Thanks to its experience in telecommunications, Telsat presents its own FM transmitters line: marKoni SERIES.
A family of devices composed by MKRT models, with a range from 100 to 20000 Watt (and more), available in single drive, dual drive or N+1 configurations for the maximum redundancy level. The philosophy of marKoni transmitters provides a high reliability granted by very robust power supplies and amplification circuits, realized with MOSFET that are able to guarantee excellent performances, with very high efficiency and consequent low heating of all components.
Through the very User's friendly touch screen interface it is possible to check or change the complete system parameters. All these information can be also managed remotely by the network interface on the back panel, otherwise even locally by using the Ethernet connector on the front panel.
- Crystal Digital Sound purity
- Fully Digital Signal Processing
- Embedded RDS generator
- Single-chip Digital Processing guarantees maximum compactness
- Internal 32-bit Digital Signal Processing
- Unbeatable price/performance ratio
- Lifetime upgradeable firmware
- Fully remotely controllable by Web/SNMP interface
- Auto-calibration at power-on
- Absolutely no analogue trimming points
- Minimum BOM, maximum long-term reliability
- 1pps and 10MHz inputs for Synchro FM Operation
The extensive use of high-level Digital Signal Processing gives to
marKoni unique features in the audio broadcasting world. The native AES/EBU input module guarantees pure digital quality avoiding the conversion from an analogue source. The presence of the traditional L+R input assures as well top performances even with standard analogue audio.
The FM modulation is implemented by an innovative direct-RF synthesis algorithm with sub-Hz accuracy onto an FPGA-based digital processing core.
The result is a frequency-agile transmitter with immediate installation procedure, which allows operators to broadcast their audio content with excellent purity and maximum reliabil- ity.
marKoni transmitters can be locked to the GPS time/ frequency
reference signal for exact carrier allocation and Synchro FM operation, a promising band-efficient method of operating adjacent FM transmitters on the same RF frequency, after aligning all the RF and audio parameters of the transmission.
The result is a clearly improved listener's reception in the overlapping signal area, extending the coverage to shadow areas, normally characterized by inter-channel interference.
A typical application of this iso-frequency approach is the coverage of branches of highways, allowing car radio receivers to keep tuning the same carrier while driving, without the annoying effect of black spots along the road.
(over 90% of the construction materials are recyclable).
The pure digital audio sensation that marKoni creates is obtained thanks to a revolutionary Soft Limiter, which avoids audio intermodulation peaks, while safeguarding the integrity of
the whole input dynamic range, with the use of accurate signal processing that allows high full-band stereo separation and extreme signal-to-noise ratio.
The units come with a full-option outfit: analogue and digital audio, analogue MPX and additional wideband SCA and IP inputs, embedded RDS Generator and Digital Stereo Coder and Web/SNMP remote control.
SIGNAL PROCESSING SECTION
|FM Carrier generation||NCO-based synthesis|
|FM Modulation||Fully digital|
|Stereo Coder||Fully digital, integrated|
|Input Audio Limiter||Proprietary integrated Soft Limiter|
|Digital Processing Resolution||Real-time internal 32-bit digital processing|
|RDS Generator||Fully integrated|
|Monitoring Output Signals||Fully digitally generated|
Analog L/R Input Section
|L/R Analogue Inputs||30Hz - 15KHz (integrated digital stereo coder)
0dBu nominal (adjustable from -12dBu to +12dBu)
|L/R Analogue Inputs Impedance||600Ω / 10kΩ balanced/unbalanced|
Analog MPX and SCA Input Section
|Analogue MPX Input||30Hz - 100kHz 0dBu nominal|
|MPX Analogue Inputs||10 kΩ unbalanced|
|Impedance SCA1/SCA2||40 kHz - 100 kHz 2Vpp nominal for ±7.5kHz deviation|
|Inputs SCA1/SCA2 Analogue Inputs Impedance||10 kΩ unbalanced|
Digital L/R Input Section
|Digital Audio Input||AES/EBU (XLR Female), S/PDIF (BNC)|
|Balanced AES/EBU Input Impedance||110 Ω|
|Unbalanced S/PIDIF Input Impedance||75 Ω|
|Audio Input Delay (all audio inputs)||0-4 µs, step 1 µs|
|RF Output Frequency (FM / OIRT bands)||87.5MHz-108MHz step 1Hz, ±1 ppm frequency stability / OIRT on request|
|Output Level||100W, 300W, 500W, 1kW, 1500W, 2kW, 3kW, 5kW|
|Output Interface / Impedance||DIN 7/16 type (100/2000W), EIA 7/8" type (2000/3000/5000W) / 50 Ω|
|Pilot Carrier frequency||19kHz ±0.001Hz|
|Pilot Carrier level||0-12% modulation in 0.1% steps|
|Pilot Carrier Output||1Vpp digitally synthesized|
|MPX Analogue Output||OdBu from integrated digital stereo coder|
|19kHz and 38kHz Tone Suppression||< -63dB|
|THD (30Hz-15kHz)+N||< 0.1%|
|Synchronous AM||Better than -60dB|
|Asynchronous AM||Better than -70dB|
|Mono SNR RMS||Better than -85dB|
|Stereo SNR RMS||Better than -80dB|
|L/R and R/L Crosstalk||> 50dB (60dB typ.)|
|M/S and S/M Crosstalk||> 45dB full-band|
|Pilot Carrier Phase||User adjustable (step <1°)|
|Frequency Deviation Range||User adjustable 0 to ±200 kHz|
|Pre-emphasis||Flat, 50µs or 75µs|
|Physical||Case 19"-2U or 4U (500W + 5000W)|
|Remote Control Port||RS232/RS485|
|Remote Control Options||PSTN, GSM (optional), Ethernet, SNMP|
|Front Panel User Interface||LCD full color touch screen display|
|Power Supply Voltage||Low/Medium power, 230V, ± 15% Medium/High power, 3x230/400V, ± 15%|
|Operating Temperature||0 - 45°C|
Specifications, characteristics and front panel are subject to change without notice
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Telsat is also one of the main Italian Antenna Systems Manufacturer for Radio and TV applications.
As of June 2016, TELSAT has startered marketing activity as FM Transmitters Manufacturer, introducing the brand-new marKoni SERIES product line.
TELSAT is able to satisfy any kind of need in the Broadcast World, providing its Customers with a complete and reliable Technical Support, for consulting, planning, designing, installation, training and after sales services.