Broadcast Tech & Engineering News – Dielectric unveils innovation to resolve bandwidth limitations

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Dielectric FM pylon antenna

ADVERTORIAL: The vast majority of UHF North American broadcast antennas today are slotted cylinder pylon antennas, which offer benefits including smaller tower footprints, fewer parts, lower windload and superior pattern flexibility. Unfortunately for radio broadcasters, their narrow bandwidth characteristics were impractical for passing full-band FM signals. Just in time for the 2022 NAB Show and the company’s 80th year in business, Dielectric has unveiled its innovation to resolve these bandwidth limitations with the FMP family of FM pylon antennas. Dielectric will demonstrate its benefits in Booth W7107 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, April 24-27. David Rusch discusses how these advances were realized with Dielectric President Keith Pelletier.

NextGen Video Information Systems Alliance (NVISA) will demonstrate the latest innovations and developments related to NextGen TV and the implementation of ATSC 3.0 at the 2022 NAB Show. NVISA is a worldwide coalition of developers and manufacturers working to accelerate the industry’s evolution toward next-generation broadcast and OTT television systems. A complete list of NVISA member exhibitors and speakers is available in the NVISA NAB 2022 Show Guide.

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