Nautel Introduces Enhanced HD Radio™ Importer
New product designed to simplify multicasting operations with more compact and robust Importer solution.
April 20, 2009
NAB 2009, Booth N7016 – Building upon Nautel’s reputation for digital radio innovation, the company has introduced the Importer Plus, a compact and reliable solution that can be used by broadcasters to add up to two additional programming channels and other supplemental audio and data services to their HD Radio transmission.
An optional component of HD Radio systems, the Nautel Importer Plus codes the secondary program services of an IBOC transmission including digital channels two and three. A convenient user interface permits the selection of IBOC service modes and partitioning of IBOC signal bandwidth for a variety of audio and data services including multicasting.
The company says its design philosophy behind the Importer Plus is similar to the approach taken by the NAB on the highly successful embedded exporter project that resulted in Nautel’s award winning Exporter Plus. Both the Exporter Plus and the new Importer Plus offer broadcasters more reliable and easier to deploy solutions for HD Radio broadcasting. The Importer Plus is housed in an ultra compact 1 RU enclosure and is the first implementation of an HD Radio Importer to use reliable solid state storage instead of a traditional hard drive. The result is dramatically faster boot times of approximately 20 seconds along with outstanding reliability. The Importer Plus uses a dual core processor to achieve twice the performance of its predecessor. Nautel also offers remote troubleshooting of the Importer Plus via the company’s Remote View service.
“Over the past few years, Nautel has been leading the way in development of HD Radio transmission products, focusing on reliable and robust solutions for any operating environment,” said Peter Conlon, Nautel President and CEO. “With the Importer Plus, Nautel makes it easy for broadcasters to bring additional audio and data services into their HD programming.”
Nautel is a global leader in the design, manufacture, sales and support of high power Radio Frequency (“RF”) products for AM and FM broadcast, navigation, industrial and space-based applications. With a long history of creating highly innovative products, Nautel continues to lead the way in providing valuable new solutions for the digital radio broadcast revolution. Thousands of customers in more than 170 countries have discovered that Nautel delivers world class RF solutions – systems that meet stringent quality standards at its ISO-registered manufacturing facilities.
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