Harris Corp. will introduce a low-power AM transmitter line at the upcoming NAB Radio Show in Seattle. The DAX products will replace the Gates line. The new transmitters, available in 1 to 6 kW, are IBOC-ready. According to Harris, the new models are suitable for IBOC and analog use and are configured for redundancy using RF modules found in its Destiny 3DX transmitters.
Power output ranges from 25 watts to 5.75 kW for the DAX-5, and 25 watts to 7 kW for DAX-6. There are five preset power levels on both models. Selling points include a "plug-and-play" migration path to IBOC DAB and the use of Digital Adaptive Modulation, which monitors modulated output and corrects non-linearity caused by some antenna loads.