Side by Side: Compact FM Transmitters

December 23, 2014


Nautel VS series

  • · Available in power levels up to 300 watts (2 RU), 1 kW (3 RU) and 2.5 kW (5 RU)
  • · Integrated Ethernet interface with AUI web GUI control standard
  • · GPIO port for external remote control and preset selection
  • · Analog, AES/EBU, composite, Livewire, and Icecast/Shoutcast audio inputs available with automatic failover including USB audio file playback.
  • · Integrated stereo generator and limiter, SCA generator, RBDS generator
  • · Configurable FSK ID for translator applications
  • · Optional internal Orban audio processing
  • · Capable of HD Radio operation with external VSHD exciter and Exporter Plus.
  • · Available as LPFM certified (VS300)
  • · four year standard warranty

GatesAir Flexiva Compact

  • •Power levels from 50 W up to 3850 W Analog FM (3100 W FM+HD) in 2 RU, 3 RU or 4RU chassis depending on power level
  • •Features Integrated stereo encoder, static RDS generator, 2 AES, 1 analog L/R and 2 composite program inputs with automatic failover switching, and digital MPX/composite input over AES192 interface with fail-over switching
  • •Full remote control capability including web-based HTML GUI interface, SNMP, parallel control and monitoring, fault, warning, and operational parameter logging
  • •N+1, dual transmitter and main/alternate automatic switching capability
  • •Optional GPS receiver for SFN synchronization, internal Orban Optimod™ 5500H multi-band audio processor
  • •HD Radio capable with optional Gen 4 HD Radio™ Exgine modulator card and HDE-200 exporter
  • •Standard 15-month warranty includes tech support during normal business hours and after hours off-air emergency support, 5 day advance exchange of parts, software updates and bug fixes, access to tech support knowledge base. Additional options including 24/7 support and next day advance exchange of parts are available.

BE STXLP Generation II

  • · Available in 1 kW, 2kW, 3 kW and 5 kW configurations (from 4 RU up to 21 RU)
  • · Standard integrated digital exciter
  • · HD Radio & DRM+ Compatible
  • · Integrated IP Connectivity with web GUI and SNMP
  • · Front panel control and metering via LCD interface
  • · Internal low pass filter
  • · Designed for reliability and serviceability
  • · Redundant fan design
  • · Backup Exciter and Controller Options for additional redundancy
  • · One year standard warranty with additional options available for extended service and support

BW Broadcast TX V2

  • · Available in power levels from 5 watts up to 2500 watts
  • · XLR analog and AES/EBU digital inputs, composite input
  • · Internal stereo generator with pre-emphasis, audio limiter and RBDS encoder
  • · DSPX multi-band audio processor standard
  • · Slide-in power supply (300 watt model and above)
  • · Gold clamp FETs allow easy replacement of power devices
  • · RS232 interface, Ethernet interface with SNMP management and web GUI, parallel I/O for external remote control
  • · Full monitoring and logging including silence detection
  • · FSK ID for translator applications
  • · LPFM certified models available
  • · 2 year warranty

Crown E Series

  • · Power levels from 20 watts to 5 kW
  • · Direct-to-channel digital exciter design
  • · Internal stereo generator and limiter
  • · Optional advanced RBDS encoder
  • · Analog, composite, and AES/EBU digital inputs up to 192 kHz
  • · Silence detection and failover to alternate audio sources including optional internal backup audio playback
  • · Optional Ethernet interface featuring “Advanced Metering Interface” (AMI) web GUI and SNMP management
  • · Additional remote control interfaces via RS-232 and GPIO
  • · LPFM certified model available
  • · 3 year warranty standard, upgradeable to a 10 year warranty with “Expert Maintenance Reporting” to intelligently report faults to tech support personnel (Requires Ethernet interface)



Armstrong LCD Series

  • · 30, 100, 150 and 300 watt exciters
  • · 500 watt, 1 kW, 2 kW or 2.5 kW amplifiers
  • · Combined systems for higher power levels available
  • · Remote control and monitoring via parallel GPIO
  • · Optional internal stereo generator/limiter
  • · Optional digital audio inputs
  • · FSK ID for translator applications
  • · External sync input for booster applications (FMX100)
  • · Composite and multiple SCA inputs with adjustable level control

PTEK Gamma and ES Series

  • · Available in power levels from 2 kW to 5 kW (ES series from 150 watts to 1200 watts)
  • · Integrated exciter on all except 5 kW model
  • · FM150ES and FM300ES type certified for LPFM
  • · Internal stereo generator/limiter
  • · FSK ID for translator applications
  • · Hot swappable power supplies (Gamma series)
  • · Front panel LCD metering
  • · Parallel remote control interface

Elenos Indium Series

  • · Power levels from 20 watts to 2 kW in 2 RU, 2.5 kW to 5 kW in 4 RU
  • · Integrated exciter
  • · Composite input standard
  • · Optional internal stereo generator/limiter with analog or optional AES/EBU input
  • · Automatic audio failover between inputs
  • · Front panel OLED display and jog wheel for monitoring and configuring transmitter parameters
  • · Serial port for transmitter diagnostics, optional Ethernet interface for monitoring via web GUI or SNMP
  • · Optional parallel remote interface for external control including transmitter frequency and power level
  • · Switching power supplies accept a wide range of input power configurations

DB Elettronica Mozart FM Transmitters

  • · “Modular” and “Compact” series available up to 3 kW (higher power levels available with external combiner and rack)
  • · Modular series features an external exciter, compact series has an integrated exciter
  • · Optional stereo generator/limiter and RBDS generator
  • · Optional digital audio input
  • · Silence detection with automatic failover between audio inputs
  • · Optional Ethernet interface with web GUI and SNMP
  • · Optional parallel remote control interface for N+1 remote power and frequency changes
  • · Front panel LCD and controls for monitoring and adjusting transmitter parameter
  • External access to fans allows easy replacement without disassembly

OMB HE Series

  • · “Compact” series available in 500 and 1 kW power levels, “Hot Plug” versions available up to 5 kW
  • · Higher power levels available with external combiner
  • · “Compact” series features internal exciter
  • · Optional internal limiter and stereo generator
  • · Optional digital audio input
  • · Front panel LCD control panel
  • · Hot swappable power supplies available on selected models
  • · Ethernet interface with SNMP monitoring available on selected models
  • · Parallel GPIO interface for remote monitoring and control


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