Broadcast Australia to Update Multiple Sites With Nautel High-Efficiency Transmitters
Equipment to be provided by Nautel will reduce operating costs and offer industry-leading reliability.
Hackett’s Cove, Nova Scotia – Nautel Limited and in-country partner Sonifex Pty Ltd – Australia have announced receipt of an order of four NX50 50 kW AM transmitters. The order is the first in a master purchase agreement between Broadcast Australia, Nautel and Sonifex to upgrade legacy 50 kW transmitters throughout Australia. The order for the 50 kW transmitters follows the recent deployment of four NX10 10 kW MW-AM models as well as four NV20lt 20 kW FM transmitters.
Offering 90% efficiency at 50 kW operation, the NX50 dramatically reduces the amount of input power needed for transmission and facility cooling. NX Series transmitters— as with other Nautel models– are also designed for extreme reliability, engineered to withstand the harsh environmental conditions that exist at many broadcast sites throughout countries such as Australia.
The first four NX50 transmitters will be deployed to metropolitan and regional sites in New South Wales and Victoria, replacing aging Nautel Ampfet series from the late 1980’s.
“We’re pleased to work with Broadcast Australia on a project of this magnitude,” said Sonifex General Manager Karen Olliver. “We have supplied BA with Nautel transmitters for other, lower power AM sites and many FM sites across Australia. Nautel’s reputation for reliability, support and advanced instrumentation for monitoring and control is first class.”
“Broadcast Australia has long used Nautel transmitters beginning in the 1980s and is a valued partner,” said John Abdnour, Regional Sales Manager for Nautel. “Upgrading to the highly efficient, feature rich NX series will serve Broadcast Australia stations for decades. We’re proud to continue our work together.”
Nautel has emerged as one of the world’s largest manufacturers of broadcast transmitters. With more than 14,000 transmitters deployed in over 177 countries since 1970 and more than 6,000 deployments of AUI-enabled transmitters, Nautel continues to lead the way in providing valuable new solutions for digital broadcasting and other applications.
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