The stations will start broadcasting on DAB+ on Oct. 1
The purchase expands the Canadian company’s core product lines, enhancing its expertise in high-power electronics design and digital signal processing. Digidia, founded in 2005, specializes in DAB+ and DRM solutions. The company has also created specialized solutions that address synchronization of radio transmissions for highway projects, or allow radio reception within Europe’s numerous mountain tunnels. Digidia will continue to operate as a separate entity, serving its customers out of its manufacturing facility in Rennes, France.
Former shareholders Hermann Zensen, Manuel Billot and Damien Bernard will remain as executives for the two companies.
“We are absolutely excited to welcome the talented Digidia team to the Nautel family,” said Kevin Rodgers, Nautel president and CEO. “Nautel has long demonstrated its passion for digital radio with its leadership in HD Radio transmission solutions. With the addition of Digidia’s design capabilities, DAB+ and DRM solutions, Nautel is underlining its commitment to all major digital radio transmission standards. By adding Digidia’s offerings together with Nautel’s existing transmission products we will be able to better serve an even larger base of customers worldwide,” he said.
“Nautel has achieved exceptional customer acceptance for its line of broadcast transmitters and innovative digital radio,” said Hermann Zensen, Sales Manager, on behalf of the Digidia management team. “We believe this is a perfect partnership that makes more resources and opportunities available for our Digidia team and allows us to better serve our customers.”