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Omnia Direct to Make Euro Debut at IBC2013

Company demonstrates direct digital audio processor to transmitter path

Nautel and Omnia have created a system to digitally transfer the composite output of an audio processor directly to an FM broadcast transmitter. The Omnia line will be on show at the Telos Alliance stand and the Omnia Direct will be demonstrated at IBC2013 at the Nautel booth.

“With Omnia Direct, we finally have the digital equivalent of the analog BNC-to-BNC composite (MPX) connection, where we can take the output of the audio processor’s stereo generator and couple it directly to the modulator of the exciter,” said Telos Alliance CEO and Omnia Audio founder Frank Foti. “This enables the exciter to modulate, with precision, whatever the processor delivers.”

According to the companies, the digital transmission chain enables maximum modulation without analog composite signal. The Omnia Direct interface uses one AES-EBU cable to carry the baseband signal in digital form, eliminating the noise and distortion from A/D converters. It also ensures FCC mask compliance and reduces the potential of overshoots.

The system will be initially offered for the Omnia.11 and Nautel NV series transmitters from 3.5 kW to 44 kW. New transmitters are shipping with the feature as standard, said the firms, and older NV series transmitters may be upgraded with the NV software release 4.0, which is to be available shortly.

IBC Stand (Telos): 8.D30
IBC Stand (Nautel): 8.C61