RDS E3 & RDS E5Static & Dynamic RDS with Monitoring

Product Overview

RDS E3 and RDS E5 are dynamic RDS encoders which support all services and features of advanced use. RDS E3 and RDS E5 support the most advanced RDS dynamic services, including TMC, ODA, IH, TDC, EWS, Radio Text and Radio Text plus.RDS E3 and RDS E5 manage up to 8 complete Data Set, each one with 1 Main PS and 10 EON. To assure the best flexibility, any Dataset can be managed via Standard Mode, using UECP commands or via Extended Mode using GPIOs, SNMP commands, REST API commands or ASCII commands.In addition to standard CENELEC NRSC methods, RDS programming has been enriched with larger PS and RT sets (that are also available in dynamic mode).RDS E3 and RDS E5 can interface with various Automation Systems and they offer an ASCII protocol for broadcast song/artist information. In case of alarms, they support SNMP alerting for NMS.

RDS E3 and RDS E5 satisfy the high-end broadcasters’ requirements: UECP system features 4 TCP ports, 4 UDP ports, 2 serial ports and 1 SNMP port.RDS E3 and RDS E5 are RDS 2.0 Ready: they manage the 4 RDS subcarriers specified in the standard that is still under definition. A web interface has been created to control all these functions and it can be used by any browser with any device from the smartphone to the laptop.RDS E3 and RDS E5 are SNMP v2c in order to satisfy the most demanding technicians. RDS E3 and RDS E5 have an high resolution colour display that allows the display and insertion of the main machine parameters.

Models

RDS E5

RDS E3

OptinalsRedundant PSUHighlights

General

  • Main Supply 90--260Vac 50/60Hz. 15W;
  • Green device - only 15W;
  • Full Colour Graphic display 480x128 (only RDS RDS E5);
  • Status led panel with 40 leds;
  • Rack 1u 19” - Inox steel;
  • Redundant PSU (available as an option);
  • High immunity to strong RF fields, designed to be installed in high power TX sites;
  • Fully Digital – No trimmer

Inputs & Outputs Sections

  • Double MPX+RDS output with digital level setting;
  • RDS output;
  • Bypass HW on RDS+MPX Outputs (MPX to Out 1&2);
  • 1 MPX input (wide band);
  • 1 19kHz Sync imput to synchronize internal RDS.

Encoder RDS Section

  • RDS encoder fully compliant with UECP EBU SPB490 v7.05, CENELEC (Europa) and NRSC (America);
  • Fully support for all RDS services, Static and Dynamic services;
  • UEPC Ports (2 Serials, 4 TCPIP, 4 UDP);
  • n.8 Data Set;
  • n.10 EON + Main PS for each Data Set;
  • Integrated RDS decoder;
  • Tuner FM with RDS decoder (as an option);
  • Dataset switch managed by UECP/SNMP/REST/HTTP/ASCII PARSER/TXT FILE/GPI;
  • Easy to interface to any kind of automation system (UECP/SNMP/REST/HTTP/ASCII PARSER/TXT FILE);
  • The RDS can autonomously get data from the Radio Automation System (PS/RT/RT+/TA/MS);
  • Easy RDS page fast setup;
  • RDS 2.0 Ready.

GUI & Monitoring

  • Fully programmable by Web GUI interface, all the browsers are supported;
  • Simple and intuitive GUI, supported by all devices (PC, notebook, tablet, smartphone, etc.);
  • Easy and configurable graphical interface;
  • Multi user web GUI;
  • Map with device geolocation (RX sat or fixed coordinates are required);
  • Web GUI with info bubbles;
  • Monitoring FM Tuner (as an option);
  • RDS Groups data analyser;
  • GUI with led meter bars.

Communications & Management

  • Ethernet/USB/RS232/GPIO connections;
  • Easy WiFi Access - Hot spot WiFi USB to connect directly a wireless device to RDS E3 and RDS E5;
  • SNMP V2c;
  • Possibility to set up to 3 NTP Servers (V1, V2, V3, V4);
  • Possibility to send email to 4 receivers and to set 3 different SMPT servers;
  • IPV4 and IPV6 support (3 addresses IPV4 and 3 addresses IPV6);
  • N°2 RS232 for UECP commands;
  • 6 GPI and 4 Relay Out (all GPIO are fully programmable by the GUI);
  • HTTP, FTP, SNMP, SMTP, UDP, TCP support;
  • Alarms via : TRAP (SNMP), email (SMTP), GPO, HTTP;
  • External GPS support (Time, Date and Geolocation);
  • uSD Card for clone function, for maintenance and easy replace of a faulty unit;
  • Import and export configurations function;
  • PRESET, with load/save/import /export functions;
  • Logs 24/7 with export function;
  • 6 levels of right access managment;
  • Easy configuration page setup with info connection diagrams;
  • REST API available to manage the device;
  • ASCII PARSER interface for easy command line settings;
  • SAMBA SHARE function to connect and get data from an external PC;
  • Multi-user contemporary access.

Monitoring Tuner (options)

  • RF Level measurament;
  • Carrier Offeset;
  • MPX, RDS and Pilot deviations;
  • BLER (Block Error Ratio);
  • RDS Decoder (PI, PS, RT, PTY, RT+,TP,TA, M/S, CT,AF,TMC, EON).

Special featuresBroadcast “All” Your Informations

RDS E3 and RDS E5 are the result of the long-time experience of Axel Technology in RDS encoder development.RDS E3 and RDS E5 can simultaneously receive UECP commands through 4 TCP ports, 4 UDP ports and 2 serial ports, enabling the most demanding network operator to connect all the dynamic sources to the RDS encoder.In addition to the accurate use of the RDS through UECP commands, RDS E3 and RDS E5 enable the end user to benefit from more simple and flexible ways to send information to the encoder by offering: REST API commands, ASCII Parser and SAMBA connection to Radio Playouts.RDS E3 and RDS E5 can automatically get information from the Radio Playouts thus eliminating the need of Middleware Software between the Playout and the RDS encoder.

Opened To The Future

RDS E3 and RDS E5 are RDS 2.0 Ready. Their DSP can generate the multicarrier signal needed for the new RDS standard. Once this standard is defined, with a simple software upgrade the end user will be able to have a RDS 2.0 compliant encoder without any replacement that would vanify the initial investement.

Easy Access

RDS E3 and RDS E5 are fully configurable via WEB interface. Their web server is compatible with all the available web browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Opera, Safari etc.).RDS E3 and RDS E5 supports laptop, tablet and smartphones simplifying the browsing and setting of the device. They have a responsive-kind graphic interface that adapts the viewing mode according to the resolution and position (portrait/landscape) of the current viewing device.The provided WiFi USB dongle creates a specific WiFi hotspot that enables the access to the device without the need of cabled or wireless net.RDS E3 and RDS E5 have 3 IPV4 and 3 IPV6 addresses to ensure simultaneous connection to all the broadcasting and monitoring systems.

Easy Maintenance

Any first-time user can benefit from RDS E3 and RDS E5 simplified settings management.QUICK RDS SETUP is the easier way to set the main RDS parameters.IMPORT/EXPORT and PRESET MANAGER are available for RDS E3 and RDS E5’s advanced management.These functions can be used for the whole device configuration or only for some selectable modules (SYSTEM, RDS, and TUNER).RDS E3 and RDS E5 use a uSD card to create an automatic copy of all the device data when the user changes anything. If the device needs to be replaced or duplicated, the uSD card can be used to clone it.

Monitoring

RDS E3 and RDS E5 are provided with modern GUI (Graphical User Interface) that uses clear elements and useful information. The wide range of the available banners allows the user to monitor any function. The selected banners are always visible in any menu.In the RDS section, a specific area is available for on-air RDS group analysis (static and dynamic) to evaluate services balancing.Thanks to the FM Tuner (as an option), the FM signal can be received and decoded. With this feature it is possible to check MPX, RDS and Pilot deviations, BLER (Block Error Ratio) and RDS Decoder (PI, PS, RT, PTY, RT+,TP, TA, M/S, CT,AF,TMC, EON).

Spec Tech

PSU 
Power Supply90-260 Vac / 47-63 Hz 15W
MPX Input – MPX 
ConnectorUnbalanced on 2 BNC – EMI Suppressed
Input Impedance50K
RDS+MPX Output - MPX 
Outputs number3 (2RDS out + 1 RDS)
ConnectorUnbalanced on 3 BNC – EMI Suppressed
Output Impedance10 Ω
Load Impedance600 Ω or greater
Maximum Load Capacitance5nF
RDS Output Level0 to 8191 mVpp (1 mVpp step)
S/N> 85dB
Carrier Suppression> 85dB
System 
GPIO Inputs/Outputs6 GPI / 4 GPO
Communication Port2xRS232, 3xUSB, 1xLAN
SynchronizationExt(Pilot Mpx)/Int/ Auto
Synchronization MonitoringYes
RDS Level adjustmentDigitally controlled
Phase adjustmentYes, 0 ÷ 359.9°
Separate outputs for RDS+MPX and for RDS onlyYes
Side Chain Mode, Loop through mode, Bypass featureYes
RDS Subcarrier100% Digitally Generated Shape
CENELEC – EN50067 compliant –Yes
Accurate Clock Time (CT) Sync with Internet ConnectionYes
Remote TA actuation for Traffic AnnouncementsYes
GPS module for automatic synchronization of the built-in Real Time Clock (RTC)Optional (USB External)
In-field firmware updateYes
Front-panel Colour TFT DisplayNo (RDS E3) Yes (RDS RDS E5)
Data may be entered on-site with Front-panel knobNo (RDS E3) Yes (RDS RDS E5)
Front Panel Leds40
Operating Temperature0°C ÷ 50°C
RDS Features 
Group supportedAll
Group SequenceConfigurable
PS8 DSN x MAIN+10 PSN
PI8 DSN x MAIN+10 PSN
PIN & PTYRDS/RBDS
AF Method Aup to 1024 (64 lists)
AF Method Bup to 1024 (64 lists)
RTYes, 32 messages
RT rate adjustmentGroup Sequence
RT+ for songs and content taggingYes
TPYes
TA ControlCommand, Software, GPI
PTYNYes
EON10 PSN
CTYes
TMC, EWS, IH, TDCYes
Free Format Groups (FFG)Yes
Open Data Application (ODA)Yes
PS ScrollingYes
Scrolling by characters, by word, auto centre, long words’ truncationYes (Characters – from 1 up to 8)
Communication 
Connection with Automation SoftwareYes
Network Connectivity4 TCP ports / 4 UDP / 1 SNMP
Configuration SoftwareWeb Server, FTP
Password ProtectionYes
ASCII ProtocolConfiguration Messages
REST CommandYes
Embedded SNMP agent for active management tasksYes
Supported Network ProtocolsHTTP, SMTP, UDP, TCP, NTP, FTP
UECP ProtocolEBU SPB490 Ver.7.05
PI CalculatorYes
RDS 2.0 ReadyYes
Dimensions 
Dimensions (W; H; D)485 x 44 x 240 mm
Weight< 3Kg

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