Malta’s DAB Multiplex Operator Digi B Network have selected the OBSERVA Field Monitor for quality of service, content and coverage checks. As the transmitter network expands to improve indoor coverage, the OBSERVA device will provide key data to assist in the enhancement of DAB service reception.
Following an evaluation period, Digi B Network made the decision to acquire the OBSERVA unit based on their extensive test of its functionalities. The unit can be conveniently powered through a laptop, making it the ideal solution for portable DAB monitoring across the Maltese islands. Recording ETI files in the field enables crucial data to be captured and assessed, which helps optimise the transmission network.
The Field Monitor improves the capability for defining customer reports relating to DAB reception quality, such as:
- CONTENT CHECK: Decode multiple services for live audio playout, DLS and Slideshow display.
- SIGNAL LOSS ALERT: Set audio silence detection alarms in event of drop-outs.
- REFERENCE TOOL: Compare against the performance of other DAB tuners in home or in car.
Factum Radioscape’s Sales Manager James Waterson said, “It has been our pleasure to help with Sergio’s DAB tests in Malta. The Field Monitor is proving a popular choice for Mux Operators, for signal validation and for coverage planning. We look forward to hear the improvements made to the indoor coverage across Malta.”