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Perfect rebroadcasting


We discuss why buying a rebroadcast receiver with dual tuners will be the best decision you’ll make.

Firstly, let’s clear up the difference between ‘dual tuners’ and ‘dual inputs’.

Dual Inputs

Some re-broadcast receivers on the market have dual inputs, this allows you to have two antennas into one re-broadcast receiver. What that means in real terms is that should you have a problem with one antenna you can keep receiving on the other – it’s a useful feature, but that’s all it does, it doesn’t offer any diversity features or other benefits.

Dual Receivers

Having dual receivers, on the other hand, will offer you this plus a whole host of other benefits. It guarantees you will always be re-broadcasting the best possible signal and gives you single or dual-frequency diversity.

The RBRX Encore is the ONLY rebroadcast receiver on the market that has dual tuners!

5 ways dual tuners guarantee you THE perfect rebroadcast!

1. Automatically chooses the best signals – No monitoring or adjustments required! You can provide the receiver with a choice of two RF signals and allow the receiver to dynamically and intelligently chose the best signal to use. This gives you the peace of mind that you will always be rebroadcasting the best possible signal without the hassle of having to continually monitor your broadcast and make adjustments.

2. Position each antenna to ensure you get the best signal, even if things change
You can position each antenna completely differently. Different heights, direction and polarization (vertical or horizontal) to receive the best signal under different conditions. This is particularly useful if you are trying to receive a distant signal which is affected by the atmospheric condition. Or at a site where typography or buildings clutter can have an effect on the signal. These can be the trickiest installations as antenna position is not always obvious and can change greatly from day to day. A receiver with dual tuners means you’ll spend less time on site trying to set up the best position, only to find later that the situation has changed and you have to go back to the site to re-adjust, and then again, and again and again – a very tedious task!

3. Let the RBRX Encore worry about what’s the best signal to rebroadcast.
Dual tuners allow you to pick up two different frequencies and rebroadcast them on a third frequency. This is great for repeater situations where you have the choice of two comparatively similar signals strengths to choose from – you don’t have to worry about choosing the wrong, the receiver will do it for you. It also means should one of the signals fail, your rebroadcast with continue seamlessly.

4. Redundancy – If any part of your rebroadcast system fails you won’t go off air.
The benefit of having 2 tuners, 2 antennas and in some cases 2 signals means that if any part of the processes fails you will keep re-broadcasting. Switching from one tuner to another is seamless, no one knows you have a problem, you won’t go off air. Say goodbye to 3am emergency call outs instead you can fix the problem in a timeframe that suits you – you’ll love this feature especially if you have a remote or difficult to access site.

5. Stops third party interference causing you headaches!
Probably the most irritating issue surrounding rebroadcasting engineers talk to us about is the interference caused by a third party. They’ve spent time at the site getting set up perfectly only for a few months later another station switches on a high power unit and the same site and now they’re struggling to get a good clean signal. If your receiver has dual tuners you’ll see a reduction in these types of issues and you’ll spend less time trying to diagnose and solve irregularities in your rebroadcast signal.

So as you can see, dual tuners are an essential feature you should be looking for if you are a serious rebroadcaster.

It will:

• Ensure you’re re-broadcasting the best possible signal
• Reduce time and stress spent at transmission site
• Reduce time spent monitoring your broadcast
• End issues relating to intermittent signal strength and fade out
• Stop off air disasters

It doesn’t yet make you a cup of tea – but we’re working on it ;) Click here to find out more about the RBRX Encore or find your local dealer now

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Power Scheduling

Care about the planet? Want to cut your energy bills? Check out V2’s power scheduling feature and do both

Whether you’re an environmentalist doing your bit for the planet or just interested in keeping your running cost as low as possible, the power scheduling feature on our V2 transmitters will help you do both.

 

 

We can’t stop your transmitter consuming electricity, but V2 transmitters have many features to help you keep those bills down.

If you’re a small broadcaster it may not be cost effective to broadcast throughout the night while your audience is tucked up in bed. Although your audio’s off, your transmitter is consuming exactly the same amount of electricity. Power scheduling on V2 transmitters can be set up to automatically reduce the power at this time. Over a year that is a lot of wasted energy and $$$.

Even if you do broadcast 24/7 you may find that during the night your signal may travel further. This means you could afford to turn the power down and still reach the same listenership – it’s definitely worth experimenting.

 

 

The V2 transmitters built-in power scheduling feature allows you to set the power to automatically adjust once a day. This is great if you are not going to be broadcasting at the same time every day.

 

In order to set up the automatic power scheduling to go on once a day, simply follow these eight steps:

1. Go to your transmitter

2. Open the settings

3. Go to RF Settings

4. Select Power Scheduler

5. Make sure the ‘enabled’ option is ‘enabled’

6. Select the transmission power you would like to be scheduled

7. Enter the start time for the power

8. Enter the finish time for the scheduled power

Once you have completed the above steps, your transmitter will be set up to change the power at your chosen time period.

 

For even more versatility, or to change these settings, you can use the remote control app to adjust to power level on the fly whenever you need, from wherever you are. Click here to find out more.

 

ADJUST POWER SCHEDULING SET-UP WITH THE REMOTE CONTROL APP

 

USE SNMP TO CONTROL POWER SCHEDULING

If you want even more control you can set power scheduling to adjust the power up and down throughout the day as may many times as you want using SNMP. Find out more about SNMP.

Want to find out more about our award-winning transmitters?

Check out the product range here.

 

 

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5 Reasons We're Top!

Find out the TOP 5 reasons customers choose a BW Broadcast transmitters over other manufacturers. It might prevent you from making a decision you regret.

 

REASON 1 

Built-in audio processing means you’ll sound great without spending another penny!

Did you know that our V2 transmitters come with our most popular audio processor built-in?

The DSPXmini is a well respected audio processor in it’s own right, and it comes built into our transmitters, as standard, absolutely FREE. Many stations who buy our transmitters, that already have a standalone processor, end up switching to this built-in one because they like the sound quality so much – it really is that good.

Don’t take our word for it, here’s what some stations that already use our equipment had to say: 

Hands down the best transmitter you can get, includes awesome processing features. Intelligent Design and user friendly interface. 

Radio Engineer, USA

Just wanted to let you know the built-in processing is working great! It did give me the extra volume I needed without distortion or clipping! It worked so great..send me another one. The PD on my big country station heard it and is jealous! 

KXKZ & ESPN 97.7 Monroe-Ruston, USA

REASON 2

Quick-change parts reduce maintenance hassle and cost, and you’ll be back on air in super quick time!

Another great thing about our V2 transmitters are the quick-change parts. Repairs like swapping out power supplies can be done in seconds, you don’t need to remove the lid, so you won’t need any tools. Take a look here at how simple it is to do – we think you’ll be impressed.

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If you’ve ever had to change a transistor you’ll know what a tricky task this can be, especially on site. Our transistors can be changed in minutes using just a screwdriver, not soldering iron required phew!! Check out the video, we’re not making it look simple, it really is that simple!

Watch video now

 

REASON 3

A remote control app that will allow you to monitor and control from your smartphone.

If you’ve never tried it out before, this is a perfect opportunity to have a go at our V2 remote control app. Whether you have 1 or 100 transmitters to manage you’ll find this app invaluable. You can do all sorts of cool stuff, change frequency, power output, even switch the presets of the built-in processor. We think it will be the easiest remote control you’ve ever used, it so intuitive it doesn’t need any explanation, have a go and see for yourself.

Try out the app now!

 

REASON 4

A transmitter that has been designed with the overall running costs in mind!

Have you ever based a purchasing decision on the cost of a product? Probably the answer is yes, we all do.  But how often have you looked at the on-going costs? Occasionally… rarely … never?

So the transmitter you are about to buy is nearly $350 cheaper than another manufacturers, great deal you think…

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED THE PRODUCTS EFFICIENCY?

The ever rising energy prices could swallow that $350 very quickly.

HOW ABOUT IT’S RELIABILITY?

An engineer call out, being off air, lost revenue, lost listeners – that $350 saving is not looking so attractive now.

WHAT ABOUT MAINTENANCE COST AND EASE?

How easy and quick is it to get spare parts and repairs, what does the manufacturer charge for those parts and repairs? What’s the service like, can you actually get hold of someone to help you with a problem? These are the costs that we rarely consider until we are faced with the problem, by which time it’s too late to realize we’ve made the wrong choice.

Read this article to find out what you should really be looking out for when buying a transmitter?

 

REASON 5

Reliability and Service is as important to us as our products.

A ‘super cool’ transmitter is a reliable transmitter

Firstly our transmitters are designed to run ‘super cool’. The transistors efficiency, the design of the transmitter, allowing cool air to be channeled, heatsink design and fan reliability all play an essential roll in making our transmitters run ‘super cool’.

Tested to the max so your patience isn’t!

Our transmitters are tested to the max before we are happy to send them to you. Our advanced automated testing system means that we can guarantee all our transmitters are performing perfectly. See it in action

 

 

24/7 Technical Support that will give you peace of mind

We have trained engineers on-call 24/7, so if you have an off-air emergency there will always be someone to assist you. If the problem can’t be fixed over the phone, because our transmitters are modular, we can often send a part that you can swap out in the field, reducing off air time and costs.

Fairly priced spare parts and repair, delivered quickly

Our spare parts prices and repair charges are considerably less than many manufacturers, we believe that once you’ve made an investment in equipment you shouldn’t be ripped off with massive repair bills if something goes wrong.

Equally we will always supply you with updated software which includes adding new features at no extra charge, so you know that your product will be future proofed.

 

 

You can see our award winning transmitters, including the new TX2500 V2 ( 2500 watt version) as well as the new translator range, which include a built-in rebroadcast receiver at BCA (Broadcast Asia), booth number 5C4-01.

 

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A transmitter's real cost?

Have you ever based a purchasing decision on the cost of a product? Probably the answer is yes, we all do.  But how often have you looked at the on-going costs? Occasionally… rarely … never?

So the transmitter you are about to buy is nearly $350 cheaper than another manufacturers, great deal you think…

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED THE PRODUCTS EFFICIENCY? 

The ever rising energy prices could swallow that $350 very quickly. 

HOW ABOUT IT’S RELIABILITY?

An engineer call out, being off air, lost revenue, lost listeners – that $350 saving is not looking so attractive now.

WHAT ABOUT MAINTENANCE COST AND EASE?

How easy and quick is it to get spare parts and repairs, what does the manufacturer charge for those parts and repairs? What’s the service like, can you actually get hold of someone to help you with a problem? These are the costs that we rarely consider until we are faced with the problem, by which time it’s too late to realize we’ve made the wrong choice.

SO WHAT SHOULD YOU REALLY BE LOOKING OUT FOR WHEN YOU ARE BUYING A NEW TRANSMITTER?

TIP 1. CHOOSE A MANUFACTURER THAT INCORPORATES NEW TECHNOLOGIES

A forward thinking manufacturer will be incorporating advances in transmission design technology into their products, thinking outside the box, to deliver features that will meet customer’s demands. By utilizing innovations made in transistors, improving RF amplifier designs, using better RF combining techniques, coupled with improved power supplies has lead to major improvements in power density and the efficiency of the next generation of solid state transmitters.  

Why use MOSFets?

The introduction of Latterly Diffused Metal Oxide Semi-conductors Field Transistors has revolutionized RF amplifier design. These devices are very rugged, leading to greater reliability and reducing maintenance issues. Originally designed to be used in demanding industrial, medical and scientific applications the latest generation have been developed for use in VHF FM RF amplifiers and offer twice the power in half the space. They have higher DC-RF efficiency and thus create less heat. In addition they offer high gain and ample peak power headroom to accommodate the peak power demands of digital waveforms for HD radio. MOSFets are less expensive, more reliable and efficient, they run cooler and have less maintenance issues. We have taken this a step further by incorporating ‘gold-clamp’ technology for mounting these devices in our transmitters. Instead of using lead free solder (an alloy of tin) our transistors are mounted between two thick gold coatings on a fibreglass substrate. This gives our transmitters major advantages over our competitors. It provides a greater surface area between substrate and transistor which greatly increasing the area for  thermal conduction and it reduces electrical resistance between the power amplifier & the transistor. This increases the RF efficiency and reduces the running temperature. It also makes the transistor much easier to replace, the top substrate is simply removed using a standard Phillips screwdriver, the transistor is pulled free, replaced, and the top substrate is screwed back down tightly, there is no soldering and you don’t need to be an expert to do it. It can be done very easily in the field in minutes, saving you time, money and hassle. See how easy it is for yourself!  

TIP 2. LOOK AT THE TRANSMITTERS EFFICIENCY STATISTICS

There is much talk about a transmitter’s efficiency, but what does that actually mean and how is it going to save you money. Well firstly it is important to know what efficiency they are referring too, is it the efficiency of the transistor (RF Efficiency) or the transmitters efficiency (AC to RF efficiency).

Energy Efficiency (AC to RF Efficiency)

In simple terms a transmitter draws power from the utility company and converts in to RF. The AC to RF efficiency measures how successfully it does this. If you are trying to reduce your running costs, the higher this figure is the better. The first tube transmitter designers would be please with a figure between 20-30%. Today our TX2500 V2 is 78% efficient, so you can see things have moved on substantially. If you consider the amount of energy consumed over a transmitters lifetime a couple of % can really make a difference in the running cost and should be given serious consideration when making purchasing decisions. Did you know? The power scheduling feature on V2 transmitters will save $$$ off your electricity bills. This handy little feature that can be accessed via the front panel. It’s called ‘power scheduling’ and this allow you to turn the power down automatically at certain times of the day, so if you don’t transmit during the early hours you can set your transmitter to power down, so you’re not wasting electricity.

RF Efficiency

RF efficiency measures the efficiency of the transistor. This also has an impact on power consumption, but a lot less than RF to AC efficiency. The main disadvantage of having inefficient RF is heat , If a transistor is running at less than 100% efficiency, any power which is lost will be dissipated as heat. While no transistor can run at 100% efficiency, in high power applications a small drop can cause large amounts of heat to be dissipated. If this is heat is not properly carried away using heat sinks and fans it can greatly reduce the operating life of the transistor or in worse case scenarios cause the component to fail.

How does this effect operating temperatures?

LDMOS-FET transistors are more efficient by design, but how airflow is channeled, the style of heatsink and the reliability of the fans play a massive part in ensuring the transmitter stays as cool as possible, giving trouble-free operation. This image shows our TX600 V2 . The output is produced from two gold metallized STAC2942B N-channel MOSFETS , These are gold clamped into a custom double pallet and fixed directly to a single 300mm long aluminum heatsink. Air is drawn through the heat sink (front to back) via a rear panel mounted 24V fan which has a maximum airflow of 80CFM. Two power supplies provide the PA drive and have independent integrated cooling.

Why is airflow design so important?

The image below shows an internal shot of the transmitter after 10 minutes running with the lid attached. You can clearly see the warmer areas around the two transistors in the bottom center of the picture. Reading from the temperature bar to the left, we can see the running temperature is around 52˚C.   This second image shows the transmitter after running for a full hour. At this time the transmitter will have reached full thermal equilibrium & we can assume that it will get no hotter if the ambient temperature is stable. We can see the temperatures are much the same. The maximum junction operating temperature for the transistor is 200˚C, therefore we see this transmitter has very good thermal design. This is a thermal image of the transmitter when the ambient temperature is raised to 30˚C.We can see that the temperature has only risen by 9˚C, the same as the rise in the ambient temperature. This is testament to the advanced cooling system in the TX600V2.     This image shows what happens when the lid is removed, rather than getting cooler, the transmitter gets hotter. The airflow is no longer channeled through the vents, under the heat sinks and out via the fans, the warm air is not being carried away effectively. The transmitter still copes well, with a temperature rise of 15˚C this is mainly due to the highly efficient LDMOS-FET transistors, but you can see how important our innovative heatsink and airflow design are to keeping the transmitter cool.   What can we conclude from this? A transmitter with good thermal design, such as the V2 range, will maintain its temperature over prolonged use. Increases in the ambient temperature will only cause proportional increases in the running temperature of the transmitter, which will make the transmitter less likely to suffer with maintenance issues.

Never forget – a cool transmitter is a reliable transmitter!

TIP 3. FIND OUT HOW EASY THE TRANSMITTER IS GOING TO BE TO MAINTAIN?

Even if you have done all your research and looked at reliability, there is bound to be a point in the future that it will require some kind of maintenance, or a part that needs changing. You need to be sure this can be done as cheaply and quickly as possible. This should really be a major consideration for buyers as these are often unforeseen cost that can make or break the success of your station. How easy it will be to speak to someone when you have a technical problem, how quickly can you get new parts, how easy are they to changeSo when designing our transmitter we looked at the component that would cause the most problems when they fail, transistors and power supplies, as we discussed early both these parts can be changed really quickly in the field using no or basic tools without training, this will reduce the amount of time you could be off air and definitely the amount off stress on the engineer who has to make these repairs, fiddly soldering on site in a cramped and hot transmitter site are a thing of the past.

Quick change parts. 

As well as the quick change gold clamp transistors the V2 range of transmitters use slide-in power supplies.  Previously a typical transmitter would use a large transformer with a rectifier stack and filtering. These are big and bulky and prone to maintenance issues. Nowadays we use switch mode power supplies , which are closely controlled by the microprocessor. They are smaller, lighter, highly efficient and can be used at a wide range of voltages. This is why even our 1.5kW is only 2U and weighs only 13.4 kg. The slide-in power supplies are a unique feature of our V2 transmitters. Mounted in bays in the back of the transmitter, they simply slide in and out to be changed. It takes seconds to do, you don’t need and tools and you don’t need to be a trained engineer to do it. On some models there are 2 power supplies, this allow you to swap power supplies with out needing to power down the transmitter. This is also useful if you have a problem with a transmitter, as it means you will continue transmitting using the power the supply that is working. See just how quickly they can be changed here!

Monitoring and controlling your equipment the easy way!

The ease in which you can monitor and control your transmitter will allow you to solve problems before they become an issue. V2 transmitters offer just about as many monitor and control options as you could ever need. There are intelligent email alarms; SNMP, UDP and local SD card logging keep you updated with how the transmitter is doing.  If you want to need to make any changes, you can do this remotely using our Remote Control App.  It can be used on any device (including i-phones) and it allows you to access and control your transmitter(s) wherever you are. You’ll be on top of any problem before it even happens. Web Remote User Interface has probably become the most popular way to control the V2 transmitter, receiving some great feedback from engineers on how easy it is to set-up and use. It gives you instant access to your transmitter with the ability to change a range of settings from wherever you are. So if you’re out and about and you get a phone call with an urgent request to check on something or make a setting change you can now do it immediately. See how intuitive the V2 web remote is to use – we think you’ll be impressed! You can read more about the different ways you can monitor V2 transmitters here     So to recap, what things you should you make sure you know before buying a transmitter…

How efficient is this transmitter?

  • RF to AC will let you know how much is going to cost in electricity. Also check to see if it has any special features that cut down on energy consumption.
  • RF efficiency will let you know how efficient the design / transistors are. The less efficient the more energy you will need to put in to get the same power out, but more importantly the more heat that will be created.

How reliable is this transmitter?

  • Look at the design, how much consideration have been taken in the design to operating temperature?

How easy is this transmitter to monitor and maintain?

  • How will you know that there is a problem with your transmitter?
  • Does it have a good system of triggers and alarms?
  • If you need to make vital changes to settings how easy is this to do?
  • If something goes wrong what kind of support does the manufacturer have?
  • Can you get hold of parts easily? What are the costs?
  • Can any of them be changed in the field?

For more information about our V2 Transmitter Range including full specifications click here or if you have a specific question please contact us sales@bwbroadcast.com 

Need help selecting your next transmitter? Take a look at our comparison table below:

Transmitters comparison table

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NEW | Modulation Monitor

ModMon encore FM & MPX MODULATION MONITOR Reference grade RF ( FM ) and baseband (MPX) analysis taken to a new level. There are Modulation monitors, there are MPX decoders, there are metering devices, there are test sets – but never all in one package – before now. The ultimate modulation monitor.

 

 

The ModMon encore combines the technology from our award winning receivers and combines it with our lab reference grade audio processing technology to bring you a single box capable of analysing both FM and baseband signals. If you are doing anything with an FM or MPX signal – this box is what you need.

Why you’ll never regret choosing the ModMon encore.

FM, MPX & RDS Decoding, metering & analysis make this product the swiss army knife of RF and audio modulation monitoring.

Monitor two FM frequencies and / or two MPX inputs simultaneously – with one button analysis comparison of you and your competition, or two audio processors.

‘Always on’ front panel high resolution LED meters offer full confidence metering of the FM and composite signals, easily switchable between dual tuners and dual MPX inputs.

HTML5, FTP, Telnet, SNMP & RS232 Remote Control with IP streaming allows you to monitor and control your processor from anywhere in the world. Even listen in over an IP connection. A flexible and versatile action and alerts system brings together back panel GPIO at digital and analogue levels of your choosing, integrating it with an easy to set up ‘do this when’ and ‘do this now’ set of actions.

 

Stylish and easy to use – you’ll be an expert in minutes!

The Encore Range of products are incredibly stylish, they have dual OLED screens and a rotary lighting ring, making them intuitive and fun to use. The menu structures are clean and simple, making navigation easy. All the info you need is at your fingertips, you want need to go hunting around to find that illusive feature you want to use.

 

10 years ‘peace of mind’ warranty

As you have come to expect from BW Broadcast, these products are designed for unsurpassed reliability and trouble-free operation in the world’s most challenging installations. Backed up by our outstanding 24/7 Technical Support, with a 10 year warranty and free software upgrades for life you can have the peace of mind that you are buying a peace of quality broadcasting equipment that will stand the test of time.

 

Other products in the Encore Range include:

  • DSPXmini Encore,  FM / AM / HD Audio Processor
  • DSPXtra Encore,  FM / AM / HD Audio Processor
  • Plan B Encore, Silence Monitor & Back-up Audio Player
  • RDS Encore, RDS Encoder
  • IPCA Encore, Audio over IP Codec
  • Ariane Encore, Audio Leveler
  • RBRX Encore, FM Re-broadcast Receiver
  • ModMon Encore, Modulation Monitor

You can see all these products demonstrated LIVE at the following events:

NAB 2016 | Las Vegas 16 – 21 April

BCA 2016 | Singapore 21 May – 3 June

IBC 2016 | Amsterdam 8-13 Sept

 

Need more info on any of our products? Please contact us here

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NEW | MPX Codec

Reference grade composite stereo encoding & decoding, with metering and analysis.

There are stereo encoders… there are peak limiters… there are RDS encoders… there are decoders… there are metering devices… there are test sets – but never before in one package… until NOW!

 

 

The DSPmpX encore follows on from the original reference grade stereo encoder, the DSPmpX, by adding decoding capabilities, RDS generation and a completely hot as hell front panel that displays an analysis of what is going on. If you are doing anything with an MPX signal – this box is what you need.

Why you’ll never regret choosing the DSPmpX encore.

MPX & RDS Encoding, Decoding, metering & analysis make this product the swiss army knife of composite stereo FM products.

One button configuration switching between encoding and decoding analysis makes this box incredibly flexible and powerful.

‘Always on’ front panel high resolution LED meters offer full confidence metering of the composite signal and it’s components.

Stereo ( MPX ) generation & peak limiting with advanced anti-aliased protection distortion control or peaks and bandwidth.

RDS encoder (UECP compliant) broadcasts your station ID, song and title and much more. Built in as standard!

Plan B Silence Detection and Source Switching automatically reverts to auxiliary audio sources or on-board flash memory, keeping your broadcast on air.

HTML5, FTP, Telnet, SNMP & RS232 Remote Control with IP streaming allows you to monitor and control your processor from anywhere in the world. Even listen in over an IP connection.

A flexible and versatile action and alerts system brings together back panel GPIO at digital and analogue levels of your choosing, integrating it with an easy to set up ‘do this when’ and ‘do this now’ set of actions.

 

Stylish and easy to use – you’ll be an expert in minutes!

The Encore Range of products are incredibly stylish, they have dual OLED screens and a rotary lighting ring, making them intuitive and fun to use. The menu structures are clean and simple, making navigation easy. All the info you need is at your fingertips, you want need to go hunting around to find that illusive feature you want to use.

 

10 year ‘peace of mind’ warranty

As you have come to expect from BW Broadcast, these products are designed for unsurpassed reliability and trouble-free operation in the world’s most challenging installations. Backed up by our outstanding 24/7 Technical Support, with a 10 year warranty and free software upgrades for life you can have the peace of mind that you are buying a peace of quality broadcasting equipment that will stand the test of time.

Other products in the Encore Range include:

  • DSPXmini Encore,  FM / AM / HD Audio Processor
  • DSPXtra Encore,  FM / AM / HD Audio Processor
  • Plan B Encore, Silence Monitor & Back-up Audio Player
  • RDS Encore, RDS Encoder
  • IPCA Encore, Audio over IP Codec
  • Ariane Encore, Audio Leveler
  • RBRX Encore, FM Re-broadcast Receiver
  • ModMon Encore, Modulation Monitor

You can see all these products demonstrated LIVE at the following events:

NAB 2016 | Las Vegas 16 – 21 April

BCA 2016 | Singapore 21 May – 3 June

IBC 2016 | Amsterdam 8-13 Sept

Need more info on any of our products? Please contact us here

 

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Come see us at NAB

BW Broadcast will be exhibiting at NAB, between 16th – 21st April 2016, at the Las Vegas Convention Centre.  North Hall, Booth N2838

Don’t miss this event - register here for FREE

And don’t forget to join us on our booth on the Tuesday at 4pm for a free drink! 

NEW FOR NAB 2016

Reference grade composite stereo encoding & decoding, with metering and analysis.

There are stereo encoders… there are peak limiters… there are RDS encoders… there are decoders… there are metering devices… there are test sets - but never before in one package… until NOW!

 

 

The DSPmpX encore follows on from the original reference grade stereo encoder, the DSPmpX, by adding decoding capabilities, RDS generation and a completely hot as hell front panel that displays an analysis of what is going on. If you are doing anything with an MPX signal – this box is what you need.

Why you’ll never regret choosing the DSPmpX encore.

MPX & RDS Encoding, Decoding, metering & analysis make this product the swiss army knife of composite stereo FM products.

One button configuration switching between encoding and decoding analysis makes this box incredibly flexible and powerful.

‘Always on’ front panel high resolution LED meters offer full confidence metering of the composite signal and it’s components.

Stereo ( MPX ) generation & peak limiting with advanced anti-aliased protection distortion control or peaks and bandwidth.

RDS encoder (UECP compliant) broadcasts your station ID, song and title and much more. Built in as standard!

Plan B Silence Detection and Source Switching automatically reverts to auxiliary audio sources or on-board flash memory, keeping your broadcast on air.

HTML5, FTP, Telnet, SNMP & RS232 Remote Control with IP streaming allows you to monitor and control your processor from anywhere in the world. Even listen in over an IP connection.

A flexible and versatile action and alerts system brings together back panel GPIO at digital and analogue levels of your choosing, integrating it with an easy to set up ‘do this when’ and ‘do this now’ set of actions.

 

NEW FOR NAB 2016

ModMon encore FM & MPX MODULATION MONITOR Reference grade RF ( FM ) and baseband (MPX) analysis taken to a new level. There are Modulation monitors, there are MPX decoders, there are metering devices, there are test sets – but never all in one package – before now. The ultimate modulation monitor.

 

 

The ModMon encore combines the technology from our award winning receivers and combines it with our lab reference grade audio processing technology to bring you a single box capable of analysing both FM and baseband signals. If you are doing anything with an FM or MPX signal – this box is what you need.

Why you’ll never regret choosing the ModMon encore.

FM, MPX & RDS Decoding, metering & analysis make this product the swiss army knife of RF and audio modulation monitoring.

Monitor two FM frequencies and / or two MPX inputs simultaneously - with one button analysis comparison of you and your competition, or two audio processors.

‘Always on’ front panel high resolution LED meters offer full confidence metering of the FM and composite signals, easily switchable between dual tuners and dual MPX inputs.

Stereo ( MPX ) generation & peak limiting with advanced anti-aliased protection distortion control or peaks and bandwidth.

RDS encoder (UECP compliant) broadcasts your station ID, song and title and much more. Built in as standard!

Plan B Silence Detection and Source Switching automatically reverts to auxiliary audio sources or on-board flash memory, keeping your broadcast on air.

HTML5, FTP, Telnet, SNMP & RS232 Remote Control with IP streaming allows you to monitor and control your processor from anywhere in the world. Even listen in over an IP connection. A flexible and versatile action and alerts system brings together back panel GPIO at digital and analogue levels of your choosing, integrating it with an easy to set up ‘do this when’ and ‘do this now’ set of actions.

 

Stylish and easy to use – you’ll be an expert in minutes!

The Encore Range of products are incredibly stylish, they have dual OLED screens and a rotary lighting ring, making them intuitive and fun to use. The menu structures are clean and simple, making navigation easy. All the info you need is at your fingertips, you want need to go hunting around to find that illusive feature you want to use.

 

10 years ‘peace of mind’ warranty

As you have come to expect from BW Broadcast, these products are designed for unsurpassed reliability and trouble-free operation in the world’s most challenging installations. Backed up by our outstanding 24/7 Technical Support, with a 10 year warranty and free software upgrades for life you can have the peace of mind that you are buying a peace of quality broadcasting equipment that will stand the test of time.

 

Other products in the Encore Range include:

  • DSPXmini Encore,  FM / AM / HD Audio Processor
  • DSPXtra Encore,  FM / AM / HD Audio Processor
  • Plan B Encore, Silence Monitor & Back-up Audio Player
  • RDS Encore, RDS Encoder
  • IPCA Encore, Audio over IP Codec
  • Ariane Encore, Audio Leveler
  • RBRX Encore, FM Re-broadcast Receiver
  • ModMon Encore, Modulation Monitor

Can’t make it to NAB? You can see all these products demonstrated LIVE at the following events:

BCA 2016 | Singapore 21 May – 3 June

IBC 2016 | Amsterdam 8-13 Sept

 

Need more info on any of our products or want to book a demo slot at NAB? Please contact us here

 

 

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Demand for TR's rocket!

Family Life Network buy 6 of our NEW ‘Single-box’ FM Translator solution.

Since combining the technology of our award winning RBRX1 Re-broadcast Receiver and the V2 transmitter, our translators’ have really caught the eye of community broadcasters and smaller networks. The need for the traditional 2 box set up is no longer required. This product instantly saves $$$, is faster and easier to set up, cheaper to maintain and eliminates compatibility problems.

A perfect example of how this cutting edge product can help minimize the stress and complications related to the set up and maintenance of a smaller network, was stated by John Coulter – CE from Family Life in Bath NY.

“We currently have six BW Broadcast TR units in service throughout the Family Life Network. They are easy to set up and can go from box to broadcasting in ten minutes. The remote functionality works well also whether you’re using a computer or a handheld device over the internet. The built in receiver in the translator unit rivals a competitors unit but is 2/3’s the cost. The adjustable bandwidth is very useful at RF congested tower sites”
John Coulter – CE from Family Life in Bath NY

The demand continues… Great Plains Christian Radio order translators too!

We are seeing continuing demand for these unique translators for LPFM, especially in the Religious Broadcast sector.  After trying out the TR300 V2 FM Translator Great Plains Christian Radio have just ordered 10 units for their stations.

Combining the technology of two of our award winning products, the RBRX1 Re-broadcast Receiver and the V2 transmitter, to offer the only single box translator solution on the market. The TR600 V2 is perfect for use with a 250w translator license with mixed polarization.

Click here to find out more info on this revolutionary new product.

Come and see the translator in action at our next event:

NRB, Nashville TN, 23 – 26 Feb, CABSAT, Dubai, 8-10 March, NAB, Las Vegas, 16-21 April

 

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NRB 2016

As an LPFM station it is easy to be daunted by the overwhelming number of products available. As a smaller broadcaster, usually on a tight budget, making the wrong decision could mean your station fails. NRB is the perfect show to gain essential product knowledge that will ensure you make the right choices. 

SCMS Inc, (our US master distributor) will be demonstrating our:

SCMS have more experience setting up LPFM stations than any other US company, and over the years have formulated what makes a successful station. The highly experienced sales team know this market and the products inside out, and will be available at NRB to offer free in-person advice on starting and operating a LPFM station.

 

Come and see the NEW Translator at NRB. 

The TR300 V2 and TR600 V2 FM Translators are set to revolutionize the LPFM market, a ‘single box’ solution that pulls in even the weakest signals and re-broadcast with amazing clarity. it’s the only single-box translator on the market, saving you $$$ on a traditional transmitter + receiver solution. it is also faster and easier to set-up, cheaper to maintain and eliminates compatibility problems. 300 and 600 watt versions available. 

The TR600 V2 is perfect for use with a 250w translator license with mixed polarization.

 

It comes with all the same features as our V2 Transmitters

  • Built-in audio processing helps your station to stand out from the crowd while saving you $$$ on the need for a separate audio processor
  • Quick change parts makes previous maintenance issues a breeze to solve and keeps you on air.
  • Remote control app that’s so intuitive to use, wether you have 1 or 100 transmitters to manage you will be in complete control.

Visit Proclaim 16, the NRB International Christian Media Convention Nashville, TN between 23rd and 26th February 2016 on Booth 716 in the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Centre.

 

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Salon de Radio 2016

BW Broadcast will be exhibiting at the Salon de la Radio Show. We will be joining our French Distributor PHF COM at the Grande Halle de la Villette, Charlie Parker, Paris. The show is being held between 31st January and 2nd February and we will be on Stand A3. 

In 3 days you will be immersed in a show full of new techniques and technologies in image and sound and all the equipment and services dedicated to radio stations.

The Salon de la Radio show offers trade visitors over 40 workshops, 10 conferences and debates and an Exhibition hall on all aspects of radio and its peripherals. It is a chance to meet with equipment managers, companies, consultants, service providers, distributors and any products or services in the areas of the radio industry.

At the show we will have our wide range of products on show including the fully featured V2 FM Transmitter, our new ‘single-box’ FM Translator, and the RBRX encore re-broadcast receiver.

So whether you are looking for that perfect FM Transmitter, you need a great quality Audio Processor to make your station sound great or you want to install an RDS Encoder to generate revenue, we have it all no matter what your budget!

Stop by and see us on Stand A3, to see what we can do to help you.

Registration is free to all professionals – so register for the event today.

You will be able to try out the TR300 V2 ‘single-box’ FM Translator as well as our ‘award winning’ V2 Transmitters including the 2.5 kW FM transmitter.

TR300 V2, ‘Single Box’ FM Translator

The TR300 V2 is set to revolutionize the translator market, a ‘single box’ solution that pulls in even the weakest signals and re-broadcast with amazing clarity. It’s the only single-box translator on the market, saving you $$$ on a traditional transmitter + receiver solution. It is also faster and easier to set-up, cheaper to maintain and eliminates compatibility problems.

Comes with all the features of our V2 transmitter range

  • Built-in DSP tuner gives unprecedented RF and audio performance, strong signal handling and unrivaled sensitivity, as well as access to typically hidden RF and audio settings.
  • Quick change parts makes previous maintenance issues a breeze to solve and keeps you on air.
  • Remote control app that’s so intuitive to use, wether you have 1 or 100 transmitters to manage you will be in complete control.

RBRX encoreFM re-broadcast receiver

The undisputed King of re-broadcasting. Diversity, low distortion, stereo noise reduction…….it goes on and on. 

 

Whether you are setting up a new installation or looking to improve an existing, make sure you choose a re-broadcast receiver that can pull in weak signals and re-broadcast with clarity, even at difficult sites with challenging conditions.

This premium re-broadcast receiver has two tuner cards as standard and a whole host of new industry first features. It includes dual tuner diversity blending, using advanced polarisation multi-path cancelling techniques. There’s still the multi-band L-R adaptive stereo noise reduction pioneered by the RBRX1.

Why you’ll never regret choosing the RBRX encore…….

  • Dual FM Tuners, stereo regeneration, stereo noise reduction and much more make this product the Swiss army knife of FM re-broadcast applications.
  • On channel polarisation diversity multi-path reduction improve reception performance like never before.
  • Peak limiting and RDS PI code checking ensure your broadcast is peak limited, bandwidth compliant, and translators are free from hijacking
  • Stereo (MPX) generation & peak limiting with advanced anti-aliased protection distortion control or peaks and bandwidth.
  • RDS Encoder (UECP compliant) broadcasts your station ID, song , title and much, much more. Built in as standard!
  • Plan B Silence Detection and Sourcing switching automatically reverts to auxiliary audio sources or on board flash memory, keeping your broadcasts on air.
  • HTML5, FTP, Telnet, SNMP & RS232 Remote Control with IP streaming allows you to monitor and control your processor from anywhere in the world. Even listen in over an IP connection.
  • A flexible and versatile action and alert system brings together back panel GPIO and digital analogue levels of your choosing, integrating it with and easy to set up “do this when” and “do this now” set of actions.

The Encore Range of products are incredibly stylish, they have dual OLED screens and a rotary lighting ring, making them intuitive and fun to use. The menu structures are clean and simple, making navigation easy. All the info you need is at your fingertips, you want need to go hunting around to find that illusive feature you want to use.

As you have come to expect from BW Broadcast, these products are designed for unsurpassed reliability and trouble-free operation in the world’s most challenging installations. Backed up by our outstanding 24/7 Technical Support, with a 10 year warranty and free software upgrades for life you can have the peace of mind that you are buying a peace of quality broadcasting equipment that will stand the test of time.

Need more info on any of our products? Please contact us here

 

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