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NAB 2019: Rohde & Schwarz expands its successful high-power transmitter family with the R&S THV9evo for VHF band III

Wed 27, 03 2019

The R&S THV9evo transmitter for VHF band III is the latest addition to the successful Rohde & Schwarz family of transmitters for DTV and DAB. Rohde & Schwarz can draw on years of experience in Doherty technology. The water-cooled R&S THV9evo combines energy efficiency of up to 50 percent, operating convenience and investment protection, enabling network operators to further reduce their operating expenses.

Munich, March 27, 2019 — The future-oriented solution from Rohde & Schwarz is now also available in VHF band III for all important digital standards and the new ATSC 3.0 transmission standard. Thanks to the purely software implementation, the R&S THV9evo enables network operators to optimally leverage the full capabilities of the standard and offers great flexibly in fulfilling future signal processing requirements. Integrated signal analysis gives the operator immediate feedback on signal quality without additional test equipment. The operator always has an overview of the operating parameters. The R&S THV9evo from Rohde & Schwarz offers network operators a future-proof solution to meet the ongoing challenge of reducing operating expenses.

The R&S THV9evo integrates the newest features that Rohde & Schwarz has developed for its transmitters over the past few years. For example, Rohde & Schwarz efficiency optimization ensures that operators benefit from maximum energy savings in every application. This feature especially proves its worth when adjusting output power or during channel changes. An intelligent algorithm, which is activated at the press of a button or adaptively, optimizes the amplifier parameters so that the transmitter operates at maximum energy efficiency. This ensures the most economical system operation at all times.

The MultiTX function allows optimal use of the often tight space in the transmitter station. A water-cooled power supply in the amplifiers ensures a longer service life and reduces both the noise level and the temperature at the transmitter site. It also reduces the cost of cooling the operating rooms, which lowers the maintenance requirements of the entire system and makes it less prone to failure.

The transmitter is unique in combining maximum efficiency of up to 50 percent with the ability to utilize the entire VHF band – thanks to Rohde & Schwarz multiband Doherty technology that further reduces operating costs.

The liquid-cooled R&S THV9evo high-power VHF transmitter covers the output power range from 1.3 kW to 30 kW. The high-power platform will be on display at NAB in South Lower Hall, booth SL6405.

Rohde & Schwarz

The Rohde & Schwarz technology group develops, produces and markets innovative communications, information and security products for professional users. The group’s test and measurement, broadcast and media, aerospace | defense | security, networks and cybersecurity business fields address many different industry and government-sector market segments. On June 30, 2018, Rohde & Schwarz had approximately 11,500 employees. The independent group achieved a net revenue of approximately EUR 2 billion in the 2017/2018 fiscal year (July to June). The company has its headquarters in Munich, Germany. Internationally, it has subsidiaries in more than 70 countries, with regional hubs in Asia and America.

Rohde & Schwarz Broadcast & Media

Rohde & Schwarz has been an innovator in broadcast and media for over 70 years. The Rohde & Schwarz product portfolio covers the entire signal processing chain for digital video and audio content – from ingest and playout to encoding and multiplexing, from contribution to satellite and IP networks to terrestrial transmission. It includes solutions for monitoring in the studio, as well as for monitoring streaming and broadcast services and entire broadcast networks. The T&M expert also offers a diverse range of instruments for testing end user equipment and infrastructure components in development, production and quality assurance. Rohde & Schwarz invests in an IP and software based future built with the blend of innovation, experience and stability that the company can offer.

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