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Nautel Highlights HD for Lower-Power FM

Manufacturer runs a price promotion for VS and VSHD products

Nautel VSHD-VS combo

RF manufacturer Nautel is running an HD Radio promotion on its VS and VSHD products that aims at the lower-power FM market but may interest other users as well.

“Low-power FM operations that are interested in the benefits and versatility of HD may not have been able to make the conversion due to cost,” said John Whyte, Nautel head of marketing in a release.

“We’re bringing these capabilities within reach through temporary, significant cost reductions in the VSHD upgrade for existing VS Series transmitters. The VS2.5 Analog/Digital FM transmitter is also available at a special price and is ideal for either analog or digital transmission.”

The VS Series is available in 300 W, 1000 W and 2.5 kW. Beyond lower-power FMs and LPFMs, Whyte said bigger stations might use Nautel VS Series transmitters as backups.

The VSHD is type certified for LPFM use in the United States. The company noted that HD Radio installations require an Xperi station license and a Nautel HD Multicast+ Importer/Exporter.

The promotion is for customers in the United States, Canada and Mexico.