Standards

 

For broadcasters and government it is vital when undertaking the transition to a digital radio platform that the chosen standard is both robust and mature enough to enable a smooth and cost effective rollout while providing both consumers and broadcasters with incentives to switch to digital. The DAB family of standards provide just that.

The DAB family of standards offer the following benefits:

  • For Governments and Regulators
    • Even better spectrum efficiency
    • Ability to provide additional services and choice for citizens 
    • Provide traffic and travel information to provide an improved safety road network for citizens
  • For Broadcasters
    • Building brands
    • Long term transmission and network savings 
    • New revenue opportunities
    • Secure valuable spectrum for radio broadcasters
    • Future proof radio in a digital world
    • More for your listeners
    • Lower costs per station
    • Content opportunities 
  • For Consumers
    • A wider choice of stations
    • Improved audio quality
    • Easy tuning
    • Improved traffic and travel information
    • Interactive visual radio 

Click here to download a PDF for more detailed technical information on DAB+, the functionalities offered by it and performance of DAB+ in field trials. Click here to watch a short presentation which provides a comprehensive overview of the standard.

 

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Economic Advantages of DAB+

The cost of delivering a station in Bavaria on DAB+ compared to FM.

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WorldDAB Receiver Profiles

The WorldDAB Digital Radio Receiver Profiles are designed to help create a vibrant digital radio market across Europe and the world by defining minimum functionality for different classes of digital radio receivers that use the DAB system.

Digital Radio Receivers

Find out about the hundreds of DAB/ DAB+ devices on the market with prices starting as low as 20 Euro (25 USD) consumers have plenty of choice when choosing what receiver to listen to their favourite digital radio stations on, whether at home, on the move or in-car.

Country Information

Find out where the DAB/DAB+ is on air and detailed information on market status, services on air, network coverage and maps, regulation, national marketing initiatives, digital radio in-car, receiver penetration and emergency broadcasting scenarios.

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