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A BUSY FEW MONTHS
As well as working on current FM orders for UK community stations, we're busy building FM Road Tunnel Repeater systems, and DAB transmitters for export customers. Scheduled thereafter, extra production of our FM products will allow us to offer our more popular transmitter models with much shorter lead-times.
DAB AND FM TRANSMITTER REPAIR SERVICE
Bitstream Broadcast Ltd repairs DAB and FM transmitters form a range of manufacturers. Please contact us to find out more about our fast, low cost repair service for broadcast transmission equipment.
TX DIGICAST FM TRANSMITTERS
Awarded an Ofcom power upgrade? Check out our low cost, professional TX Digicast 300W FM transmitters here. Remember that we can also supply antennas with modelling, even reasonably priced installation services, backed by decades of BBC and NTL engineering experience. Contact Bitstream Broadcast Ltd to discuss your power increase requirements.
MORE DAB AND FM ORDERS
More DAB orders received for our TX Digicast products, including our echo-cancelling high power on-channel DAB repeater transmitter. We've also received more export orders for the TX Digicast TX-FMBR1 Tunnel Radio Repeater with 'Voice Break-in' and integrated RDS Alarm data generator. For more information on these and other TX Digicast products, click here.
DAB RADIO SURGE
Recent data from The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders and CAP shows cars with DAB radios as standard rose to a record 95% of all new cars. DAB receivers in new commercial vehicles increased to a record level of over 64%. In total, DAB was fitted to 2,150,000 new cars and 232,600 new commercial vehicles in 2019.
NEW PRODUCT ANNOUNCED
Bistream Broadcast is pleased to announce the launch of the TX-DAB350 A powerful and compact 350W DAB Modulator/Transmitter. Ideal for Small Scale DAB stations in the UK and Local DAB Broadcasters worldwide. Featuring a Doherty amplifier, this transmitter is ideal for driving antennas with gain for ERPs of 500W or more. This super-efficient all-in-one solution will slash energy consumption costs, compared to ordinary DAN transmission systems. Our TX Digicast range of DAB products can be found here.
NEW PRODUCT ANNOUNCED
Bitstream Broadcast are pleased to announce the launch of the TX-AMP400 A powerful and compact 400W DAB and DAB+ RF Amplifier. Ideal for Small Scale DAB stations in the UK and DAB networks worldwide. Featuring a sixth generation LDMOS amplifier, it's ideal for driving antennas with gain for ERPs of 800W or more. Our TX Digicast range of DAB products can be found here.
OFCOM COVERAGE ENHANCEMENTS FOR COMMUNITY RADIO
Congratulations to the 74 radio stations named in today's announcement from Ofcom for being awarded an increase in FM coverage. Whether it's a re-broadcast relay service, new - more powerful - transmitter, or even a Power Amplifier you require, Bitstream Broadcast can supply cost effective TX Digicast brand FM Transmitters for all requirements. We also have an antenna design, system planning and integration service, if required. We can also commission systems. Just tell us what you need and we'll do the rest.
SMALL SCALE DAB DEMONSTRATION
Naturally some UK broadcasters may want to use the lower cost 'open-source' route to launching a DAB local multiplex, once licenses become available. We've put togther Linux systems capable of encoding, multiplexing and modulation, and can demonstrate the entire DAB chain - from the microphone to the listeners' radios. Whilst open-source modulators still don't provide everything required for an economical and easily compliant transmission service, we thought we'd evaluate what can be done. Feel free to contact us and discuss options for SSDAB.
SMALL SCALE DAB
We've been in the DAB Digital Radio transmission business for nearly 15 years, but the UK Regulator's recent plans to bring DAB licencing to truly local levels means that we've seen a surge in interest from both potential broadcasters and from FM equipment suppliers, wanting to know more. As such, we've written a short article on how Small Scale DAB will work, from a programme distribution and transmission perspective. You can find the article here.
Bitstream Broadcast has full in-house capabilities to perform Antenna Modelling in accordance with broadcasting Regulators' requirements. Already used by a number of European broadcasters large and small, our service is performed by experienced engineers for a fast, low cost solution.
Bitstream Broadcast has supplied a large number of FM tunnel systems to Systems Integrators across Europe in recent years. This complex area of same frequency FM re-broadcast sets many challenges - and we are well placed to help and advise. Ask us about DAB systems with emergency 'break-in' and cutting edge 'Optical RF' solutions.
DAB SIGNAL BOOSTER
Bitstream Broadcast has supplied many retailers with MicroCell DAB+ repeaters to help them demonstrate portable DAB radios. In basements and inner shop floor areas, where outside signal penetration is poor, our Repeater 're-radiates' the original DAB signal. Unlike a wired aerial amplifier system, it provides DAB coverage for all kinds of portable devices. Clients include Curry's and John Lewis.
TV RECEPTION SURVEYS
Developers are required by law to assess the impact on terrestrial television and radio reception and, if necessary, take steps to remedy any problems. Bitstream Broadcasting Ltd is a specialist with many years experience in this field. We offer a full service, from initial survey to complete 'remedy' installations. Our fully qualified broadcast engineers use state of the art computer modelling software together with professional test and measurement equipment. We also provide a rapid turnaround. Clients include Barratt, Berkeley Homes, Dandara, Henry Boot and many more.
From milliwatts to kilowatts, our experience in DAB, TV and FM is extensive - and backed by BBC trained engineers who spent decades pioneering digital broadcast technology. The quality of our work is commensurate with that of corporate Network Providers, but at a much lower cost. We work towards achieving 0% down-time, by using back-up in every part of the transmission and programme feed chain.
MORE DAB RF AMPLIFIERS SOLD
As small scale DAB rolls-out in Ireland, Bitstream Broadcast is pleased to be supplying more DAB-AMP200 200W DAB RF Amplifiers to be used with the multiplex operator's unique multiplexing and modulation arrangements.
SMALL SCALE DAB (DAB COMMUNITY RADIO)
Into spring, with more orders and, once again, making time to evaluate the latest improvements in ODR MUX tools. Still no modulator with pre-correction to match the spec of our true broadcast products, but it probably won't be long!
RS485 NOW ADDED TO TX-FMBR1
A new version of the TX-FMBR1 Tunnel FM Repeater is now available, with addressable RS485, providing single point control of multiple FM channels.
UPDATED VERSION OF OUR DAB RECEPTION BOOSTER COMING SOON
We are soon to ship a new version of the successful VLP-DR1 DAB MicroCell Repeater. It uses TX Digicast's specialist in-house RF filter design skills.
UPDATED VERSION OF OUR FM TUNNEL RADIO REPEATER NOW IN PRODUCTION
Bitstream Broadcast is pleased to announce that the latest version of of the TX-FMBR1 FM Tunnel Repeater has been launched, and is available through us.
DAB DIGITAL RADIO EXPANSION
The industry reports that DAB expansion continues across Europe... https://www.radiomagonline.com/trends/dab-expansion-continues-across-europe
NORWAY'S ANALOGUE SWITCH-OFF
Norwegian radio goes digital only. Welcome to the world's first FM switch-off... https://radio.no/2016/12/radios-digital-leap-look-to-norway/
MORE DAB RF AMPLIFIERS SOLD
100W RF Amplifier supplied to BFBS for pilot DAB trial.
MORE DAB RF AMPLIFIERS SOLD
100W DAB RF Amplifiers supplied to Ofcom for DAB Community Station Trials.
DAB DIGITAL RADIO SURGES FORWARD IN THE UK
More great industry news that over 80% of new cars are now fitted with DAB radio... https://radiotoday.co.uk/2016/01/over-80-of-new-cars-now-have-dab-as-standard/
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