DRM SoftRadio Features

The STARWAVES DRM SoftRadio is designed for ease-of-use and supports all core features of the DRM standard:

– Listener-centric and easy to navigate app design and user interface

– Multiple user interface languages. Currently supported: English, German, Simplified Chinese

– Convenient frequency tuning and DRM Service selection

– DRM Service labels and graphical service logos

– Full service metadata: programme/app type, language, country of origin, etc.

– All standardized DRM audio codecs incl. xHE-AAC with optimized tune-in performance for a quick start of audio playback

– Journaline, DRM’s advanced text application, allows to interactively browse through latest news, sports and weather updates, programme background information and schedules, distance learning/RadioSchooling text books, travel information, and much more

– Full Journaline feature set including hot-button interactivity, geo-references and embedded/linked images

– Convenient and fast Journaline information access with update notifications for page-content (and automatic updates for menus), as well as persistent caching for instant content access when switching between DRM services

– DRM text messages incl. DL+ support

– Slideshow images

– Unicode support for all textual elements: service labels, text messages, Journaline

– DRM EWF – Emergency Warning Functionality within the DRM transmission: in case of an emergency alarm signal, automatically re-tunes from the current service to the emergency programme; presents the emergency audio along with multi-lingual Journaline content to provide in-depth instructions with interactive access and to serve non-native speakers or hearing impaired users

In addition, STARWAVES DRM SoftRadio is designed for maximum tuning flexibility and performance:

– Free tuning to any DRM broadcast frequency

– Supports all DRM frequency bands – from the former AM bands (LW/MW/SW) to the VHF bands (including the FM band), depending only on RF dongle functionality

– Supports all DRM robustness modes (A-E), modulation parameters and on-air signal bandwidths

– Optimized frequency tuning and re-sync performance

– Graphical spectrum view to check the signal on the tuned frequency