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SmartGen RDS/RBDS Encoders Comparison Table

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS SmartGen Micro SmartGen Mini SmartGen 3.1 SmartGen 4.1 SmartGen 5.0
Chassis Dimensions 4.72" x 4.06" x 1.2"
120 x 103 x 31mm
4.72" x 4.06" x 1.2"
120 x 103 x 31mm
1U x 19" x 5"
44 x 485 x 130mm
1U x 19" x 5"
44 x 485 x 130mm
1U x 19" x 7"
44 x 485 x 178mm
Shipping Weight 1kg 1kg 2kg 2kg 3kg
Power Supply External, 12V / 0.5A External, 12V / 0.5A Internal 100 - 240V
50 - 60Hz
Internal 100 - 240V
50 - 60Hz
Internal, 115V or 230V
Pilot/MPX Input Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
MPX/RDS Output 0 to 3199 mV 0 to 4095 mV 0 to 3199 mV 0 to 4095 mV 0 to 4095 mV
Inputs/Outputs No No No No 4 GPO, TA Input
Communication Port USB USB, LAN USB USB, LAN RS232, USB, LAN
Synchronization External (Pilot or MPX) / Internal / Auto
Synchronization Monitoring No Yes No Yes Yes
RDS Level adjustment With trim pot Digitally controlled With trim pot Digitally controlled Digitally controlled
Phase adjustment Yes Yes, 0 ÷ 359.9° Yes Yes, 0 ÷ 359.9° Yes, 0 ÷ 359.9°
Command to activate the RDS SCA No Yes No Yes Yes
Side Chain Mode, Loop through mode, Bypass feature No Yes No Yes Yes
RDS Subcarrier 100% Digitally Generated Shape / Bypass: 0 dB
Pilot synchronization Input Level: -50dBu to +12dBu / Frequency: 19kHz, ±3Hz
EN50067 compliant Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Accurate Clock Time (CT) Sync with Internet Connection No Yes No Yes Yes
Remote TA actuation for Traffic Announcements No Yes No Yes Yes
Firmware can be upgraded in the field No Yes No Yes Yes
Front-panel LCD displays all programmed data No No No No Yes
Data may be entered on-site with Front-panel Buttons No No No No Yes
Operating Temperature 0°C ÷ 55°C 0°C ÷ 55°C 0°C ÷ 55°C 0°C ÷ 55°C 0°C ÷ 55°C
RDS FEATURES SmartGen Micro SmartGen Mini SmartGen 3.1 SmartGen 4.1 SmartGen 5.0
Group supported 0A, 2A All 0A, 2A All All
Group Sequence Fixed Configurable Fixed Configurable Configurable
PS 1 4 DSN x 4 PSN 1 4 DSN x 4 PSN 6 DSN x 4 PSN
PI 1 4 DSN x 4 PSN 1 4 DSN x 4 PSN 6 DSN x 4 PSN
PTY RDS/RBDS RDS/RBDS RDS/RBDS RDS/RBDS RDS/RBDS
AF Method A 7 25 7 25 25
AF Method B No Up to 50 No Up to 50 Up to 100
RT Yes, 1 message Yes, 5 messages Yes, 1 message Yes, 5 messages Yes, 10 messages
RT rate adjustment Yes Group Sequence Yes Group Sequence Group Sequence
RT+ for songs and content tagging No Yes No Yes Yes
TP Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
TA Control Software Command,
Software
Software Command,
Software
Command,
Contact closure,
Software
PTYN No Yes No Yes Yes
EON No 4 PSN No 4 PSN 4 PSN
CT Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
TMC, EWS, IH, TDC No Yes No Yes Yes
Free Format Groups (FFG) No Yes No Yes Yes
Open Data Application (ODA) No Yes No Yes Yes
64-character Dynamic PS shown on all RDS/RBDS Radios Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Auto "parses" long messages for best text display Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Scrolling by character from 1 up to 8 from 1 up to 8 from 1 up to 8 from 1 up to 8 from 1 up to 8
Scrolling by word, Auto centering, Truncate long words Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
COMMUNICATION SmartGen Micro SmartGen Mini SmartGen 3.1 SmartGen 4.1 SmartGen 5.0
Communication Interfaces USB USB, LAN USB USB, LAN RS232, USB, LAN
Connection with Automation Software No Yes No Yes Yes
Network Connectivity No 2 TCP ports
2 UDP ports
No 2 TCP ports
2 UDP ports
2 TCP ports
2 UDP ports
Scheduler No Yes No Yes Yes
Configuration Software Embeded Web Server, SmartGen Manager Software Embeded Web Server, SmartGen Manager Embeded Web Server, SmartGen Manager
Password Protection No Yes No Yes Yes
ASCII Protocol Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
UDP, TCP, HTTP, SNTP No Yes No Yes Yes
UECP Protocol No Fully compliant with EBU SPB490 Ver.7.05 No Fully compliant with EBU SPB490 Ver.7.05 Fully compliant with EBU SPB490 Ver.7.05
PI <=> CALL Calculator Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Remote Display No Yes No Yes Yes
Supplied with Intuitive Software Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Comes with 2-years Limited Warranty Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Accepts both ASCII and UECP Command Sets No Yes No Yes Yes