listening to DAB+ digital radio each week in the five state capital cities, while1.8 million digital radio devices have been sold (includes the 100,000 vehicles). Download the full report.

Local radio industry create new trade association to facilitate digital radio transition

A new association has been created to help local radio in the transition phase from FM to digital radio .

Commercial Radio Australia report show postive growth in the uptake of digital radio

The latest report from Commercial Radio Australia show positive growth in the uptake of digital radio. 2.8 million people or 21.4% are listening to DAB+ digital radio each week in the five state capital cities, while 1.8 million digital radio devices have been sold (includes the 100,000 vehicles). Download the full report.