New Nautel Technologies at NAB Focus on HD Radio™
Nautel innovations and technology demonstrations underscore the company’s commitment to the future of digital broadcasting.
NAB 2017, Booth N8324 – Nautel has unveiled a number of HD Radio™- related products and technologies at NAB 2017.
New to the Nautel line is the the HD MultiCast+ Importer/Exporter, which 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. Operation of the HD MultiCast+ platform is versatile, allowing its use as an all-in-one product or separately as an Importer or Exporter. (Full details are available in a separate press release.)
Nautel also brought leading-edge HD technologies to the forefront at the show, with a demonstration of an HD SFN (Single Frequency Network) method that enables seamless transition between separate HD transmitters on an SFN. (Full details are available in a separate press release.)
Updates allowing an easy path to digital operation were announced for the company’s NVLT Series of value-priced high-power FM transmitters. This latest HD upgrade enhancement to the line joins prior updates to the NVLT series over the past few years including simple site control, PS scrolling functionality for RDS, an oscilloscope function and more. (Full details are available in a separate press release.)
Also updated for enhanced HD operation were Nautel’s VS Series of low-power FM transmitters. Already the most feature-packed low-power FM transmitters on the market, VS Series transmitters can easily be converted to digital operation with the optional VSHD Digital Exciter. Now customers will receive Nautel’s award winning HD PowerBoost™ GEN4 at no extra cost allowing even more HD power and efficiency.
“These products underscore our commitment to keeping HD Radio viable, affordable and easy for broadcasters to adopt,” said Kevin Rodgers, Nautel President and CEO.
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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