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dab

1. a small common European brown flatfish, Limanda limanda, covered with rough toothed scales: family Pleuronectidae: a food fish
2. any of various other small flatfish, esp flounders
3. a sand flounder, Rhombosolea plebia, common around New Zealand's South Island

Dab

 

(Limanda limanda), a fish of the family Pleuronectidae. The dab’s lateral line has a bend above the pectoral fin. The fish is usually 20–30 cm long (sometimes up to 40 cm) and weighs 150–300 g (sometimes up to 700 g). It is distributed in the seas that wash the western and northern coasts of Europe (from the Bay of Biscay to the White Sea). It keeps to the coastal zone at depths not exceeding 50–70 m. Spawning takes place from May through August at a depth of 25–50 m; the fecundity is 80,000–140,000 eggs. The eggs float in the depths of the water; the larvae are symmetrical and live on the bottom even before they acquire their asymmetrical shape. The dab feeds on invertebrates, less frequently, on small fish. The fish has commercial importance in the USSR; it is caught mainly with trawling nets. ?≫i_4i

DAB

(communications)

DAB

(Digital Audio Broadcasting) The digital radio standard in most countries except for the U.S., which uses iBiquity's HD Radio, and Japan, which uses Terrestrial Integrated Services Digital Broadcasting (ISDB-T). Developed by the Eureka 147 Project in Europe, DAB uses frequencies from 175 to 239 MHz and 1.45 to 1.49 GHz. DAB+, which is backward compatible with DAB, is based on the aacPlus Version 2 digital audio standard (see aacPlus). For more information, visit the World DAB Forum at www.worlddab.org. See HD Radio and mobile TV.
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The Sydney tour included presentations by CRA and DBCDE (The Department for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy) on DAB+ development, and visits to Nova Studios, Austereo, ABC, SBS, Media Authority of Australia (ACMA) and the DAB+ transmitting site.
Attending the IBC, the world's top-tier exhibition of broadcasting and media, provides Maxscend an opportunity to enter the European DAB market with the support of the latest DAB+ technology.
These figures have outperformed original forecasts and have prompted the PwC to update their Forecast for Digital Radio Adoption report, which now predicts DAB+ digital radio to penetration 16% of households by December 2013 and 18% by 2014.
This latest release enables radio manufacturers to deliver DAB, DAB+, DMB-Radio with rich media content via an incredibly intuitive colour touch graphical User Interface (UI) at affordable mass market prices.
We are pleased to be the first network operator to roll out DAB+ commercially in Europe.
Factum Electronics AB, the world-leading supplier of digital multimedia broadcasting equipment, today announced that it has received several orders for its new DAB+ audio encoder, MAP250.
Factum Electronics AB, a wholly owned subsidiary of Effnet Holding AB (publ) (STO:EFFN) (BCN:FDH), is a world leader in the areas of DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting), DAB+ , DMB (Digital Multimedia Broadcasting) and NICAM, digital stereo sound for television broadcasting.