Nautel to Expand R&D

Company “invests in radio broadcasting future”
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HACKETTS COVE, Nova Scotia � A press release from transmitter makerNauteltrumpeted, �Nautel Invests in Radio Broadcasting Future.�

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On that cheery note, the company announced it plans on hiring more research and design personnel; as much as a 50% increase over 2016 levels. This goes with a 40% increase in the 2017 R&D budget, the company said. It attributed the surge to recent business success with several large projects.

Nautel President and CEO Kevin Rodgers said, �Contracts such as a 2 MW system for Hungary, the world�s biggest transmitter, large N+1 systems for Middle East customers, and an order for six follow-on high-power systems for India underscore our ability to handle some of the largest and most challenging projects in the broadcast industry.�

The company says that it already �employs one of the largest technical staffs of any radio transmitter company in the world.�

The release explained, �The worldwide radio market will continue to be the focus of Nautel�s design efforts as the company concentrates on innovations for AM, FM and MW transmitters of all power ranges.�