WorldCast Systems’ Audemat division of test, measurement and monitoring equipment has made the company’s Goldenear mobile measurement software an option for its FM MC5 mobile FM signal measurement system.
The company says that the FM MC5 offers RF coverage measurement for both on-site and off-site monitoring as well as accurate modulation analysis. It features RF scanning, mobile RF analysis, RDS decoding, MPX analysis, signal generation and tools such as frequency meter, distortion meter, spectrum analyzer and oscilloscope. It can also generate RF, MPX and audio signals.
The FM MC5 is a self-contained unit that can be operated from a vehicle. Built-in GPS allows for detailed reports, including maps. The unit has also received recent updates to improve usability and configuration wizards.
WorldCast says that the FM MC5, especially if used with a vehicle, “can reveal black spots or weaknesses in the station coverage which were not forecast. It is also highly useful from a marketing standpoint as it can be used to provide an independent analysis of your station’s strength throughout the geographical target area to impress existing or potential advertisers or financial backers.”
Audemat says the addition of Goldenear “enables in-depth analysis of the FM signal quality reception gathered through a mobile measurement campaign. Goldenear provides a highly detailed and graphical display of RF coverage data and combines this with accurate modulation analysis to provide a comprehensive map-based overview of reception quality. The unit’s configuration wizards and usability have also been upgraded.”
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