Harris is debuting its HT/HD+ high-power common-amplification single-tube FM HD Radio transmitter, which the company says evolved from the technology of its HT Series of FM transmitters and marks Harris’ foray into the HD Radio market with tube-type transmitters.
The transmitter will be outfitted with a FlexStar HDx exciter as part of the display.The HT/HD+ is now shipping.
Harris also is showcasing its ZX low-power transmitter as part of a multicasting demo showing small-market broadcasters how they can take advantage of HD Radio multicasting opportunities in low-power situations. A ZX1000 (1 kW) transmitter programmed for Tri-Mode operation will be on display; it allows broadcasters to switch between digital, analog and analog+digital modes on the fly.
The demo also will feature a FlexStar HDI-100 Importer, HDE-100 Exporter and HDx exciter for multicasting Ibiquity’s Generation 3 “Exgine” architecture, which brings the Importer and Exporter back to the studio and reverts the exciter to a more user-friendly and reliable DSP-based operation.
Additionally, Harris will demo the DATAplus system, which accepts data management from multiple sources and stores, prioritizes and separately outputs the data to multiple sources including Program Associated Data for HD Radio. The data is delivered alongside audio programming in the same HD Radio transmission stream.
DATAplus also can be used to deliver text as RBDS information for analog receivers and Web transmission. Each output may be formatted as required, and the station may choose which items flow to any given output.