The new V3 Transmitter range now comes with the latest Direct to Channel Digital Modulation. This 150W, 2RU FM transmitter is the perfect piece of equipment for you. Built in 4-band DSP audio processing, Ethernet control, RDS Encoder and FSK IDer, GPS inputs for SFN applications, Hot swap PSU and a whole lot more.
Now with a DDS exciter, the TX150 V3 takes the legendary and clean exciters of earlier models with it's ultra-low distortion modulator to a new level.The TX150 V3 has an integrated multi-band DSPX audio processor that means stations without a dedicated processor sound great, right out of the box. This market leading DSP based multi-channel audio processor has been designed to give you a major market signature sound on a budget. With both four band program dependent limiting and wide band AGC with intelligent gating, parametric EQ and shelf bass enhancement, multi band distortion controlled clipper and a powerful composite clipper with pilot protection. All this allows you to tailor your sound for maximum impact. Integrated ITU-R 812 MPX power limiter ensures you meet modulation regulations.
For years, our transmitters have been the most intelligent on the market with standard Ethernet Remote Control. Featuring a built-in web browser, with no software to install and no reliance on flash support, the V3 platform gives you easy access to setup and monitoring such as Email Alerts, SNMP monitoring, Silence Detection, Advanced Alarms. The unit will email you if it has a problem, and keep a log of any issues to be investigated. You can also adjust settings remotely if required. All these features are designed to give you peace of mind and save you time.
A standard, configurable parallel GPI/O interface is provided for interfacing to your station remote control equipment. This will alert you to issues and offer solutions to keep you on air. For example, it can be configured to switch on back-up audio or back-up transmitters should it detect a problem.
All V3 products have inputs and outputs you would come to expect of with a premium Transmitter. Featuring AES3 audio or composite/ MPX over AES192, analog left and right, and 2 configurable composite (MPX) program inputs and outputs. Composite inputs and outputs can be configured as MPX, SCA, RDS or Pilot Sync.
FSK ID Keyer as standard for translators removes the need for external hardware or hourly audible announcements and offers broadcasters a one-box solution for their translator sites.
Integrated Dynamic RDS is now standard on-board. Listeners now expect to see RDS data on their radios featuring full station, music and advertising related information. The V3 platform includes a powerful dynamic RDS system allowing you to maximize the impact, and deliver value for your advertisers from a single box solution.
External reference support for both 1pps and 10MHz GPS sync inputs are at the rear of the unit, letting you integrate with other products for an SFN (single frequency network) environment.
Hot-pluggable, simple to replace switch-mode power supplies have an extremely wide AC input range and 96% ACDC efficiency. Combining rocksolid reliability, performance and simple maintenance to keep you on the air.
- 10-150 watts RF output power
- Direct to channel digital modulation
- GPS inputs for SFN application
- XLR analogue & digital inputs
- Dual MPX / sca in and outs
- Lab grade DSP stereo generator
- RDS generator
- DSPX multi-band processor inside
- VSWR and temp monitoring
- Slide-in & Hot swap power supplies
- Events, alarms and actions
- RS232, Telnet, SNMP
- Mobile ready web browser control
- TX150 V3 datasheet February 2019
TX150 V3 datasheet February 2019
Having been desperate for the introduction of the BW TX 150 V3 by November 2018, our radio station was suffering badly with other types of transmitters well prior to that, one from Italy, which was the same price and had no audio processing at all, and then another from Lithuania which failed within the first few days (audio + RDS), so never again! and then came along this amazing piece of technology from the UK, with exceptional after sales hassle free service - the BW TX 150 V3. Where do I start, if you are like me and hate the hassle of setting up PC communication to a transmitter (more about that later), everything on the BW TX 150 V3 can be amended from the front rotary knob and 3 buttons, from frequency, power, audio, rds, http remote control, the transmitter even emails you with alerts n times a day, if you wish. (This means that when you are with offcom setting up your transmitter), you dont even need to bring a laptop with you for audio / rds / pilot tone levels etc. Setting up was a cinch, as I said, without any need for a remote pc, frequency, power, all RDS codes, (eg PI, station name, station strapline), and once done, you can even protect the TX from access. (Once RDS is done, just set the level to approximately 3.5% to start with, in the menu). The audio processing is a dream, and I do mean a dream, having encountered transmitters with no audio processing or transmitters which "make out" they have audio processing. the BW TX 150 V3 has several modes of audio processing, at the flick of a switch, and you can hear the effect immediately, to ensure your station stands our from the rest. (A must for live programs). If your station is only allowed say 25 watts, then fear not, the BW TX 150 V3 will range from 10 watts to 150 watts, and then you can relock, and also there is a facility to disable the RF part on the menu, while you get yourself familiar with the setup process, but always make sure there is an aerial or dummy load plugged in, even in setup mode with no RF. (In our case, our antenna cable was 40 metres long (RG213U) to the roof of a church, so having a BW transmitter on 45 watts to provide 25 watts at the antenna, meant the BW would cruise day and night forever. If you want remote access, ethernet, RS232 etc, the web control on this transmitter is the best I have ever seen. Check the web interaction demo mode on the BW website. Every setting you could ever want is there, and all on ONE PAGE, instead of many pages. (Power, overnight power reduce, auto silence/mute). The BW TX 150 V3, has other modes, including external RDS and external stereo composite signal, but with the analogue audio sockets, and everything else built in, we really were back on air within moments, having been let down by other makes of transmitters, which we may never see again, having trusted them to arrive safe at their birth place abroad for repair, and of course the BW passed all tests in every way. If you are starting your own community radio station, look no further, this is the one! If you cut down on price, you end up with gear which packs in, and the extra expense of external RDS and external audio processing. The unit is solid too, so expect a rather large box when it gets delivered!! Cannot wait to play with the lower power versions when they come out soon.
Andrew from United Kingdom
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