RDS Sign Driver/Receiver
Ever wondered what’s going on with your RDS messaging and hate running out to the car to check? The INOmini 402 is a small form factor RDS Message sign driver and receiver. It tunes the FM full band, taking a station’s now playing RDS text and sends it to a wide variety of large format scrolling “marquee” style signs for display. This conveniently provides for large, continuous, and clear RDS verification of now playing info at station studios, control rooms and external billboards.
* sign pictured sold separately.
Displays and exports PS (Program Service) and RT (Radio Text) messages
Supports most popular LED sign formats
Tunes from 64MHz – 108MHz in 100kHz steps
Provides support for colour and font choosers
Front panel display of RDS presence, Signal Strength, PI Code, RT, PS and more
64.0MHz – 108.0MHz in 100kHz steps
10μV for a solid text display
75-ohm (‘F’ connector) input can accept the down-lead from a rooftop antenna, a simple twin-lead dipole or a random wire, depending on signal strength and reception conditions.
LED Sign Output
Male and female DB9 serial data connectors; communication baud rate is set automatically when the sign type is selected.
Sign Protocols Supported
Inovonics-supplied; NEOPlex Technology; Alpha
Fonts and Colors
Options are selected via the 402 menus, consistent with capabilities of the sign used.
402 Power Requirements
12VDC at 125mA. A ‘bricktype’ (inline) switch mode power supply appropriate to the destination AC mains voltage is provided.
An optional rack adapter accepts up to three INOmini modules in a 1U, 19-inch rack space, or the 402 may easily be fastened to any convenient surface with two small screws.
Size and Weight
1.6”H × 5.5”W × 5.5D; 4 lbs. shipping weight
Continuous operation at ambient temperatures between 32ºF/0ºC and 122ºF/50ºC; 0-95% relative humidity, non-condensing, altitudes to 10,000ft (ca. 3,048 m).