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Join us at 9:00am in booth C2207 to hear our highlights for this year’s show featuring the new GV Series and continued developments in digital radio.

This year’s live demo’s include: New GV Series transmitter; NVLT, NX and VS transmitters; NT Digital UHF TV transmitter; HD Radio, DRM, AUI, PhoneHome and MPX over AES.

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NEW! GV Series 3.5 – 88 kW

Meet the new GV Series, the culmination of years of Nautel digital/analog transmission innovation.

Nautel’s field-proven, high-power FM architecture is mated with the industry’s most advanced RF technologies and Nautel’s award-winning control system to set a new standard for digital performance, efficiency, serviceability and unmatched functionality.

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Don’t Miss This Launch Webinar!

Nautel has new transmission solutions launching on March 26. Join us to be the first to learn about these exciting new products.
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Wednesday, March 26, 2014 @ 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM EDT

Transmitter to Nautel Communication

In some industries it’s common place for installed equipment to automatically begin transmitting diagnostic information to the manufacturer as soon as the equipment is placed on the internet. We’d like to know how you feel about this trend.

Currently, Nautel’s PhoneHome service must be consciously turned on by the transmitter operator. However, experience from other industries tells us that significantly enhanced customer service can be provided via a product like PhoneHome, while still protecting the security of data.

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NX High Power AM for 25-2000 kW: Modern, Efficient, Analog/Digital High Power
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 @ 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM EDT

HD Radio™ Transmission in 2014
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 @ 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM EDT

VS Series: Low Power FM Transmitters That Just Keep Getting Better
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 @ 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM EDT

VS Exciters

Did you know that you can breathe new life into your old tube transmitter by adding a VS Exciter and instantly gain the entire feature set of the award-winning VS Series transmitters?

We know of several customers installing VS Exciters in their old transmitters: Townsquare Media put VS1’s into many of their old Continental 816 transmitters; Z101 Digital FM, Dominican Republic has a VS1 in their BE FM30b; and, Summit Media put VS300’s into Energy-Onix and Armstrong FM2500B transmitters.

Not only have they gained the entire feature set of the VS but they’ve also experienced loudness and coverage increases as well as improvements in audio quality.

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Nautel Begins Delivery of Major DRM Transmitter Project

Nautel is celebrating the signing of the Factory Acceptance Test for the first NX300 of the All India Radio (AIR) order. The total order is for 27 high power DRM-MW-AM transmitter systems as part of AIR’s digital conversion initiative – the world’s largest digital radio deployment to date.

Engineers from AIR are at the Nautel factory in Hackett’s Cove, Nova Scotia to begin Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) of the first transmitters in the order. Three 300 kW NX300 and one 200 kW NX200 transmitters were accepted in early August; four 100 kW NX100 transmitters are scheduled for testing at the end of the month. The NX200 is shipping August 27. Its installation in Delhi, scheduled to begin in late October, will kick off the deployment in India; the installation project will be led by Nautel Customer Service Technician Bachar Dib. The NX300 transmitters shipping to India at the end of the month will be installed in Jammu, Jalandhar and Lucknow.

Pictured in the photo from left to right: Steve Farley (Nautel), Rajiv Kapoor (AIR), Tim Hardy (Nautel), Vijay Baleja (AIR), Peter Conlon (Nautel), Rakesh Aggarwal (ComCon), Chuck Kelly (Nautel), Trinian Ayangoswami (ComCon).

And if you’re going to IBC this year, please join us at our Stand (8.C61) for a special DRM event, “DRM listeners: Building a Billion” on Saturday, 14 September from 15:00 – 17:00.

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Free Summer Webinars – Register Today!

Nautel has scheduled two summer webinars starting next week. Don’t miss out – register today!

The Nautel VS300 Exciter: The Most Advanced Exciter Available Today
Thursday, July 25, 2013 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM EDT
The VS 300 is the Swiss army knife of lower power FM. It is widely used as a main transmitter, a back-up, a translator, and in SFNs and translator/booster applications. In this webinar, host Chuck Kelly, Nautel’s Director of Sales will detail the VS 300′s outstanding value as a transmitter exciter.

Omnia Direct: MPX Over AES for Maximum Modulation and Station Loudness
Thursday, August 1, 2013 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM EDT
The long sought after goal of a fully digital transmission chain that doesn’t sacrifice loudness is finally here. Nautel’s Chuck Kelly and Telos Alliance CEO, Frank Foti will team up to explain how this new technology uses a single AES-EBU cable to carry the baseband signal in digital form between an Omnia 11 and Nautel NV Series transmitter. The benefits are enormous: a 100% digital path that finally eliminates the noise and distortion of A/D converters and reduces potential overshoots, while ensuring full FCC mask compliance.

PUSH Radio for Distributed Content Automation
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM EDT
Nautel and ENCO have joined forces to advance the concept of PUSH Radio; the ability to centrally manage content and playlists that reside in a network of remote transmitters. To learn how PUSH Radio can dramatically reduce operating costs, improve reliability and increase localization, join host Chuck Kelly, Nautel’s Director of Sales and guest Eugene Novacek, President of ENCO Systems in this informative 30 minute webinar.

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Easier to Find Videos & Webinars

We’ve re-organized our Video and Webinar archives and it’s now easier to find what you’re looking for… hopefully! In addition to several ‘featured’ videos and webinars, we have organized the majority of the archives in to categories for easier browsing. And for those who liked the way it was, we still provide a link to view them all in reverse chronological order. There’s a wealth of useful information in these archives, take a look… Video Archive and Webinar Archive.

Poll Results

Here’s the results to the quick poll we ran last week. What do you think, any comments?

Transmitter Replacement

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PUSH RADIO Perfect for Program Broadcasters

In certain categories of radio groups, the highest operating costs and lowest reliability are found in the audio distribution system from the centralized studios to the distributed transmitter sites. Satellites are extremely expensive, and the public internet is just not reliable enough for real-time audio distribution. Locating the content playout system at the transmitter is seen as expensive and difficult to monitor and control.

Now, Nautel and ENCO have worked together to embed a mini program automation system right inside the Nautel transmitter. It’s called PUSH RADIO.

While a far cry from a true studio automation, the system is capable of playing playlists of MP3 or WAV cuts which are stored on a USB memory device, having new playlists sent to it by a master ENCO DAD system in the headquarters, as well as having new content uploaded from the DAD to the transmitter USB storage.

Lastly, the transmitter can keep an internal “as-played” log which is then retrieved by the DAD system for reconciliation and billing. While the system doesn’t support segue at this point, it is perfect for stations which run programs rather than individual cuts, such as educational or religious broadcasters.

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MDCL for AM Power Savings

Recently, the NRSC provided a new AM MDCL Usage Guideline, NRSC-G101, the purpose of which is to provide useful information to broadcasters that will assist them in using MDCL technology. We know of many customers who are using the MDCL energy-saving transmitter technology to huge success, and even one who is saving over 40% in power costs! Click here to hear from four different customers running MDCL on a total of 11 Nautel transmitters – both new (NX) and old (XR, XL & ND). They share how easy it was to implement MDCL, which algorithm they used, their actual power savings, and the zero impact on station coverage and audio quality.

To implement MDCL technology, AM licensees need a waiver of rules – read the FCC Public Notice. Nautel has made this power-saving technology FREE in its NX Series transmitters since the first NX rolled out in 2008, but you can also implement MDCL on older Nautel AM transmitters. Our MDCL Resource page is a great place to start if you want to learn more >

Register for an Upcoming Webinar

Announcing four new webinars on Wednesdays at 12:00 Noon Eastern, starting this week. Upcoming sessions include the NVLT Series, updates to NV firmware, an introduction to Nautel TV transmitters and a tutorial on MER measurement. To learn more or to register, please click on the links below.

April 24: NVLT High Power Transmitters Introduction. May 1: NV Software Release 4.0. May 15: Low Power UHF TV Transmitters. May 22: MER Measurement for HD Radio

Nautel Wins Pick Hit & Cool Stuff Awards

Nautel is pleased to have received two awards at NAB today. A Radio World Cool Stuff Award for Nautel Omnia Direct, and a Broadcast Engineering Pick Hit Award for Nautel TV. Learn more about the Nautel Omnia Direct digital composite interface available on NV transmitters here > Learn more about Nautel TV here >

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