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“Omnia for Nautel” Focuses on HD Radio Installations

The companies announce a processing partnership

Nautel transmitter showing Omnia processing interface on its user screenNautel and Omnia announced a processing partnership that will be of interest to Nautel HD Radio customers.

The manufacturers said “Omnia for Nautel” provides software audio processing for HD channels, using AoIP such as Livewire, without needing additional hardware, and that it can be hosted on Nautel HD MultiCast+, inside the transmitter, on the customer’s data center server or in the cloud.

“Using the same audio processing engine found in the Omnia.9 hardware processor, Omnia for Nautel can provide individual processing controls for each station in an enterprise-wide setup,” they said in their announcement.

It is offered in two modes.

The first provides processing cores for individual HD multicast channels (HD2-4), hosted in a Nautel HD MultiCast+ for legacy exgine-based HD installations that have external audio processing on their FM/HD1 audio.

The second is as a suite integrated with Nautel’s new air chain architecture, which Nautel says eliminates FM-HD blend drift issues by processing the FM/HD1 along with the optional HD2-4 audio. That air chain was demonstrated as a proof of concept last year.

An Omnia for Nautel option in the HD MultiCast+ can be licensed when purchasing that product or added later. Licensing is as a one-time purchase plus maintenance, or as a subscription.

Nautel will hold a webinar this Thursday that includes details. At the NAB Show, Nautel will be in Booth W2843, while Omnia/Telos Alliance are in W3766.