Nautel Introduces Expandable HD MultiCast+ Platform
Nautel creates a new category of HD components incorporating HD Importer/Exporter functionality at half the cost of prior equipment; radio stations now have a simple, expandable and affordable way to provide HD Radio to listeners.
NAB 2017, Booth N8324 – Nautel has introduced the HD MultiCast+ Importer/Exporter, a new product that combines an HD Radio Importer and Exporter into one unit. The first product of its type to include DTS’ Gen 4 HD code, this 2 RU unit includes a built-in multi-channel audio card, GPS receiver, Nautel Reliable HD Transport, software, and station logo support.
“This new product slashes the cost of HD Radio components in half, making HD Radio operation more affordable for stations,” said Kevin Rodgers, Nautel President and CEO, “but it’s more than a combined Importer and Exporter; it’s a comprehensive HD Radio services platform. The HD MultiCast+ has the potential to support services such as multichannel audio processing and audio codecs.”
The HD MultiCast+ platform is versatile, allowing its use as an all-in-one product or separately as an Importer or Exporter. The Importer codes the secondary program services of an IBOC transmission, which can include digital channels, two, three, four, and multiple data channels. The Exporter combines the digital version of the main audio stream with the secondary audio and data services from the Importer.
Nautel also announced reduced pricing for its proven Exporter+ and a new generation stand-alone Importer, the HD Multiplex+ Importer.
“Nautel is committed to making digital broadcasting simple and effective both for current users and future adopters of the technology,” said Rodgers. “With the new HD MultiCast+ platform, our HD upgrade path for our value-priced NVLT transmitters and our engineers’ work on seamless HD SFNs, we continue to look to the future of HD Radio and other digital technologies.”
Nautel is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of AM and FM radio broadcast transmitters. With more than 15,000 transmitters deployed in over 177 countries since 1970 and more than 7,000 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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