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Axel Technology Tiger Shark

Stereo Generator with RDS/RBDS encoder
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The Tiger Shark is advanced Stereo Generator with RDS/RBDS encoder which supports all services and features in common use

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T‐SHARK‐RDS‐LITE $1,690.00
T‐SHARK‐RDS $1,928.00
  • The Tiger Shark is advanced Stereo Generator with RDS/RBDS encoder which supports all services and features in common use

    Tiger Shark is a top-class Stereo Generator with RDS/RBDS encoder. It has been designed to provide every custom requirement of a structured FM network, especially managing advanced machine control and signal changeover, using a PC and webserver interface. Tiger Shark supports the most advanced RDS dynamic services, including TMC, ODA, IH, TDC, EWS, Radio Text and Radio Text plus. In addition to standard CENELEC methods, RDS programming has been enriched with larger PS and RT sets (also available in dynamic mode) with powerful scheduling capabilities. GPS satellite receiver, such as our Sat Time Synchronizer, can broadcast local time info as part of the RDS data. RDS service carries out also 4 IH (InHouse Application) remote controls, that can be used to start advertising breaks on distant networks, to split broadcasting areas, to activate/deactivate recorders.

    Tiger Shark communication features have been enforced with comprehensive remote-control via RS232, RS485, modem or TCP/IP: Its built-in, password-protected web server is compatible with FTP, Telnet, SNMP, HTTP and UECP protocols. It can be easily interfaced to various Automation Systems and offers an ASCII protocol for broadcast song/artist information. In case of alarms, it supports SNMP alerting for automation systems.

    Tiger Shark has been accurately designed to satisfy the most demanding requirements in FM Stereo generation and advanced RDS/RBDS encoding. It is built with the best cutting-edge technology: surface-mount components and multi-layer circuit boards keep the signal path safe from any issue, providing the purest modulation quality. Its digital architecture guarantees long term reliability and easy firmware updates, directly on field or from remote

     UECP - ODA - TMC

    Tiger Shark is fully UECP compliant, and conforms to recommendations of the EBU-UER SBP490 document. UECP represents a standard for communication and control of a network of different encoders by a single protocol. It allows the broadcasting of Open Data Applications (ODA) onto the RDS data, including TMC service.The Traffic Management Channel (TMC) is a method of communicating real time traffic information to vehicles equipped with the proper receivers to decode and display that data. Tiger Shark gives full and standard support to TMC broadcasting, thus allowing FM broadcasters to offer their user that value-added service.

     MANAGING UNITS FROM REMOTE

    Based on European public broadcasters custom needs, we provided Tiger Shark with the most advanced network management system for both audio and RDS paths. According to UECP, it is possible to give a specific address to every encoder or group according to selected criteria (for example, group all encoders belonging to the same FM network, etc). With a Unidirectional (tipically: satellite) or a Bi-directional communication channel (tipically: TCP/IP network) available, you may control either individual encoders (e.g.Tiger Shark encoder on a given location and of a given Program), or coders in group (e.g. with the same commanshared among all the encoders on to the same network).Remote control capabilityis a ‘benefit’ that allows you to upgrade RDS messages (PS, RT, etc), alter any audio / RDS coding parameters (level for example), change AF lists, load new Datasets, etc from remote and with no needs for a local intervention. When no communication channel is available, TigerShark will work perfectly also as stand-alone coder anyway.

    PC CONTROL SOFTWARE (Tiger-Shark Remoter)

    TCP / IP ETHERNET SERVER

    Tiger Shark remote control software provides an intuitive user interface, which enables remote control of all the encoders connected to the network, either via TCP/IP or RS232, in either bi-directional or unidirectional mode. The software screens show all controls and settings available on themachine, and integrates them with new and helpful functions for remote programming and advanced scheduling.

    The software is also a useful tool for the centralized control of all the installed at remote transmitting sites, where each unit can be addressed either individually or within groups. A ‘textual’ Configuration Editor allows parameter setting saving, recalling and even duplicating on multiple Targets very easily.

    Any operative configuration of a given encoder (e.g. input gain, pilot level, RDS contents, RDS groups, Port settings, etc) may be modified or set through commands / values provided in a textual (ASCII) way and saved / recalled as simple textual file.Every system parameter settings can be saved, recalled or easily replicated on a limitless number of Targets at any time.

    Tiger Shark can be connected to any Ethernet-based network, and controlled by a hub, switch, or router, or directly connected to a PC. By its secure TCP/IP connection you will have the whole RDS/RBDS network under your fingers by simply accessing to the internet.

    From the web interface you can:

    • Check the status of every installed machine

    • Set RDS/RBDS status

    • Set input source and audio/MPX routing

    • Set UECP mode, PS and dataset

    • Set MPX I/O parameters

    • Set audio processing parameters

     

  • Features

    • CRYSTAL CLEAR DIGITAL STEREO GENERATOR
    • MPX COMPOSITE CLIPPER
    • AUDIO PROCESSING WITH LIMITER AND LOOKAHEAD 
    • DIGITAL AUDIO LIMITER/AGC STAGE
    • RDS/RBDS STATIC AND DYNAMIC WITH RT AND RT+
    • COMPLIANT UECP WITH ODA, TMC, TDC, EWS, IH
    • ANALOG, DIGITAL AND MPX CHANGEOVER 
    • MPX DETECTOR STAGE WITH FAULT DETECTION
    • GPS INTERFACE, NTP PROTOCOL, SMP AGENT
    • REMOTE INTERFACE WITH RADIO AUTOMATION
    • WEB SERVER AND REMOTE PC CONNECTION

     

  •  T‐SHARK‐RDS‐LITE 

    Digital RDS coder. 6 Dataset. UECP. ODA, TMC, IH, RT, RT+. Scheduler PS, RT, PTY. 4 GPI, 4 Relays. Software for PC control.
     
    T‐SHARK‐RDS 
    Digital RDS / RBDS encoder. 6 Datasets. UECP. ODA, TMC, IH services. Scheduler.Lan interface, Web Server, SNMP Agent. 8 GPI, 8 Relays. 4 Remote controls on IH. Remote control. Interface to GPS and radio automation systems.
     
    T‐SHARK‐LITE 
    Digital stereo & RDS coder, stereo enhancer, AGC and lookahead limiter. UECP compliant. Analog and AES/EBU IN. Audio IN changeover. 6 Datasets. ODA, TMC, IH. Scheduler. GPI. Relay OUT. Remote control. Automation and GPS interface
     
    T‐SHARK 
    Digital stereo & RDS coder, stereo enhancer, AGC and lookahead limiter. UECP compliant. Analog,AES/EBU and MPX inputs, automatic changeover. MPX Split. 6 Datasets. ODA, TMC, IH. Scheduler.Ethernet. Web Server. GPI. Relay OUT. IH embedde comand. Remote control. Automation and GPSinterface.
     
    TSK‐ETH 
    Ethernet interface, Web Server, SNMP. Radio automation and GPS interface (Sat Time Synchronizer)
    for DGPS sync service. Option available for LITE model only.
     
    TSK‐DET 
    MPX Split and MPX Monitoring module. 
     
    TSK‐RS4XX 
    1 additional serial port RS422/485. (this option automatically disable serial port n. 3 and Ethernet port).
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