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DAB+ launched down under

Broadcasters in Australia have started test transmissions for DAB+. The digital radio test will broadcast a mixture of talk and music to allow the industry to test the sound quality of a variety of content at various bit rates.

Although DAB + receivers are not commercially available yet, it is thought a number of manufacturers will have DAB+ products ready for the official launch in 2009.

“This is the first fully compliant high power broadcast of digital radio using DAB+ technology anywhere in the world, so it’s quite an important milestone,” said Joan Warner, chief executive officer of peak industry body Commercial Radio Australia.


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