WorldCast Systems’ says that software Version 1.1.5 is now available for the Audemat RDS Encoder.
Version 1.1.5, the company says, offers new communication features for higher flexibility and ease of use. Among these functions, there is the additional backwards compatibility with the previous generation FMB80, which facilitates use of mixed networks and sending of the same set of commands.
There are also new capacities for file configuration through FTP, which the firm says, enables compatibility with most third-party automation software, and easier unit configuration with debugging tools integrated for UECP and ASCII commands.
Also new is Version 3.10 for the Audemat FM MC5 FM test and measurement system.
Version 3.10 is compliant with ITU-R SM.1268-5, published in August 2019. This evolution of the recommendation redefines the criteria for validating FM deviation measurements. For an MPX trip measurement to be valid, four criteria are now taken into account, compared to two in the past.
V. 3.10 integrates new measurements as defined by the ITU, such as condition verification before measurements.
In addition to ITU compliancy, the latest software updates aim to improve the user experience. According to WorldCast, these updates include fixed point measurements and a simpler, more complete interface for radio technicians and engineers, as well as a simplification of the analysis of mobile measurement campaigns.