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Continental Says Domestic Broadcast Business Quadrupled Last Year

Continental Says Domestic Broadcast Business Quadrupled Last Year
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Continental Electronics experienced a quadrupling of its domestic broadcast business in its most recent fiscal year, the company’s Mike Troje told RW Online here at the NAB show as exhibitors prepare to open booths Monday.
The manufacturer is in Las Vegas with several products aimed at the digital radio market. It has extended the power capabilities of its 816HD transmitter, which was introduced last year and uses low-level combining and common amplification of analog and HD Radio content for TPOs up to 22 kW. That model’s capability is now up to 25 kW with the introduction of the 816HD-25 and Continental says it hopes to extend that further.
Also new is the HDe, an HD Radio Exporter/Signal Generator. “Continental chose to incorporate a built in keyboard/mouse in a slide-out drawer rather than a more problematic touch screen for setup and option navigation,” the company stated. “The HDe is fully capable of functioning as an HD Radio Signal Generator located at a station’s transmitter site or as an Exporter located at a station’s studio complex when used with our Exgine Exciter option.”
And for users not able to use the 816HD, Continental is rolling out the 811HD and 812HD low-power IBOC-only transmitters. Used with the HDe, the transmitters deliver 300 or 600 watts of HD Radio power for use in separate antenna or dual-input antenna systems.

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