HD Multiplex Demonstration at NAB Garners Award for Nautel, PILOT, Beasley Media Group and Xperi
Groundbreaking demo conducted live at 2018 NAB Show showed ability to carry up to 12 HD Radio services in addition to the FM carrier.
A live demonstration showing the ability to transmit multiple IBOC sidebands within a station’s signal, using Nautel HD Multiplex, earned a New Bay Best of Show award at NAB 2018. The experimental demonstration, placed on the air on Beasley Media Group’s KKLZ during show hours, was conducted in partnership with PILOT (NAB’s coalition of innovators, educators and advocates dedicated to advancing broadcast technology and cultivating new media opportunities) and Xperi. The demonstration provided two independent IBOC sidebands on each side of KKLZ’s regularly programmed analog FM carrier. More information can be found here: NAB press release – HD Multiplex Demo and here: nautel.com/hd-multiplex
NewBay’s Best of Show Awards are evaluated by a panel of engineers and industry experts, and are selected based on innovation, feature set, cost efficiency and performance in serving the industry. 2018 marks the eleventh year in a row in which Nautel has been honoured with one or more of these awards at NAB. Prior awards have been presented for products including new AM and FM transmitters, technologies such as the Nautel Advanced User Interface, and advanced technology demonstrations including HD PowerBoost, Asymmetrical Sidebands, SFN (Single Frequency Network) for HD Radio and the initial demonstration of the HD Multiplex concept in 2015.
Nautel is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of AM and FM radio broadcast transmitters. With more than 16,000 transmitters deployed in over 177 countries since 1970 and more than 8,000 deployments of AUI-enabled transmitters, Nautel continues to lead the way in providing valuable new solutions for digital radio broadcasting and other applications.
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