Open Digital Radio (Thematic stream “Cross Media Publishing”)
Abstract: Radio transmission using digital technologies, towards which much of the world is turning as the de facto platform for broadcast, usually requires complex and costly equipment out of the reach of individuals. However, through the use of open source software, hardware hacks and cheaper digital technologies, a new field of possibilities opens for experimentation, micro networks and the democratisation of radio’s future. The presentation will give an introduction on digital radio, software defined radio principles, open CRC mmbTools for DAB/DAB+ transmission and with a demo on how they can be used to create a multiplex transmission of stations”
Mathias Coinchon graduated in 2000 in Communication Systems Engineering from the Swiss Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, and the Eurecom Institute in Sophia-Antipolis (France). Before joining the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) in 2006, Mathias was working for the Swiss Public Radio (RSR) on networks and was then part of the team at SRG-SSR defining the re-launch of Digital Radio in Switzerland. In his spare time, he is involved in helping a community radio station and runs a website on open source techniques for Digital Radio.