Nucomm Newscaster DR Diversity Receiver Lifts Off With New Upgraded DR 2 Model

Nucomm will introduce its
Newscaster DR 2 diversity receiver at the 2009 NAB Show. An updated model of its
industry-leading predecessor, the Newscaster
DR offers new features including a split box and the
ability to receive UHF digital signals in the 150- to 850-MHz band.

Since the DR 2 can receive
lower-frequency UHF digital signals, the unit works with external block downconverters (BDC). The DR 2 can be supplied with BDCs that can receive a wide
range of frequencies from 1.99 to 7.1 GHz, depending on customer
requirements.

“The architecture of the DR 2 offers communication between the external BDCs
and the main receive unit, enabling the system to operate in different modes,
such as wideband, tuned 1, or tuned 2 modes, providing our customers with far
more flexibility than similar systems on the market,” says RF Systems President
Stephen Shpock.

The DR 2 is equipped with
four RF inputs that communicate directly to the external BDCs, which form a
maximum ratio combination that offers up to four input-diversity receive
signals. In using the external BDC, the Newscaster DR 2’s receive antennas can
be remotely mounted at a distance from the main unit. It is outfitted with an
integrated COFDM demodulator, an MPEG-2 HD/SD decoder, internal power supply, an
integrated spectrum analyzer, and an on-screen display.

Nucomm is a leading provider
of digital and analog microwave systems for the broadcast industry and the common-carrier, cable, government, military, and international marketplace. For more
information about the Newscaster DR 2, visit www.nucomm.com.