Nautel Buys Digidia for DAB+, DRM and Synchronous FM Technology

Nautel has announced that it has acquired ownership of France-based technology company Digidia. The addition expands Nautel’s existing Digital Radio offerings to broadcast customers.

The acquisition expands Nautel’s core product lines, enhancing the company’s extensive expertise in high-power electronics design and digital signal processing. Digidia, founded in 2005, has developed rare design knowledge related to DAB+ and DRM. In addition, the company has created specialised solutions that address synchronisation of radio transmissions for highway projects or to allow radio reception within Europe’s numerous mountain tunnels. Digidia will continue as a separate entity, serving its customers out of its fully integrated 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 Kevin Rodgers, Nautel President and CEO. “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.”

“Nautel has achieved exceptional customer acceptance for its line of broadcast transmitters and innovative digital radio,” said Hermann Zensen, Sales Manager, on behalf of the Digidia management team. “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.”

Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

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