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Last Updated: 07.07.2013
 
VOV/WorldDMB Workshop on Digital Radio Technologies  
 

Friday, 26 July 2013

- Workshop Sessions -
Venue: The Melia Hotel Hanoi

08:00-08:30 Registration  
08:30-08:35 Opening Radio and Information Technology Center (RITC)
08:40-09:05
  • Report on "Digitalization roadmap of
    VOV" & Integrated media Radio Television
    - ICT
     
Radio and Information Technology Center (RITC)
09:05-09:25
  • Welcome Remarks by WorldDMB
     
Ms. Joan Warner
Chairperson, WorldDMB Asia-Pacific
09:25-09:45
  • Digital radio broadcasting standards, opportunities and challenges for
    Viet Nam
     
Radio and Electronics Association of Viet Nam (REV)
09:45-10:00 Group Photo
10:00-10:15 Press Conference and morning tea
10:15-11:00 SESSION 1: INTRODUCTION
  • Developing Digital Radio Broadcasting from the angle of digitalization roadmap
Strategy Dept – Ministry of Information and Communication
  • DAB+ International Market Update, DAB/DAB+ around the World
Ms. Bernie O’Neil, Project Director, WorldDMB
  • DAB+ Market Update on progress in Hong Kong
Simon Heung, Digital Broadcasting Corporation Hong Kong Limited
10:15-11:00 SESSION 2: REASONS TO ADOPT THE DAB+ SYSTEM
Overview of the structure and efficiency of the DAB+ system and the business case for countries and broadcasters to adopt DAB+
  • DAB+ Business Case
      - Capacity for broadcast sectors, multi-channelling, adding value for listeners, advertises and broadcasters

      - Structure and regulatory frameworks that Vietnam can consider
Ms. Joan Warner, Chairperson, WorldDMB Asia-Pacific and CEO of Commercial Radio Australia
  • Overview of DAB System : Block diagram level of the structure of a DAB system from audio encoding to RF transmission and hybrid functionality
Dr. Les Sabel, WorldDMB Technical Committee
  • Digital broadcasting service market in Viet Nam
An Vien Group
12:30-13:30 Lunch break
13:30-14:00 SESSION 3: DEMONSTRATION BRIEFING
  • High-level overview of trial equipment configuration and setup Trial goals, system design and review of equipment capabilities and operations
Dr. Les Sabel, WorldDMB Technical Committee
  • DAB+ Test Route and Arrangements
    Field trial routing, data processing, results reporting plus preview of field measurement activity
Wilson Ng, Commercial Radio Australia (CRA)
14:00-15:15 SESSION 4: DAB+ SYSTEM OPERATION AND TECHNOLOGY
  • Why DAB+ is more green & cost effective than analogue
    FEC code rates, OFDM transmission, SFN operation
Alex Ng, Harris Broadcast
  • DAB+ Content Generation: Text and slide content generation for Program Associated Data
Wilson Ng, Commercial Radio Australia (CRA)
  • DAB+ Receivers: Impact of different receivers on the design of DAB+ network, table top, car, handheld
Kath Brown Commercial Radio Australia (CRA)
  • Q&A
 
15:15-15:45 Tea break & registration for the drive tests on Saturday
15:45-17:00 SESSION 4: continued
 
  • DAB+ Network Planning and Deployment – A Journey
Dr. Les Sabel WorldDMB Technical Committee
 
  • Determining the system goals including population and geographical coverage and timing
 
 
  • Discussion of MFN and SFN operation
 
 
  • Interference issues and black spot rectification
 
 
  • Q&A
 
   

Saturday, 27 July 2013

- DAB+ System Demonstration and Filed Measurements -
Venue: VOV, Room tbc

The DAB+ demonstration is being conducted in association with the Workshop on Digital Radio Technologies which covers the DAB+ technology, operations and deployment aspects as well as a number of commercial and marketing aspects.

The demonstration is designed to allow the workshop participants to get a clear understanding of the technology and how it operates. The demonstration will include
  • A visit to the transmission site with demonstrations of equipment operation and a briefing by the equipment suppliers

    (a) Transmitter
    (b) Encoders / multiplexers / controllers
    (c) ETI Monitoring equipment

  • A field test where the broadcast signal will be received under a range of conditions from high power/close to the transmitter to edge of coverage and a number of different urban environments as can be found around the location of the transmitter.

    (a) The received signal will be logged and then the data will be analysed, that analysis will then be presented to the workshop attendees as a demonstration of a method of validating the performance an installed system.
    (b) If possible the coverage will be compared with a field strength prediction

10:30-11:00 GROUP 1 & 2 ARRIVE FOR PARALLEL DRIVE TEST SESSIONS
11:00-12:30 Field Measurement Exercise

Group 1 & 2
Drive tests to take field measurement around the city of Hanoi and visit to the transmitter site
 
12:30-13:30 Lunch break
13:30-15:00 Field Measurement Exercise

Group 3 & 4
Drive tests to take field measurement around the city of Hanoi and visit to the transmitter site
 
15:30-17:00 Field Measurement Exercise

Group 5 & 6
Drive tests to take field measurement around the city of Hanoi and visit to the transmitter site
 
   
   

Monday, 29 July 2013

- Workshop Sessions -
Venue: The Melia Hotel Hanoi

09:30-10:00 SESSION 6: DAB+ COVERAGE & FREQUENCY PLANNING & FIELD TEST RESULTS
Covers the process of frequency coverage and network planning for DAB+ roll out and how to bring all the stakeholders together
  • Discussion of Test Results
Dr. Les Sabel, WorldDMB Technical Committee / Mr. Wilson Ng, Commercial Radio Australia (CRA)
  • DAB+ Coverage Planning
    Presentation of methods and techniques to predict transmission coverage
TBC
  • Q&A regarding RF Planning
 
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-11:45 SESSION 7: THE WAY FORWARD
  • Recommendations & Next Steps
Ms. Joan Warner, Chairperson, WorldDMB Asia-Pacific
  • Discussion
TBC
  • Closing remarks, WorldDMB
Ms. Bernie O’Neil, Project Director, WorldDMB
12:00-13:30 Lunchbreak
END OF WORKSHOP
 
AT A GLANCE  

Dates:
26-27, 29 July 2013

Registration:
Online Registration
http://www.worlddab.org/events/registration/56

Location: Melia Hotel Hanoi

Organised by: VOV, WorldDMB

 
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