Aqua Broadcast will highlight its Cobalt series FM transmitter line at the NAB Show. It says the transmitters deliver superior audio quality and sound clarity thanks to Direct-to-Channel Digital technology.
They’re available in power levels from 10W to 5 kW. Cobalt products run on a customized Linux OS system. Inputs and outputs include analog, AES/EBU, digital MPX (AES192), Ethernet, USB, GPIO and GPS Sync with built-in SFN capabilities.
Intuitive joystick controls with haptic feedback and an RGB display help with fast setup. Features include a four-band audio processor with bass enhancement, pilot protection, wide AGC, numerous presets, SNMP management and the ability to send emails, alerts and monitor audio remotely from a browser.
“The advanced communication package with intuitive web interface and remote control via Ethernet (https) lets you make changes or monitor the Cobalt transmitter,” the company states.
Aqua also highlights easy access to components, software-controlled variable fan speed, high AC efficiency and a compact design with reduced weight.
Depending on the model, Cobalt has an optional DC input that lets you run the transmitter on a 48V DC power system and opens possibilities for off-grid power options. On 2U products a second PSU can be specified, providing two independent power inputs in parallel, for further confidence and seamless switching if a power supply were to suffer a fault.
Aqua will be in NAB Booth W2816.