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Nautel Presents at BEC

Transmitter manufacturer highlights digital, transmitter cooling and more during NAB Show

Five Nautel engineers will be presenting papers during the Broadcast Engineering Conference at the 2011 NAB Show in Las Vegas.

Three of the presentations will be part of the “Improving HD Radio” Session on Sunday, April 10, moderated by Steve Fluker, director of engineering for Cox Radio in Orlando, Florida.

Gary Liebisch, Eastern region sales manager, will discuss “Transmitter Cooling Technologies and Tradeoffs,” looking in particular at the advantages and disadvantages of air and water cooling for high-power HD Radio hybrid FM transmitters.

Brian Walker, research engineer, will present “Using the IBOC Quality Metric to Optimize the Transmission System for HD Radio Reception,” which looks at sources of signal degradation that affect IBOC reception and ways to optimize transmitters to improve signal quality.

Hal Kneller, Europe region sales manager, will join John Holt of WAMU-FM and John Kean of National Public Radio to present “PAPR and Asymmetrical Sidebands Field Results: HD Radio Coverage Technologies.” This presentation will look at the use of asymmetrical sideband power when an allocation does not permit full –10 dBc IBOC levels on both sidebands.

On Wednesday, April 13, Nautel will have two presentations in the “Emergency Operations – Planning & Implementation” session moderated by Jim Stagnitto, director of engineering at WNYC/WQXR.

Kevin Rodgers, Nautel director of customer service, will present “Proactive Transmitter Service and Support Strategies;” and Wendell Lonergan, Middle East sales manager, will present “Implementation of N+1 Technology for Improved Cost Efficiency While Maintaining Service Integrity.”

The annual Nautel User Group meeting will be held on Sunday, April 10, with a series of informative discussions for members of the Nautel Users Group.