Nautel has outlined its product plans for the upcoming NAB show. It now has a 1 kW AM transmitter in a compact rack mount package available for overnight delivery. Called Jazz, it offers dual redundant RF amplifiers and universal switch mode power supplies. Features include graphic user interface and diagnostic LED flow diagram; its power pre-set scheduler is suitable for day timers. The unit is compatible with HD Radio or DRM transmission.
Also at NAB is Maestro, a direct-to-channel digital FM exciter for FM and HD Radio. Features include GUI and diagnostic LED flow diagram. Maestro is programmable for N+1 channel and audio source pre-sets. The universal switch mode power supply operates from 90V to 264V AC. Nautel said the unit has a new concept for digitized composite data input.
And the company has a new compact 10 kW FM transmitter called Virtuoso, designed for HD Radio combined transmission. It is frequency agile and suitable for N+1 configurations in conjunction with the Maestro50 Digital Exciter. Features include hot-swap plug-in modules and redundancy features.