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MikeB
24-08-2006, 09:12
Sangean Europe have removed the reference to October 2006 for the DRM40 release date from their webpage:
http://www.sangean.nl/English/?opt1=News&opt2=DRM_RADIO&opt5=70

Himalaya announced the following August 14th:

In Fall 2006, Himalaya (Power) Electronics will demonstrate two digital radios conforming to the DRM (Digital Radio Mondiale) standard. The two receivers, DRM2008 and DRM2009, are based on two architectures. Based on the experience of manufacturing the first two DRM receivers, namely the DRM2010 and Digital World Traveller, we are pleased to deliver a new generation of high quality DRM receivers which is more affordable than ever. Being the world's only non-proprietary digital radio system for SW/MW/LW bands, DRM has been endorsed by the ITU (International Telecommunication Union), IEC (International Engineering Consortium) and ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute) and is ideal for fixed and portable radios, as well as car receivers.

Details of the models here:
DRM 2008
http://www.himalaya.com.hk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=16&Itemid=28&lang=en
DRM 2009
http://www.himalaya.com.hk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=17&Itemid=28&lang=en

jbriggs
24-08-2006, 10:53
Hi Mike,
Many thanks for the news & links, I expect the 2 new Rx will be on display at IBC in Amsterdam next month, I will try them there and take some photos.
Interesting to see Himalaya trying both Blackfin AND Radioscape technology.

James

DRM-Fan
02-09-2006, 21:17
Yes I like the look of the Himalaya radios but when can we buy them I wonder ? I do hope the siutation this year with IFA is not the same as last years 'preview' which amounted to nothing. ie nothing to buy !!

As soon as there are a handful of DRM radios in the market place theh hopefully broadcasters may sit up and take notice if DRM is not stillborn already :-(