“Omnia for Nautel” is a processing platform which provides software audio processing for HD channels, using AoIP such as Livewire, without the need for additional hardware.
Using the same audio processing engine found in the Omnia.9 hardware processor, Omnia for Nautel is offered in two modes:
- Processing cores for individual HD multicast channels (HD2-4), hosted in a Nautel HD MultiCast+ for legacy exgine based HD installations with external audio processing on the FM/HD1 audio
- A complete suite integrated with Nautel’s air chain architecture, which eliminates FM-HD blend drift issues by processing the FM/HD1 along with the optional HD2-4 audio.
“Our tests with Omnia have shown that locking FM/HD1 signals eliminates time alignment drift issues, which prevents audible artifacts and lost content,” said Philipp Schmid, Nautel CTO. “We can achieve graceful change over between main and backup air-chains that maintain HD Radio receiver lock, minimizing HD Radio signal interruptions during air-chain disruption or maintenance.”
Nautel says the platform can provide individual processing controls for each station in an enterprise-wide setup.
“The Omnia.9 hardware platform has been widely embraced by customers around the world who not only appreciate its pristine audio quality, but also its unique features like undo, multiple processing cores, and audio confidence monitoring through its remote app,” said Marty Sacks, Telos Alliance EVP of sales, marketing, and strategy.
The Omnia for Nautel option in the HD MultiCast+ may be licensed when purchasing the product or added at a later date. Nautel’s HD MultiCast+ is an all-in-one solution for HD Radio operation, providing an importer and exporter in one box.