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UECP Compatible RDS/RBDS Encoder with LAN & USB Connectivity

Fully-functional, Dynamic RDS/RBDS Encoder

The DEVA Broadcast SmartGen 4.1 is a full-fledged RDS/RBDS encoder that supports both European CENELEC and United States NRSC standards. It supports all service IDs and offers simultaneous scrolling-PS and RadioText messaging. SmartGen 4.1 is fully compatible with the latest UECP EBU SPB490 Version 7.05. It supports the interactive function RT+ for song tagging without a compromise. Based on the latest RDS technology, the SmartGen 4.1 is fully digitally designed for 24/7/365 operation. Thus, SmartGen 4.1 is the most cost-effective solution for sending TMC and EWS Services.

In addition, DEVA Broadcast SmartGen 4.1 gives dynamic, on-the-fly programming access with its built-in USB, TCP/IP, and UDP/IP interfaces. This connectivity permits full integration of RDS/RBDS transmissions with the station’s other networked functions, including message streaming for digital radio and Webcasting. Furthermore, the SmartGen 4.1 encoder provides a full loop-through interface for connection to your existing broadcast chain. The DEVA Broadcast SmartGen 4.1 can ‘parse’ scrolling text, automatically breaking the phrases into word groups.


Based on our more than 15 years of experience in the RDS field, we developed the SmartGen RDS/RBDS Encoders Manager as dedicated software for full management of our high-end RDS Encoders range as regards the latest updates of the UECP EBU SPB490 Version 7.05

Supporting Interfaces

Furthermore, it supports a wide range of interfaces such as RS-232, USB and LAN. The SmartGen Manager has “Basic RDS” and “Advanced RDS” programming interfaces. Using its “Basic” Mode, you can easily programme all main RDS parameters into the non-volatile memory of the RDS Encoder. Also, the interactive simulator shows the outgoing scrolling messages exactly as they are displayed to the listeners.

The SmartGen RDS/RBDS Encoders Manager has all the functionalities required to drive any parameter by the latest version of the UECP EBU SPB490 Version 7.05. Its visual and self-guided user interface makes the UECP advanced programming of the SmartGen Encoders easy and user-friendly.

  • Supports European CENELEC and United States NRSC standards
  • Attractive price and very good price-performance ratio
  • Supports RT+ for songs and content tagging
  • PS & Radio Text Scrolling Options
  • Supports TMC (Traffic Message Channel)
  • Compatible with EWS (Emergency Warning System)
  • Embedded WEB server for interactive supervision
  • Fully Digital Synthesis of RDS signal
  • Fully compatible with UECP EBU SPB490 Version 7.05
  • MPX Loopthrough & Sidechain Modes
  • Internal or external Pilot / MPX synchronisation
  • Very Intuitive UECP Configuration Software
  • Remote RDS viewer to visualize broadcasted data
  • Proved and reliable hardware for 24/7/365 operating
  • Easy Installation and Setup
  • LAN & USB Programming Interfaces
  • Remote configuration via ASCII or UECP through LAN or USB
  • Interfaces with all popular radio automation systems
  • Built-in dedicated 19kHz source for internal sync
  • Built-in failsafe bypass relay
  • Includes the TA function for traffic message priority override
  • Works with any FM exciter and stereo generator
  • SNTP for automatic synchronization of the built-in clock
  • Internal data diagnostics and transmission safeguards
  • Real time clock Schedules for Scrolling Text and text lists
  • 19" Professional Case for high RF immunity

Technical Specifications

Power Supply:Internal 100 - 240V; 50 - 60Hz
Pilot/MPX Input:Yes
MPX/RDS Output:0 to 4095 mV
Communication Port:USB, LAN
Synchronization:External (Pilot or MPX) / Internal / Auto
Synchronization Monitoring:Yes
RDS Level adjustment:Digitally controlled
Phase adjustment:Yes, 0 ÷ 359.9°
Separate outputs for RDS+MPX and for RDS only:No
Command to activate the RDS SCA:Yes
Side Chain Mode, Loop through mode, Bypass feature:Yes
RDS Subcarrier:100% Digitally Generated Shape / Bypass: 0 dB
Pilot synchronization:Input Level: -50dBu to +12dBu / Frequency: 19kHz, ±3Hz
EN50067 compliant:Yes
Accurate Clock Time (CT) Sync with Internet Connection:Yes
Remote TA actuation for Traffic Announcements:Yes
GPS module for automatic synchronization of the built-in clock:No
Fully independent RDS decoder for self-monitoring purposes:No
Firmware can be upgraded in the field:Yes
Front-panel LCD displays all programmed data:No
Data may be entered on-site with Front-panel Buttons:No
Operating Temperature:0°C ÷ 55°C

RDS Features

Group supported:All
Group Sequence:Configurable
PS:4 DSN x 4 PSN
PI:4 DSN x 4 PSN
AF Method A:25
AF Method B:up to 50
RT:Yes, 5 messages
RT rate adjustment:Group Sequence
RT+ for songs and content tagging:Yes
TA Control:Command, Software
Free Format Groups (FFG):Yes
Open Data Application (ODA):Yes
64-character Dynamic PS shown on all RDS/RBDS Radios:Yes
Auto "parses" long messages for best text display:Yes
Scrolling by character:from 1 up to 8
Scrolling by word, Auto centering, Truncate long words:Yes


Communication Interfaces:USB, LAN
Connection with Automation Software:Yes
Network Connectivity:2 TCP ports; 2 UDP ports
Configuration:Embeded Web Server, SmartGen Manager
Password Protection:Yes
ASCII Protocol:Yes
Alert notifications on user-defined events via SNMP traps or E-mails:No
Embedded SNMP agent permitting active management tasks:No
Custom HTML formatted E-mail templates with dynamic variables:No
Supported Network Protocols::HTTP, SNTP, UDP, TCP, UPnP
UECP Protocol:Fully compliant with EBU SPB490 Ver.7.05
PI <=> CALL Calculator:Yes
Remote Display:Yes
Supplied with Intuitive Software:Yes
Comes with 2-years Limited Warranty:Yes

Size and Weight

Dimensions (W;H;D):485 x 44 x 180 mm
Shipping Weight:540 x 115 x 300 mm / 2.1kg
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DEVA Broadcast SmartGen 4.1


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