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“There is nothing even close, nothing even comparable, to the VS Series in its cost range. It completely redefines what we expect in a lower power FM transmitter.”

-Guy J. West, Engineering Team Leader
 

Nautel’s VS Series transmitters offer:

  • Industry first innovations such as IP audio, Livewire and Shoutcast support, audio backup, advanced control and optional Orban Inside
  • Easy upgrade path to digital broadcasting
  • Outputs of 300 W, 1 kW, and 2.5 kW
  • Outstanding value starting at just over $5,000

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“With a very lean technical staff, we have to have equipment that is easy to install, easy to use, robust, trouble free, and well supported. Our Nautel equipment always meets these needs.”

-Guy J. West, Engineering Team Leader

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VS Series Completely Redefines the Low Power FM Transmitter Value Proposition

 

Our experience with Nautel has always been very positive, both in terms of their outstanding transmitter technology and for the great customer service we receive from their technical support team. As an organization that provides technical advice, service assistance and station design services to our field organizations all over Asia, we have been recommending the use of Nautel transmitters for our FM stations for a long time.

Cost of ownership is key for us. We are very lean in technical staff. We have to have equipment that is easy to install, easy to use, robust, trouble free, and well supported. Our Nautel equipment always meets these needs.

In recent years we have been designing more and more, lower power FM stations around Asia. These stations in the 100 W to 2.5 kW class have the same needs as bigger stations for robust, reliable transmitters but don’t have the big equipment budgets. We have tried one transmitter manufacturer after another searching for a good solution and had not found anything that we could recommend.

I don’t recall when we first discussed our frustrations with the available low power transmitters with Chuck Kelly, Director of Sales at Nautel. It might have been at IBC 2007. We told Chuck how much we would love to see Nautel expand into the lower cost, smaller transmitter end of the FM market. We really wanted to get that legendary Nautel quality and performance deployed in a small, low power package that would end our frustrations in this challenging area of station design.

Although we waited a couple of years for the VS Series, the wait finally ended and we were able to order a VS2.5 transmitter for a new station in Indonesia.
 

Nautel's VS2.5 leaves station talent, management and engineering happy in Indonesia.

 
When we unpacked our new VS2.5 we noticed immediately that it is really nothing to look at. It is a small, basic and compact transmitter package. It hardly even has a display on the chassis, just a small LCD for basic information. It’s obvious that there is no unnecessary cost tied up in the packaging which is important in the low power end of the FM market.

We found the transmitter to be very simple and quick to install, just hook up the antenna, the power and the audio feed. Then we fired up the web control interface. Wow! We have full control and outstanding metering including spectrum display, all the bells and whistles you get with a big Nautel. You feel like you are running one of the NV series transmitters.

There is nothing even close, nothing even comparable, to the VS Series in its cost range. It completely redefines what we expect in a lower power FM transmitter. The unit can even be remotely run and monitored like its large brothers right out of the box.

We have our new standard transmitter to recommend to our lower power FM stations thanks to the great folks at Nautel.

Guy J. West
Engineering Team Leader
Far East Broadcasting Company, International Office


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