Nautel Strengthens Digital Radio Portfolio with Digidia Acquisition

France based Digital Radio Innovator, Digidia, joins the Nautel family of companies and adds significant DAB+, DRM, and Synchronous FM products and technology.

Hackett’s Cove, Nova Scotia (February 10th, 2021) – Nautel today announced that it acquired ownership of France based technology company Digidia. The addition expands Nautel’s existing Digital Radio offerings to broadcast customers.

The acquisition expands Nautel’s core product lines, enhancing the company’s extensive expertise in high-power electronics design and digital signal processing. Digidia, founded in 2005, has developed rare design knowledge related to DAB+ and DRM. In addition, the company has created specialized solutions that address synchronization of radio transmissions for highway projects or to allow radio reception within Europe’s numerous mountain tunnels. Digidia will continue as a separate entity, serving its customers out of its fully integrated design and manufacturing facility in Rennes, France.

Former shareholders Hermann Zensen, Manuel Billot and Damien Bernard will remain as executives for the two companies.

“We are absolutely excited to welcome the talented Digidia team to the Nautel family,” said Kevin Rodgers, Nautel President and CEO. “Nautel has long demonstrated its passion for digital radio with its leadership in HD Radio transmission solutions. With the addition of the Digidia’s design capabilities, DAB+ and DRM solutions, Nautel is underlining its commitment to all major digital radio transmission standards. By adding Digidia’s offerings together with Nautel’s existing transmission products we will be able to better serve an even larger base of customers worldwide.”

“Nautel has achieved exceptional customer acceptance for its line of broadcast transmitters and innovative digital radio,” said Hermann Zensen, Sales Manager, on behalf of the Digidia management team. “We believe this is a perfect partnership that makes more resources and opportunities available for our Digidia team and allows us to better serve our customers.”

About Nautel
Nautel is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of AM and FM radio broadcast transmitters with key contributions in the field of digital broadcasting. Focused on making transmission worry-free for users worldwide, Nautel transmitters employ advanced control, monitoring and instrumentation tools which simplify management of transmitter sites, both locally and remotely via Web access. More than 16,000 Nautel transmitters have been deployed in over 177 countries since 1970. For more information visit

About Digidia
Digidia has emerged as one of the leading companies for digital radio transmission equipment with more than 300 digital radio deployments all over the world in three technologies: Synchronous FM, DAB/DAB+/DMB (Eureka147) and DRM30/DRM+, all covered with a broad and complete product line including multiplexers, content servers, modulators, IP gateways, monitoring equipment, professional receivers, encoders, decoders and tunnel break-in products. For more information visit

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John Whyte
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