Best of Show: WorldCast Systems Audemat FM MC5
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WorldCast Systems calls its Audemat FM MC5 an “FM measurement platform.” The company says it can measure the performance of RF broadcasts in the field or at the transmitter site as well as those developing, producing and testing products for the FM market.
In a single, portable box are a spectrum analyzer, RF scanner, oscilloscope, frequency meter, distortion meter, AM noise meter, RF generator, MPX generator with RDS, sine wave generator, RDS decoder and most every RF measurement and analysis device imaginable.
Not surprisingly, the FM MC5 can work with a computer for real-time signal analysis or it can download stored logs for offline analysis.
There’s also a GPS receiver for geographically stamping where measurements were taken. The FM MC5 was designed to be taken on the road, though it can be installed in a facility as well.
Shown from left to right in the photograph are: Paul McLane, Nicolas Boulay, Bruno Rost, Christophe Poulain and Kevin Campbell.