Nautel Garners Three Industry Awards at NAB
Awards presented from Radio World and Radio Magazine honor new NX transmitters, HD Multiplex technology.
Hackett’s Cove, Nova Scotia – Nautel Limited was presented with three industry awards at NAB 2015. The “Best of Show” awards, presented by New Bay Media publications Radio World and Radio Magazine, were earned for the new NX5/NX10 transmitters and for Nautel HD Multiplex, a technology that will enable the placement of up to 15 audio streams or stations within 600 kHz of signal bandwidth or up to 9 audio streams in 400 kHz of signal bandwidth.
Earning “Best of Show” from Radio Magazine, the new NX Series AM transmitters operate at 5 and 10 kW of analog power and bring high efficiency (86% AC to RF) and a large suite of operational features to mid-power AM operations. The NX5 and NX10 include AM precorrection with unmatched linearity; 1.8 MHz direct digital modulation and Nautel’s signature Advanced User Interface. For more information on the NX5 and NX10, visit www.nautel.com/nx.
Nautel HD Multiplex was presented “Best of Show” awards from both Radio Magazine and Radio World. This experimental technology allows the combination of multiple independent IBOC exgine modulators into a single HD PowerBoost crest factor reduction engine, permitting 2 or more IBOC stations to be amplified using a single transmitter and subsequent antenna system. The all-digital IBOC configuration is capable of carrying up to 3 times the standard IBOC content. The methodology also maintains backward compatibility with existing receivers by ensuring the standard sideband channel separation within the multiplexed signal. Utilizing an active demonstration at the Nautel NAB booth, HD Multiplex drew the attention of many attendees. Nautel’s intent in showing HD Multiplex was to generate dialogue within the industry and to determine the future path for this new technology.
“We are pleased and honored to receive these awards,” said Kevin Rodgers, Nautel President and CEO. “To be selected not just once, but three times, by the broadcast engineers and industry experts who judged the many entries is exciting. We’re very proud of the engineering team here at Nautel who have spent countless hours working on these new products and technologies along with continuous improvement of the entire Nautel line.”
“Recognition with an award at the NAB show from NewBay Media’s Broadcast & Video Group is a strong vote of confidence and admiration from our leading industry publications,” said NewBay Media Broadcast & Video Group Vice President & Group Publisher Eric Trabb.
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, Nautel continues to lead the way in providing valuable new solutions for digital broadcasting and other applications.
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