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Monitoring DAB and more
16.09.2017 - Netherlands - Netherlands
RF-DAB is a professional DAB monitoring receiver for transmitter, content and field monitoring. Key features vary by configuration but include Plisch’s field-proven DAB demodulator; parallel full ensemble decoding; complete EDI reconstruction from RF; full ensemble EDI output to LAN; simultaneous decoding of all audio and data services; extensive RF measurements; and a browser-based HTML5 user interface with remote audio and data streaming.
From TVBEurope:

La Radio Numérique atteint le niveau d’audience attendu après l’arrêt de la FM
15.09.2017 - Norway - Norway
L’audience radio atteint les mêmes niveaux qu’avant le démarrage de l’arrêt de la FM en janvier 2017. Les premières régions norvégiennes ayant effectué la transition FM vers le numérique montrent déjà de solides niveaux d’audience.
From Radio.no:

Southern and western Norway switch to digital
WorldDAB Members News - 15.09.2017 - P4 Radio Hele Norge AS - Norway - Norway
At 10.00am today, the FM transmitters fell silent in Sogn og Fjordane, Hordaland, Rogaland, Aust-Agder and Vest-Agder. P4, Radio Norway, P5 Stavanger, NRJ Stavanger, Radio Sandnes, P5 Bergen and NRJ Bergen have ceased broadcasting on FM, with all nationwide radio broadcasts now on DAB and other digital platforms.
From Digitalradio Norway:

Just as many people listen to radio after FM shutdown
15.09.2017 - Norway - Norway
Today, nationwide radio broadcasts will be extinguished on the FM network in southern and western Norway. Next Wednesday, NRK will disappear from the FM band in Oslo, Akershus, Østfold and Vestfold. In Nordland, where NRK switched its FM broadcasts on January 11 this year, Digitalradio Norway has found that radio broadcasting has now stabilized at the same level as last year.
From DN.no:

Radio listening in Nordland now at same level as before FM shutdown
15.09.2017 - Norway - Norway
Radio-listening is hitting the same levels as before FM switch off began in January 2017. The first DSO-regions in Norway are already show strong listening figures. The new digital radio survey, released today, displays that listeners first and foremost choose DAB radio in the transition to digital radio. 84 percent of all households now have one or several DAB radios, corresponding to about 4.75 million DAB radios in total.
From Radio Norway:

Fraunhofer IIS and RFmondial unveil RF-DAB
WorldDAB Members News - 15.09.2017 - Fraunhofer IIS - Netherlands - Netherlands - Germany - Germany
At IBC2017, Fraunhofer IIS and RFmondial are showcasing the Fraunhofer MultimediaPlayer technology as part of RFmondial's new DAB monitoring receiver RF-DAB for transmitter, content and remote-coverage monitoring.
From Radio World:

The evolution of radio
15.09.2017 - Netherlands - Netherlands
The WorldDAB Insight session at IBC2017 on Monday in E102 is free to attend. It covers the latest developments in DAB digital radio and how the technology is evolving in the face of increased competition.
From TVBEurope:

Titus II multi-standard digital radio receiver ready for production
15.09.2017 - Panama - Panama
The consumer software-defined radio digital receiver platform, which is the result of collaboration between Titus SDR/Patron X, Jasmin-Infotech, TWR, and Fraunhofer IIS, supports multi-standard radio reception, including DAB and DAB+.The system is based on a custom Android tablet platform, featuring multipoint touch, WiFi/Bluetooth and stereo sound.
From Radio World:

Radio / Tele FFH considering DAB+ expansion
14.09.2017 - Germany - Germany
Radio / Tele FFH GmbH & Co. BetriebsKG, the operator of radio stations HIT RADIO FFH, planet radio and harmony.fm, is planning the expansion of DAB+ in Hessen. The group, which is currently only broadcasting its programs in the Rhine-Main region via DAB+, is now aiming at future nationwide distribution.
From radiowoche.de:

Lumie launches premium wake-up light with DAB
14.09.2017 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Cambridge-based light therapy specialist Lumie is launching its most premium wake-up light. Lumie Bodyclock Luxe 750D is an upgrade on the Luxe 700, offering DAB radio in addition to Bluetooth and low-blue light to make it non-alerting at bedtime.
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