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WorldDAB ensures ‘fit for the future’ standard

February 2, 2017

Global industry association WorldDAB has completed a comprehensive review and revision of the DAB digital radio standard, identifying obsolete features, clarifying the description of features to aid interoperability and updating specific features. This work ensures that the system standard is fit for the future.

The work was carried out by the WorldDAB Technical Committee, marking the 21st birthday of the DAB standard EN 300 401, following a decision by the WorldDAB steering board to clarify and simplify the DAB system standard in a compatible way.

“The aim of the work was to review the standard and identify features that were obsolete, to clarify the description of features, incorporate changes that had been agreed elsewhere in the interpretation of features and update specific features,” said Lindsay Cornell, Chair of the WorldDAB Technical Committee. “The Committee also worked on creation of the DAB audio standard, identical to the definition in the previous DAB system standard, and the consequential changes to supporting documents to align them with the new version.”

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