News Emitel supports tests of the emergency notification system of the Ministry of Interior and Administration in the digital T-DAB+ system of the Polish Radio.

In the recent months, together with the Polish Radio and with participation of the Ministry of Interior and Administration, Emitel has successfully performed tests of the emergency notification system. If the service is started, owners of digital radio receivers can be automatically informed about emergency situations. The Ministry of Interior and Administration supports the soonest possible implementation of the system.

Sending emergency notifications is one of the added values of the digital radio system. This functionality enhances the utility of the digital radio technology and very strongly contributes to implementation of the national security strategy.

“T-DAB+ is the fastest developing broadcasting technology in Europe. It is already in use in 22 European countries. The T-DAB system covers a population of 470 million people worldwide. In addition to broadcasting of radio programs, the technology also enables broadcasting of emergency situation messages. Emitel has many years of experience in digital radio technologies. We are happy that our competences could be used in the performance of the emergency notification tests,” said Maciej Staszak, Vice-President of the Management Board of Emitel S.A.

The first country that completely stopped analog broadcasting is Norway. After the digitization, the number of nationwide radio stations in that country increased from five to thirty-one. Recently, the European Parliament has decided that in two years all radios installed in cars will be required to be able to receive digital signals and IP streaming. In Poland, regular digital broadcasting is currently performed only by the Polish Radio. The range of the emission covers nearly 56% of Poland’s population. The listeners have eight programs to choose from: Jedynka, Dwójka, Trójka, Czwórka, Polskie Radio 24, Polskie Radio Dzieciom, Radio Chopin, adn Radio Poland. Besides nation-wide programs, also the Regional Stations of the Polish Radio are available, which reach the listeners thanks to regionalization of the signal in the territories of the different provinces.