SmartGen 5.0 - DEVA

UECP Compatible RDS/RBDS Encoder with LAN, USB & RS-232 Connectivity

UECP Compatible, Enhanced RDS/RBDS Encoder

SmartGen 5.0 is the result of the “Keep It Simple” principle. The unit supports all RDS applications in conformity with European CENELEC and United States NRSC standards, and it is fully compatible with UECP EBU SPB490 Version 7.05. Thus it allows the various functions like the RDS levels, the RDS injection level, and remote phase to be controlled via UECP over the Internet.

The SmartGen 5.0 can be controlled by RS-232, USB, LAN, WAN, or via the Internet, on a global level. The most common settings can be changed in a Web interface. For more advanced settings the unit can be controlled by the user-friendly “SmartGen RDS/RDBS Encoder Manager.”

The RDS encoder can perform all the operations expected by a device of this high-class - from a simple configuration for a local radio station to a complex RDS configuration with ODA, EON and TMC implementations for several radio stations. In addition, the interactive function RT+ for song tagging is also fully supported.

UECP Compatible, Enhanced RDS/RBDS Encoder
  • Supports European CENELEC and United States NRSC standards
  • Attractive price and very good price-performance ratio
  • Supports RT+ for songs and content tagging
  • PS & Radio Text Scrolling Options
  • Supports TMC (Traffic Message Channel)
  • Compatible with EWS (Emergency Warning System)
  • Embedded WEB server for interactive supervision
  • Fully Digital Synthesis of RDS signal
  • Fully compatible with UECP EBU SPB490 Version 7.05
  • MPX Loopthrough & Sidechain Modes
  • Internal or external Pilot / MPX synchronisation
  • Front panel LCD Display and Buttons for operating without a computer
  • Displays outgoing scrolling messages exactly as seen by listener
  • Very Intuitive UECP Configuration Software
  • Remote RDS viewer to visualize broadcasted data
  • Proved and reliable hardware for 24/7/365 operating
  • Easy Installation and Setup
  • LAN, USB & RS-232 Interfaces
  • Remote configuration via ASCII or UECP through RS232, LAN, USB
  • Interfaces with all popular radio automation systems
  • Built-in dedicated 19kHz source for internal sync
  • Built-in failsafe bypass relay
  • Tally port for Traffic Announcement switching
  • Includes the TA function for traffic message priority override
  • 4 General Purpose Outputs
  • Works with any FM exciter and stereo generator
  • SNTP for automatic synchronization of the built-in clock
  • Internal data diagnostics and transmission safeguards
  • Real time clock Schedules for Scrolling Text and text lists
  • 19" Professional Case for high RF immunity

The SmartGen 5 encoder has all the features you would ever need from an RDS encoder and it comes at a fantastic price. SmartGen 5 supports all RDS Applications in conformity with European CENELEC and United States NRSC standards and it is fully compatible with UECP EBU SPB490 Version 7.05

The interactive function RT+ for song tagging is fully supported without compromise. The SmartGen 5 can ’parse’ scrolling text, automatically breaking phrases into word groups. Based on the latest RDS technology, the SmartGen 5 is fully digitally designed for 24/7/365 operation. The SmartGen 5 is a cost-effective solution for sending of TMC and EWS Services. The front-panel LCD displays setup parameters without the need of an on-site computer, and also shows the incoming raw data from station automation as well as exactly what the listener sees displayed on his radio.

Supplied with free of charge, dedicated programming software “SmartGen RDS/RBDS Encoders Manager”, this encoder programming is simple and foolproof like never before. SmartGen 5 comes with an Embedded WEB Server for remote and easy programming and supervision. SmartGen 5 gives dynamic programming access with its built-in RS232, USB, TCP/IP, UDP/IP interfaces. This connectivity permits full integration of RDS/RBDS transmissions with the station’s other networked functions like message streams for Webcasting or Digital Radio. The SmartGen 5 encoder provides a full loopthrough interface for connection to your existing broadcast chain.


Based on our more than 15 years experience in the RDS field, the SmartGen RDS/RBDS Encoders Manager was developed as a dedicated software for full management of our high-end RDS Encoders range in regards to the latest updates of the UECP EBU SPB490 Version 7.05

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Caractéristiques principales

Chassis Dimensions 1U x 19" x 7" ; 44 x 485 x 178mm
Shipping Weight 3kg
Power Supply Internal, 115V or 230V
Pilot/MPX Input Yes
MPX/RDS Output 0 to 4095 mV
Inputs/Outputs 4 GPO, TA Input
Communication Port RS232, USB, LAN
Synchronization External (Pilot or MPX) / Internal / Auto
Synchronization Monitoring Yes
RDS Level adjustment Digitally controlled
Phase adjustment Yes, 0 ÷ 359.9°
Separate outputs for RDS+MPX and for RDS only No
Command to activate the RDS SCA Yes
Side Chain Mode, Loop through mode, Bypass feature Yes
RDS Subcarrier 100% Digitally Generated Shape / Bypass : 0 dB
Pilot synchronization Input Level : -50dBu to +12dBu / Frequency : 19kHz, ±3Hz
EN50067 compliant Yes
Accurate Clock Time (CT) Sync with Internet Connection Yes
Remote TA actuation for Traffic Announcements Yes
GPS module for automatic synchronization of the built-in clock No
Fully independent RDS decoder for self-monitoring purposes No
Firmware can be upgraded in the field Yes
Front-panel LCD displays all programmed data Yes
Data may be entered on-site with Front-panel Buttons Yes
Operating Temperature 0°C ÷ 55°C
RDS Features
Group supported All
Group Sequence Configurable
PS 6 DSN x 4 PSN
PI 6 DSN x 4 PSN
AF Method A 25
AF Method B up to 100
RT Yes, 10 messages
RT rate adjustment Group Sequence
RT+ for songs and content tagging Yes
TP Yes
TA Control Command, Contact closure, Software
CT Yes
Free Format Groups (FFG) Yes
Open Data Application (ODA) Yes
64-character Dynamic PS shown on all RDS/RBDS Radios Yes
Auto "parses" long messages for best text display Yes
Scrolling by character from 1 up to 8
Scrolling by word, Auto centering, Truncate long words Yes
Communication Interfaces RS232, USB, LAN
Connection with Automation Software Yes
Network Connectivity 2 TCP ports ; 2 UDP ports
Scheduler Yes
Configuration Embeded Web Server, SmartGen Manager
Password Protection Yes
ASCII Protocol Yes
Alert notifications on user-defined events via SNMP traps or E-mails No
Embedded SNMP agent permitting active management tasks No
Custom HTML formatted E-mail templates with dynamic variables No
Supported Network Protocols : HTTP, SNTP, UDP, TCP, UPnP
UECP Protocol Fully compliant with EBU SPB490 Ver.7.05
PI <=> CALL Calculator Yes
Remote Display Yes
Supplied with Intuitive Software Yes
Comes with 2-years Limited Warranty Yes

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