Introducing Nautel’s New CTO


TORONTO — The leader of Nautel‘s Digital Systems team has been promoted to the Nova Scotia-based company’s Chief Technology Officer role.

In his new role, Philipp Schmid will lead research teams in the development of new technologies for broadcast, navigation, sonar and high-power RF applications.

Schmid will remain active in select engineering projects and will also continue his role as a passionate voice for the advancement of digital transmission technologies.

Schmid has been with Nautel for 14 years and has earned multiple patents. He was recognized in 2017 by the NAB for “best paper” at the BEITC (Broadcast Engineering and Information Technology Conference). The award-winning presentation covered research on Single Frequency Networks (SFN) for HD Radio.

Schmid was the first to investigate peak to average power reduction for hybrid HD Radio transmission, which led to Nautel’s patented HD PowerBoost technology. Recent projects include research and testing of all-digital AM (DRM & HD Radio); extended HD Radio FM service modes; Nautel HD Multiplex, with up to 15 HD channels on one transmitter; and the development of IP STL technologies for HD Radio.

Nautel CEO Kevin Rodgers said, “This new role both recognizes his contribution to Nautel and positions Nautel and Philipp to continue to lead the industry in digital radio technologies as they are adopted globally.”

— Carina Newton