French broadcast equipment manufacturer Ecreso, part of the Audemat family, is now shipping Next FM.
This is an exciter offering 0.5, 20 or 100 W of power. It offers a two-/four-band FM/HD/DAB encoder, with RDS encoding. It also offers embedded audio backup and a remote control module. Dual power supplies add to reliability while hot-swappable cooling fans should keep things cool. TCP/IP capability covers the latest in radio networking. The processing sampling frequency is 192 kHz.
Audemat Executive Vice President Christophe Poulain said: “We have decided to combine the Ecreso know-how for FM transmitters with the Audemat expertise in RDS, audio over IP, remote control, FM broadcasting and audio processing.”
The exciter can be packaged with RF amplifiers to create a line of transmitters ranging up to 10 kW.