What We Do

Nautel’s mission is to provide worry-free RF transmission, and we are a global leader in the design, manufacture, sales and support of transmitters for AM/FM radio stations, navigation, sonar systems, and industrial RF technology. Our outstanding reliability, global presence, product efficiency and exceptional support have resulted in more than 16,000 Nautel transmitter deployments in 177 countries.

Broadcast

Since 2003 the radio industry has seen the first major shift in technology in decades, the move to digital radio. Digital radio, also known as HD Radio, is the next generation of terrestrial radio and Nautel has been quick to provide the technology that allows radio stations to broadcast a digital signal promising listeners a higher quality broadcast where AM sounds like FM and FM sounds like CD quality. HD Radio also allows broadcasters to offer up to two additional radio stations with unique programming on the same frequency as their current analog signal.

Today, Nautel offers the world’s broadest portfolio of solid state digital and analog radio transmitters with models ranging from 1 kW to 2000 kW MW and 300 W to 88 kW FM. We were the first manufacturer to offer commercial DRM+ transmitters and lead the way in HD Radio innovation.

Navigation

Building solid-state navigational beacons was how Nautel started over 49 years ago and is still a major part of Nautel today. Nautel is a leading supplier of NDB and NDGPS systems as well as the emerging enhanced LORAN (LOng RAnge Navigation) technology in the US and Europe.

Nautel designers have evolved the relationship between the non-directional beacon (NDB), antenna tuning unit (ATU) and the antenna itself to create radio beacons dependable enough to be trusted for the most mission-critical applications.

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Sonar

Nautel Sonar is a world leader in the design, development and manufacturing of sonar systems and OEM components for international defence and non-defence customers.

Our expertise in naval sonar systems, engineering innovation, superior performance and customer satisfaction, has made us a preferred supplier to the Canadian Navy, international naval forces, and major defence contractors.

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Industrial

Nautel also provides industrial RF power systems which are highly efficient and have digital controls to ensure industrial processes are optimized. Our technology has been used in dielectric heating and drying applications, including the complete development of an RF/Vacuum kiln for drying hardwood lumber.

Nautel RF amplifiers have an overall efficiency of up to 90%, resulting in significant power and cost savings over vacuum tube equipment.

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