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Progressive Concepts Inks Deal With RFE

Illinois company is master distributor/service center for North America

Progressive Concepts, RFE Broadcast, radio transmitters, FM transmittersProgressive Concepts said it has been named master distributor and service center for North America by Italian broadcast equipment manufacturer RFE.

The product line includes RFE FM broadcast transmitters. The new DS Series FM Broadcast Transmitters uses sixth-generation LDMOS technology with color touchscreen control, built-in stereo encoder and Cosmic Four-Band Audio Processor. Ethernet and AoIP connectivity support worldwide remote control and networking.

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The DS Series is available in power levels of 30 W, 50W, 100 W, 300 W, 500 W, 1 kW, 2 kW, 3 kW, and 6 kW. They are FCC and CCIR compliant and come with a two-year warranty.

Cosmic is a new audio processor made by RFE.

“This hardware component will be included as a standard feature in our FM transmitters, for audio signal control and stereo signal generation (A/D and D/A acquisition and conversion),” the company said. “This means higher audio quality and less distortion.”

Cosmic uses a DSP microprocessor to assure audio quality and extremely low distortion of 0.01%, the company said.

Extra “audio treatment algorithms” for the processing include AMC Automatic Modulation Control, in which the average deviation value is kept constant within preset limits in order to avoid annoying “overmodulation”

Peaks, as well as SFP Selectable Filter Profile, with which a drop-down menu lets you select four preset audio equalization profiles: Bass Enhancer, Hi Lift, Crystal Voice and Club.

Progressive Concepts is based in Illinois. Other lines for which it has exclusive representation agreements include RVR, D&R and RadioLogic (MacinMind).

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