Nautel Medium-wave Transmitters to be Used in India Digital Radio Deployment

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Nautel Medium-wave Transmitters to be Used in India Digital Radio Deployment

Dec 7, 2012 10:23 AM, By Doug Irwin, CPBE DRB

Hackett's Cove, NS - Dec 6, 2012 - Nautel is participating in the world's largest digital radio deployment to date. India's Prasar Bharati has issued orders for six Nautel NX Series 300kW medium-wave transmitters configured for DRM30 transmission. The purchase is part of All India Radio's plans to upgrade facilities throughout India to DRM30 digital broadcasting.

All India Radio (AIR) serves 99 percent of the people in India via its analog broadcasting service, covering a broad range of languages and dialects through the country. It now plans to add the final percentage point to their coverage and convert all signals to digital in the process. This transition will allow AIR to use alternate platforms such as podcasting, SMS, webcasting and mobile services, and offer a 24-hour news channel along with other programming. Additional services such as Interactive Text Transmission and disaster warning are also planned.

Nautel NX Series MW transmitters were first introduced in 2007. These high power transmitters occupy a small footprint for their power and offer 90 percent efficiency along with AM precorrection and Nautel's exclusive Advanced User Interface. Prasar Bharati's purchase of six 300kW Nautel NX Series transmitters brings the total deployment of this series to more then 14MW. Working with Nautel on the deployment are Comcon, Nautel's in-country partner along with Altronic, providing dummy loads and Kintronic Labs, supplying matching systems for the project.

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