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Nautel Users’ Group Meets at NAB

The NUG will be back in Vegas for tech talk

The Nautel Users’ Group has developed something of an annual tradition, meeting on the NAB Show’s kickoff weekend.

This year the group will be meeting at the Riviera in the morning through 1 p.m. of April 15, the Sunday before the floor opens on Monday. Estimated starting time is 9 a.m.

As usual, there will be plenty of tech talk, “Tips and Tricks” for getting the most out of Nautel transmitters, presentations from company engineers, looks at new equipment, some prizes and even a hot lunch.

One of the new products to be seen at the Nautel booth will be the LVDS, a low-voltage differential signaling exciter adapter deigned to bring older IBOC systems up to current standards.

Nautel’s John Whyte explains that the slim 1 RU box was developed to eliminate “the need for a GEN2 IBOC signal generator so that a modern exporter can interface with the transmitter’s exciter. The Nautel LVDS exciter adapter takes E2X data over an Ethernet connection and the internal exgine modulator produces a modulated IBOC signal via LVDS.”

He adds that the LVDS is “installed between the exporter and the transmitter’s exciter. It can be collocated with the exciter and transmitter or reside at the studio and connect via the Ethernet.” Targeted systems include Nautel M50, BE FXi and Harris FlexStar exciters.

NAB Show Booth: C2623