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Nautel: Transmitter launch marks anniversary

13 September 2014

The digital LPTV line has been expanded with the newly launched 250W NT250 transmitter. Nautel is also marking 45 years in business at the show.

Operating in the 470 – 810 MHz UHF spectrum, the NT Series range provides a platform for low power TV broadcasting, retransmission or gap-filler applications.

As with Nautel’s other low power UHF transmitters, the NT250 combines a software-defined modulator, amplifier, remote control, adaptive pre-correction and mask filter in a single, compact 4 RU enclosure.

Also available, as an option, is the enhanced adaptive pre-correction technology, Optipower. This allows optimisation of transmitter power efficiency and transmitter MER (Modulation Error Ratio) performance, as well as real-time spectrum analysis. The NT250 supports major digital transmission standards including  DVB-T, DVB-T2, ATSC  and IDSB-Tb.

Other products in the NT Series include the NT150, with digital power output of 2 – 150W and the NT500, a 5 RU unit with digital power output of 10 – 500W.

“We’ve been pleased with the market acceptance of our LPTV transmitters during the past year,” said Nautel’s new president and CEO Kevin Rodgers. “Our software-rich approach to product design has allowed us to bring a new level of operational capabilities to low power UHF.”

Rodgers said new product development is only part of the Nautel story and the company was focussing on a theme of continuous improvement as part of its anniversary celebrations.

“We can’t sit on our laurels with our existing products,” he said. “We are constantly looking at ways to improve the experience for our more than 12,000 customers.”
Recently released firmware updates for the NV, NX and VS Series transmitters are also being showcased, as is the recently launched Nautel Phone Home advanced customer support program.

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