Nautel and Telos Alliance are bringing exciting, innovative approaches to the radio air-chain. The collaborative effort by the two companies paves the way for easier and more flexible digital radio deployments via virtualized audio processing and software-based Gen4 HD Radio importer/exporter.
The companies have illustrated their approach via concept demonstrations showing how a fully time-locked FM+HD air-chain can eliminate HD Radio time alignment drift and how this fresh approach can be implemented using a software based premise server, the Nautel HD MultiCast+. In additional demonstrations the companies have shown how this approach can be hosted in and easily managed via the cloud to achieve high availability. These concept demonstrations were included in a 3-part Radio Air-Chain Innovation Webinar Series.
Both companies note that further development and the release of additional products will be needed prior to full deployment of this technology in the industry, but that current products such as the Omnia Enterprise 9s and the Nautel HD MultiCast+ ensure a path that will facilitate these new approaches to simplifying the air-chain.