Award-Winner: Continental Electronics 802EX FM Digital Exciter

Includes ‘Insight’ IBOC monitoring system
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Radio World this month profiles the recipients of our 2010 “Cool Stuff” Award.

Saying it represents the “next generation” FM/HD Radio standard, Continental showed its new exciter, promising outstanding sound quality and digital performance along with its unique IBOC monitoring system.

“For our HD Radio customers,” the company states, “the 802EX features fully-adaptive, real-time forward precorrection; built-in audio delay, up to 16.4 seconds; synchronization, using a GPS 10MHz signal; dual outputs, for analog and HD transmitters; a high-resolution color LCD screen for maximum accuracy; and Continental’s ‘Insight’ IBOC monitoring system that lets you ‘see’ the performance of your IBOC system in real time.”

For analog-only FM users, the exciter provides built-in stereo generator, multiple AES3 digital audio inputs, a standard composite input and two baseband SCA inputs.

Price: $16,900
Shipping: Now
Info: Mike Troje, (214) 381-7161,,


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