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Best of Show: Nautel GV2 Transmitter

It integrates all HD Radio components

We are featuring the products that won the Radio World Best of Show Award at the recent NAB Show. Winners were chosen by a panel of radio engineers and RW editorial staff for their innovation, feature set, cost efficiency and performance in serving the industry.

The slogan for this transmitter line is “just add audio,” and the phrase is suitable given how much is built into it. 

Nautel says it hopes the simplicity of this line will encourage a fresh wave of HD Radio adoption. The GV2 integrates all HD Radio components, with Xperi Gen4 Importer, Exporter and Exgine implementations for HD Radio encoding, station logo and Artist Experience. It also locks FM and HD signals synchronously to eliminate HD FM blend drift. “Omnia for Nautel” handles covers FM and HD Radio audio processing and provides Livewire AoIP inputs. 

A notable air-chain selector allows the transmitter to select one of many inputs (FM and all HD) and change from one feed to another, regardless of where the feed originates. FM/HD1 time alignment is assured through the blend lock function without the need of GPS antenna connections. The transmitters feature the new generation of the Nautel Advanced User Interface, based on HTML5.

Plus, great shirts.

Photo by Jim Peck

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