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Ta                               k                            wh e a l                               at’ oo               ...
CONTENTSFM Transmitters                 APTUS                            FM Power Amplifiers                DSP FM Receive...
Leading the way...    Innovative - Reliable - Affordable   We do what we do, to help you get the most out of your radio st...
Thousands of our transmitters are operating                                                                               ...
Don’t hold    the mayo!                 Our ‘All in One’ FM                 transmitter solution                 with ever...
Helping you increase                                                                                                      ...
“We noticed the most    dramatic improvement    in the audio quality”    Pilgrim Radio, USA      Our class leading        ...
Static and dynamic     Radio Data System     encoders designed     to suit every budget.     RDS1... Simple to use rack-mo...
Find your local distributor                                   www.bwbroadcast.com/dealers13                               ...
Our processors give you the upper hand.                                               Audio processors                    ...
Compare our processors                                                                                                    ...
STL’s are not what they used to be!     RDS, DSP stereo regeneration, audio back-up     and high end audio quality...     ...
Connect everywhere.     Point to point audio     delivery over IP.     Maximum quality     and minimum delay.     Using la...
Firstly...     WE NEED YOU!     We are committed to continually improving our products     and there is nothing more valua...
BW Broadcast Ltd         Unit 27, IO Centre         57 Croydon Road      Croydon CR04WQ UK   Tel: +44 (0)208 2530290   Fax...
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BW Broadcast 2011

  1. 1. Ta k wh e a l at’ oo sn ka ew tSMART GEAR, PRICED RIGHT.www.bwbroadcast.com
  2. 2. CONTENTSFM Transmitters APTUS FM Power Amplifiers DSP FM Receivers RDS Encoders Audio Processors & Studio to Transmitter Audio Over IP Codecs FM Transmitters Stereo Encoders RF LinksA great range of FM Our FM Transmitter A simple and Our class leading Static & dynamic A model for every Bullet-proof RF Point to pointTransmitters from solution with every- efficient way of receivers set new RDS encoders budget, whether for stereo audio links audio delivery over1-1500 watts. thing as standard. boosting your heights for reception designed to suit FM, AM or digital with next generation IP. Maximum quality, coverage area. & re-broadcast. every budget. radio. DSP technology. minimum delay.Thousands of our transmitters The Aptus range will change Increase your power the easy Award winning performance If you just need your station Now any station can stand out Get your audio to the top of the Designed from the ground upare operating trouble-free in the way you think about FM way with a BW Broadcast and features for the most name on the air or RT+ content on the dial, thanks to 8 mountain with a minimum of to deliver super low latencythe world’s most familiar and Transmission. With everything power amplifier. Increasing critical applications. No other tagging and automation processors in three ranges. fuss and with the best possible without comprimising audiodemanding locations. included Aptus is saving time, your listenership has never been receiver has this much control. system control we have an Our processors will give you audio quality. quality, the IPCA also has MPX rack space and money so simple. encoder for you. the sound you need to be out and Plan B silence worldwide. number one in your area. detection.1-1000watts 1-1000watts 1-1000watts 1-1000watts 3 5 7 9 11 15 19 21
  3. 3. Leading the way... Innovative - Reliable - Affordable We do what we do, to help you get the most out of your radio station, and we do that by following one simple statement - Smart Gear, Priced Right. The above statement helps create an ethos on how we conduct our day to day activities. That ethos is to be creative, and produce innovative and ground breaking products that influence the industry, and strive to continue to push the boundaries of what you can achieve with your radio station. All this whilst keeping the products within your budget, while delivering a level of service and support which surpasses all others. We don’t stop at satisfied, we want ecstatic. BW Broadcast was established over a decade ago. Directors Scott Incz and Roger Howe employed their electronic and industry experience to create a range of products to set new standards for quality, service and value. BW Broadcast has quickly become the industry standard brand for LPFM, local and community radio stations as well as national broadcasters, military applications and emergency transmission equipment. BW Broadcast has built a reputation on delivering exceptional reliability so you have one less thing to worry about. This exceptional quality is offered at a price you may not believe. BW Broadcast is no stranger to industry firsts and awards, having won the Radio Magazine ‘Pick Hit’ award for the Ariane Sequel in 2005. In 2010, BW Broadcast won the prestigious Radio World ‘Cool Stuff’ award for the RBRX1 FM DSP Re-broadcast receiver. These awards recognise our commitment to innovation and producing solutions that help you and your station stand out from the crowd. Now on the air around the world, BW Broadcast is an internationally recognised brand, used from major stations in New York to community stations in South Sudan – flawlessly helping your station jump out on the dial, boost listenership and eradicate down time. OUR CUSTOMERS The world’s top radio stations aren’t the only people who use BW Broadcast products. Numerous drive in movie theatres and sports stadiums employ our technology as have the recent Soccer and Rugby world cups and the Olympics. Performance and reliability underpin our product lines, and that’s why major automobile manufacturers use BW Broadcast technology to facilitate high performance testing on their in-car entertainment development and production lines. Our engineering department routinely works on custom and ‘special’ transmission projects for non-profits, charities, governmental and military organisations. There’s a chance you’ll have experienced BW Broadcast technology without knowing it. OEM manufacturers often utilise BW Broadcast’s expertise and regularly contract us to design custom modules for use in their own products. Take a look inside many a broadcast manufacturer’s product and you may well find a BW Broadcast designed module. Want to find out what we are up to now? Check out our website at www.bwbroadcast.com, or why not follow us on Twiiter, Facebook or have a look at our Youtube channel. smart gear, priced right.1 2
  4. 4. Thousands of our transmitters are operating trouble-free in the world’s most familiar and demanding locations. A great range of FM Transmitters from 1-1500 watts TX1 & TX5 Low power transmitters which are ideal for campus broadcasting, drive in theatres, houses of worship and cable modulators. TX25 & TX50 Feature packed FM stereo transmitters which are great for stand-alone low power FM broadcasting or for driving high power amplifiers. TX150 & TX300 2RU transmitters outputting up to 300 watts of RF power. They are extremely power efficient and lightweight in design. Perfect for your LPFM station. TX600, TX1000 & TX1500 2RU high power transmitters utilizing BW Broadcast’s unique gold clamp transistor technology for unrivalled reliability and ease of servicing. The slide in power supply on the TX1000 & TX1500 take ease of maintenance to a new level. All our transmitters feature; Analogue and digtial inputs, multiband DSP audio processing, high performance stereo encoders, ultra low distortion modulators, universal power input, RS232 remote control, fault alarms and secure frequency & power settings.3 4
  5. 5. Don’t hold the mayo! Our ‘All in One’ FM transmitter solution with everything as standard! The Aptus range will change the way you think about low power FM. Our Aptus range of transmitters is the result of over 10 years of research and development, across all of our products, combined into one powerful solution for low power broadcasters. Borrowed from the DSPX range, advanced multiband DSP audio processing will give your station amazing sound quality and make you stand out on the dial. There’s no need to worry about dead air again, built in backup audio, silence detection and source switching mean the Aptus is ready and waiting to avert any disaster. Being an intelligent transmitter, the Aptus gives you one less thing to worry about. Its sophisticated alarms, notifications, comprehensive metering and analysis functions let you to get on the air and forget about it, knowing that it will let you know if something is wrong. This includes a built in IP audio decoder which uses the latest generation IP and audio coding technologies to deliver audio straight to your transmitter. You will also save time and rack space and gain control thanks to the integrated RDS encoder. The Aptus range is VRP enabled, allowing you to control and manage all of your BW Broadcast Products from one place. Set to change the way broadcasters think about low power transmitters, we have crammed absolutely everything we could into the Aptus range. All of our combined knowledge in one box has made this a very exciting project! David Furey, R&D Manager, BW Broadcast5 6
  6. 6. Helping you increase your listenership. A simple and efficient way of boosting your coverage area. The PA150-PA300 is an effective way of increasing your audience. A compact 2U design that weighs less than 5kg. Control and monitoring is done via the front panel. It has RS232 remote control, alarms and external RF muting. The power amplifier typically runs at 80% efficiency for ultra-cool long term reliability. The PA600 will take you up to the next level. Offers all the features of the PA300, like active and passive VSWR protection, simple modular PSU interface allowing for easy maintenance and a high quality dual fan cooling system. In addition the PA600 includes a unique ‘gold clamp’ transistor clamping design for ease of servicing of vulnerable components. The PA1000 & PA1500, now you are getting serious. A compact 2U design, still only weighing 15kg. The PA1000 & PA1500 share the features and facilities of its younger brother the PA600, including gold clamp transistor clamping but with the addition of a slide in power supply for ultimate maintenance peace of mind.7 8
  7. 7. “We noticed the most dramatic improvement in the audio quality” Pilgrim Radio, USA Our class leading DSP tuners set new heights for FM reception. The RX1 and RBRX1 applies BW Broadcast’s RF and audio DSP technology know-how to this award winning range of products to achieve unprecedented RF and audio performance, as well as access to typically hidden RF and audio settings. This allows optimization of the listening experience, whether used for monitoring radio stations to adjust processing, evaluating the competition, rebroadcasting or pure pleasure. Adjustments are provided for over 50 parameters, including audio and IF bandwidths, de-emphasis and blending for stereo, HF and ultrasonic noise. Control of blending levels and attack & release times is also possible. All adjustments, plus factory presets and user stored settings, can be accessed from the front panel or via Ethernet and serial connections. For re-transmission applications, the RBRX1 adds a DSP enhanced MPX output that reconstructs a clean peak-level and bandwidth limited waveform, eliminating worries about studio-transmitter link overshoots. RDS PI code checking prevents translators and repeaters from being hijacked or jammed, keeping your frequency safe from unwanted visitors. Plan-B silence detection technology automatically switches to either of the analogue and AES/EBU digital inputs, or to the built-in flash memory to keep broadcasting in the event of reception being lost, eradicating dead air. l ing ro n) ) nt x2 tio ut nd s et co ut tp en s le s( ut ck l) inp ou ts /b ro e ev tp ut g so pu ot nt hin tp ou U g) EBU pr ing m g) in ne co EB ing ou ing itc l re ss) ue ed hin ue S/ hin S/ ho er ak od ce sw PX l lo AE itc AE ria og m filt itc log bl dp pe g nc M m r fa na na se et e al o hin R itc s, sw XLR sw a ea es m r ja di XL l s set ed -e an ith le an te ig d pr /ti au lH s re an rs l in (w (fo d d ro nc ne re ed d ay ilu ed w lle lle ne (fo d nt F& pa p tro r) la n g an k d an nc ro l fa tro l fa nc re co se er pa tio re ba kin g on fR nt ilu ck us la ow na n es oc na ala hin ing ra ing e ec un co ig co nt lo lc ba ot ne ba nd od cl br itc fro rs Rb od od ch ne tro NC m RC rs C ge m e LR k( ith a sw nc (fo R ec re of l tim pa h on (fo t XL de w ory tX tB tS or tS inc re ig o Se P Sd ll C tw co bi bi bi nt bi di bi M ct PX a 4 RD Fro Au Ne Re RD SN 24 24 Fu 24 Fa 24 24 1/ M PI RBRX1 - - - - - RX1 - - - - - - - - - - -9 10
  8. 8. Static and dynamic Radio Data System encoders designed to suit every budget. RDS1... Simple to use rack-mount unit for radio stations who wish to broadcast basic ‘station name’ information to their listeners using the Radio Data System. Unlike most RDS encoders no PC is required for set up. RDS2+... Supports the majority of RDS protocols. It has a real-time clock and memory to support 8000 characters of text. Programming is simple with the supplied windows application which can be used directly or remotely. After initial programming no PC is required. RDS3... A dynamic RDS encoder with powerful interfacing features. It supports all RDS protocols including ODAs such as RT+ and Engage your listeners... can effortlessly be connected to your radio automation software to display track information. It has an embedded web server, so can be remotely configured using a standard web browser. It also allows you to broadcast scrolling text which can be customized through the intergrated web server and an embedded scheduler allows you to display messages based on time and date. The RDS 3 can either be used in loop through mode in your broadcast chain or can operate as a standalone unit. From simple song titles to comprehensive data. ce ce N) r fa r fa ce O F) te (E te S) ) fa (A l in TY ) (M l in TA ks er (P lit tro or t( int ro ng cy re I) w en ty on nt (P l tti et en tro g ivi en co m rc se hin rn er N ct /g on ce qu PS se tifi n ne h he itc T) io lc ) ec un T) fre ow pe en S (TP (C e on ot at w RD (R m ne no g pe id ty )s ive br ic e kc na ed g lin xt pa ic im an pl TA m /s fla m eb te at du m nc or ap n ra kt ra F( nt rn ic ffic ffic io na o w he tw ha og og oc M di us Fro te at PC PC Dy Ne Tra Tra Sc Ra DT En M Pr Pr Al St Cl RDS1 - - - - - - - - - - - - RDS2+ - - - - RDS3 - -11 12
  9. 9. Find your local distributor www.bwbroadcast.com/dealers13 14
  10. 10. Our processors give you the upper hand. Audio processors for FM, AM and digital radio broadcasting. FM Broadcasting. You want your radio station to sound great...right? So do we! With 5 FM supported models in our range, you’ll exceed your aspirations of sounding great without blowing your budget. Used around the world by radio stations to ‘crush the competition’. HD Broadcasting. Our range includes 4 HD audio processors. Used on more DAB services in the UK than any other. They optimise your audio for digital radio transmission whether for an internet stream or HD-IBOC-DRM-DAB broadcast. AM Broadcasting. The best sounding AM stations in the world use a BW Broadcast variable bandwidth AM audio processor. Parallel processing paths also enable you to feed a 20KHz bandwidth signal to a web stream or a HD service. Our Processor Range includes: DSPmpX. A final clipper and high specification stereo generator. It features an oversampled audio clipper, 15kHz filtering as well as a pilot and RDS/SCA protected composite clipper. DSPXmini. (Supports FM, HD and AM processing) One of the most cost effective FM audio processors on the planet. You will not believe how much sound you get for your money! DSPX. (Supports FM, HD and AM processing) This is the UK’s most popular audio processor. It is packed with features and with 1GHz of processing under the lid you know you are going to sound great! DSPXtra. (Supports FM and HD processing) The DSPXtra gives you a cleaner, louder sound. The award winning Ariane leveller and full 6 bands of limiting will leave your listeners hooked. DSPXtreme. FM and HD dual processing (with diversity delay) Powerful and dynamic bass, clean high-end and consistent loudness, the DSPXtreme guarantees your station will make an impression on your listeners.15 16
  11. 11. Compare our processors AM BROADCASTING FM BROADCASTING HD BROADCASTING DSPXtreme-FMHD DSPXtreme-FMHD DSPX mini-AM DSPX mini-HD DSPX mini-FM DSPXtra-HD DSPXtra-FM DSPX-AM DSPX-HD DSPX-FM DSPmpX The SE1 takes APPLICATION FM Broadcasting - - - - - - AM Broadcasting - - - - - - - - - stereo generation FM+HD Broadcasting - - - - - - - - AM+HD Broadcasting - - - - - - - - - - to another level. DAB / DRM / HD Broadcasting - - - - - - - - Web streaming / Podcasting - - - - - - - - The DSPmpX is renowned for bringing lab quality stereo generation to the masses, and adding bells and whistles to match. The SE1 PROCESSING FEATURES employs the latest BW Broadcast audio platforms to eclipse the DSPmpX by adding audio backup, SNMP and more. Relative loudness (dB) - -1 0 1 2 -1 0 1 2 -1 0 Parametric bass enhancement - The DSPmpX. Employing digital signal processing, you won’t have to worry about the integrity or cleanliness of your audio, pristine bandwidth and peak limiting keep you rock solid and clean, even when overdriving the built in audio limiter. The DSPmpX also offers Shelf bass enhancement - - - - built in silence detection and can automatically switch from analog to AES/EBU and vice versa on program fail. AGC - 4 band Advanced 4 band WB + Ariane Advanced 4 band 4 band Advanced 4 band WB + Ariane Advanced 4 band 4 band Advanced 4 band AGC window gating - - - - The SE1 delivers the perfect solution. Combing BW Broadcast’s audio peak control and stereo generation technoloogy - The latest interface, remote control and fault monitoring features make this an essential item at any transmisison site. The built in RDS encoding Multiband limiter - 4 band 4 band 6 band 6 band 4 band 4 band 6 band 6 band 4 band 4 band and audio backup from the built in flash memory complete the package. Bass clip modes - - - - The capacitive touch front panel and OLED display make for quick and easy set up and the Ethernet and HTML 5 web remote will Multi-band clipper mean that you will only have to visit the site once. Fully accessible and remote upgradeable, the SE1 offers control above and Distortion cancelled clipper - - - beyond anything else available on the market. Composite clipper / Pilot protection - - - - - Asymmetrical clipping & Tilt EQ - - - - - - - - - - AM low pass filtering (4-10kHz) - - - - - - - - - -17 18
  12. 12. STL’s are not what they used to be! RDS, DSP stereo regeneration, audio back-up and high end audio quality... Bullet-proof RF ...A to B never sounded so good. stereo links with next generation DSP technology. Building upon the award winning technology in the RX1 and RBRX1 DSP FM receivers and BW Broadcast’s renowned low distortion transmitters, this range of studio to transmitter link systems offer second to none performance and features. With the composite, analogue and digital inputs, you have ultimate flexibility in interfacing your audio - at both ends of the link transmission chain. Configurable alarms and remote control provide effortless monitoring and control of the system. BW Broadcast STL receivers employ digital signal processing to constantly adapt to the incoming signal and dynamically adjust the RF and audio settings in order to provide a received signal, that until now has been impossible to achieve with technologies employed by competing products. Built in stereo and audio bandwidth and peak regeneration protect the rebroadcast transmission from RF path induced overshoots and interference. A multitude of protection systems, such as RDS PI code checking ensure that only your audio is broadcast, not interference, or worse still another station’s broadcast. When the quality of your broadcast is important to you, there is nothing else on the market that comes close to a BW Broadcast DSP enhanced link transmission solution. BW Broadcast studio to transmitter links don’t just offer great audio, the added value feature list goes on and on. The transmitter has built in multiband DSP audio processing, AES inputs and more. The receivers include audio backup from the inbuilt flash memory card or analogue or digital inputs, RDS and stereo regeneration, VRP, SNMP and HTML5 web based remote control. Seamles sly Li nk ing St udio to TX19 20
  13. 13. Connect everywhere. Point to point audio delivery over IP. Maximum quality and minimum delay. Using latest generation IP and audio coding technologies, the IPCA1 was designed from the ground up for stable operation with the lowest latency and best audio performance possible based on network characteristics. To keep latency as low as possible, the IPCA1 uses a proprietary, dynamically adjustable jitter buffer that adjusts to network conditions, providing 24 bit audio, with up to 48 KHz sampling, at the lowest possible delay at all times. Supporting UDP, UDP Multicast and TCP/IP protocols, the unit includes a range of low delay codecs operating at bit-rates as low as 32 kbps with fewer quality/bit-rate trade-offs. Linear, and a selection of loss-less and low delay low bit rate codecs are all on board including the popular APTX low bit-rate, low delay algorithm. If the worst should happen and the data network fails, the built-in ‘Plan B’ silence detection can trigger local audio fail-over to SD card storage. With the built-in composite output you can connect the IPCA1 straight into your transmitter. Convenience features include AES/EBU digital and XLR GPIO and RS232 ancillary data channel. The graphically rich web and telnet interfaces provide ease of setup and monitoring and the IPCA1 firmware is remotely upgradeable.21 22
  14. 14. Firstly... WE NEED YOU! We are committed to continually improving our products and there is nothing more valuable than your real world in-field feedback. Your comments allow us to make our products perfect for your needs and help us create industry changing equipment. Why not share your ideas and thoughts with us by visiting our Facebook page or calling us. All our contact details can be found on the back of this brochure. So what have we got coming off the production line next? We are going to continue utilising the exceptional platforms that the RBRX1, IPCA, Aptus range and SE1 are based on. These highly flexible and powerful platforms will be carried across into a new Audio Processor line with some exciting new features designed to give you more control than you thought possible along with the excellent sound quality that you expect from BW Broadcast. Our Aptus range of FM Transmitters will continue to evolve. Expect to see higher power models, advanced processing options and, thanks to the cutting edge platform, more free software upgrades to give you yet further control! What can be better than buying a product that continues to move with the industry giving you an exceptional return on investment? Buy a BW Broadcast product and that is what you get thanks to our commitment to continuous improvement. We will continue our integration of the latest IP technologies into our product ranges, including of course some new innovative ideas, which will revolutionise how you control your equipment. Be sure to keep an eye out for our Virtual Rack Portal (VRP). Work will also continue into digital radio, expect to see advances in the award winning receiver range and transmitter lines. We will also continue to open up more frequencies for our STL range. BW Broadcast continues to shape the industry with innovative and ground breaking new products, designed to help your station jump off the dial and increase your listenership. Not forgetting our commitment to making setup easier and reducing any down-time thus increasing the reliability of the products in your stations and transmitter sites. More power, more options, more functionality - Whatever your station needs, keep your eyes peeled on BW Broadcast as our R&D team are in overdrive, with ideas becoming reality on a daily basis. Fancy becoming a part of our dynamic team? Ready to play full out and make a difference? Consider yourself a superstar? Why not visit the job section on our website and see if there is an opening with your name on it!23 24
  15. 15. BW Broadcast Ltd Unit 27, IO Centre 57 Croydon Road Croydon CR04WQ UK Tel: +44 (0)208 2530290 Fax: +44 (0)208 2530291 US toll-free: 1-866-376-1612US Fax toll-free: 1-866-376-1613 info@bwbroadcast.com www.bwbroadcast.com SCAN HERE TO ADD OUR CONTACT INFORMATION

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