Bext will be at NAB showing the FMeXtra Radio Receiver and Encoder as well as a new FM transmitter.
The FMeXtra Radio Receiver has a new design with wooden cabinet, hi-fi speaker and tuned port for bass enhancement. The unit features a USB connection, enhanced RF reception specifications, a connection for an external speaker to use in stereo mode, a headphone output and digital optical output.
The product can be programmed for conditional access, according to Bext.
The FMeXtra technology digitizes FM subcarriers; it provides the capability to broadcast additional multiple digital channels along with analog FM, simultaneously and on the same carrier, the manufacturer says.
The Bext TX 10000 is the first of a new line of hot-pluggable solid-state FM transmitters that will also include the TX 20000 and the TX 30000. The transmitter features modular architecture with a dual (redundant) exciter, according to Bext.
The product has a stainless steel enclosure and is housed in a 19-inch standard rack
cabinet that’s 55 inches tall and 30 rack spaces high. The manufacturer puts overall efficiency at 70 percent. The TX 10000 includes RS-485 and USB connections for PC readings and control.