One of the world’s largest manufacturers of AM and FM radio broadcast transmitters has struck a deal that effectively expands its Digital Radio offerings to broadcast customers.
Nautel is agreeing to purchase French technology company Digidia.
The acquisition expands Nautel’s core product lines, which the company says will enhance its expertise in high-power electronics design and digital signal processing.
Digidia was founded in 2005 and has developed design knowledge related to DAB+ and DRM. In addition, the company has created specialized products that address synchronization of radio transmissions for highway projects, or to allow radio reception within a tunnel.
Digidia will continue as a separate entity, serving customers out of its design and manufacturing facility in Rennes, France.
Former shareholders Hermann Zensen, Manuel Billot and Damien Bernard will remain as executives for the two companies.
“We are absolutely excited to welcome the talented Digidia team to the Nautel family,” said Nautel President/CEO Kevin Rodgers. “Nautel has long demonstrated its passion for digital radio with its leadership in HD Radio transmission solutions. With the addition of the Digidia’s design capabilities, DAB+ and DRM solutions, Nautel is underlining its commitment to all major digital radio transmission standards. By adding Digidia’s offerings together with Nautel’s existing transmission products we will be able to better serve an even larger base of customers worldwide.”
Zensen, who is a Digidia Sales Manager, added, “We believe this is a perfect partnership that makes more resources and opportunities available for our Digidia team and allows us to better serve our customers.”