Nautel Enhances DRM Offerings
Sep 28, 2011 5:15 PM, By Doug Irwin, CPBE DRB
Hackett's Cove, NS - Sep 27, 2011 - Nautel has introduced "DRM Inside," an integrated approach to DRM broadcasting using a DRM modulator and content server for its NX Series. According to Nautel, this integration results in a cost-effective and simplified DRM deployment. Users can perform local or remote configuration, operation and monitoring using just one user interface, Nautel's Advanced User Interface (AUI). The full-function DRM system will be supported in all NX Series MW and LW transmitters with available outputs of 25kW to 2MW. Existing NX Series customers will have an option to upgrade to DRM Inside by way of an internal PCB card and an AUI software update.
Developed in conjunction with RFmondial and Fraunhofer IIS of Germany, Nautel's DRM Inside consists of software enhancements to the Nautel AUI, a compact embedded modulator with integrated Fraunhofer DRM ContentServer, as well as redundant MDI inputs from external DRM ContentServers. The Nautel Advanced User Interface provides presets, logging, diagnostics, and local/remote control of all transmitter functions. The AUI also incorporates an instrument-grade audio analyzer and modulation monitor with display screens that are easy to set up and read.
DRM Inside has projected availability of 2Q2012. DRM+ is also being demonstrated on Nautel's NV and VS Series FM transmitters with outputs of 300 W to 88kW.
Laboratory tests were conducted to measure the effectiveness of Nautel technologies under varying conditions, and NPR Labs give the Technology the green light. ...
The project is expected to cost more than US$414 million....