Fully programmable RDS unit and stereo coder all embedded onto a signal board. This makes plug n play, or installation to your transmitter a breeze. All the levels are correctly set so when you input the audio, the stereo pilot tone will be the correct level and the RDS sidebands will also be the correct level. In the past we have had many customers unable to set the RDS level correctly, so doing this way gets around this issue. We also package in the programming cable allowing you to connect the RDS to your PC USB port.
Just as a standalone device with no connection to a PC, this device will display the station name. If you hook it up to the PC's USB port and link it to the playout software like Zara Radio for example, it can use artist and song title information from the audio file and display this information on the listeners radio. Depending on how nifty your IT department is at programming, you can display almost anything such as festive greetings, listeners birthday requests, weather and temperature etc.
|User Manual||Click Here|
|Audio In and Out||+4dBu|
|Audio Connections||RCA Gold Plated|
|Power Requirements||11 to 16V DC 50mA|
|Pre-emphasis||(50uS/ 75uS/ None)|
|Stereo Crosstalk||35dB min.|
|Signal/Noise Ratio||Better than 70dB|
|Signal To Noise Ratio||80 dBu|
|Audio Response||+/0.5dB from 30Hz to 15KHz|
|Pilot Tone||19 KHz +/-0.2Hz|
|RDS Carrier||57 KHz locked to Pilot Tone|
|RDS Interface||USB via RS232 Serial Adapter|
Instead of just have the station name displayed statically, it can be programmed to: 1. flash through a series of text displays, as many as you want or; 2. Scroll across the screen a whole short paragraph.
It just looks so cool when you get in a car and see the DJ name, song name, artist etc. moving across the screen.
The MPX signal with the additional 57 KHz RDS complies fully with the GE and Zenith system approved by the FCC for FM stereo in April 1961 and subsequently adopted by the rest of the world in ITU-R BS.450-4.
This is board assembly is 100% hard wired, it cannot crash as there's no program running on it. It is pure analogue with a little digital logic thrown in to enhance it. Providing you feed it a DC voltage between 11 and 16V it will run day and night forever. It only consumes a mere 50mA, which means it will run easily on any existing transmitter power supply. When comparing it with software coders that run on PC's there is no comparison, this little arrangement is more efficient on power, lower cost than a PC and sound card and can never freeze, crash or breakdown.
The USB cable provided allows you to connect to the RDS board with a PC to make any changes to the text displayed. The PC does not need to be connected all the time (unless you require dynamic changing real time RDS), the PC is simply there as a tool to make adjustments, when this is complete the RDS unit is disconnected from the PC and it continues to function without the PC. You can remove the power from the RDS and it's non volatile memory will store everything so when you power it up again, everything works as it should do. Here you can find can find the user RDS USER INSTRUCTIONS and software to download.
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