In short, Australia has a strong consumer listening habit for pushing the growth of DAB+.
A wide range of DAB+ receivers is readily available on the Australian market.
The key drivers to successful DAB+ roll out in Australia are new content and good reception.
Various engineering aspects of the DAB+ implementation was explained by the chief engineer of CRA.
For DAB+ in Sydney, 45kW ERP (effective radiated power) is used, the maximum power that the antenna could take.
It should be noted that DAB+ has a 2dB advantage over DAB because of better error correction and that, when compared to FM, digital reception is unforgiving, as there is no graceful degradation as in FM.
DAB+ could provide better reception (for current AM audience), additional channels (for new general services, targeted local audience, custom programming, etc), visual reinforcement (via slide shows, PAD displays, traffic, weather, etc) and a new experience.
Factum is the leading supplier of head end solutions for DAB, DAB+ and T-DMB, with professional customers in more than 40 countries all over the world.
Maxscend has the smallest demodulator chip with built-in support for enhanced Forward Error Correction (FEC) required by DAB+ and offers the lowest power consumption in the Industry," said Zhihan Xu, CEO of Maxscend.