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SmartGen 5.0 – RDS / RBDS Encoder

UECP Compatible RDS/RBDS Encoder with LAN, USB & RS-232 Connectivity

The DEVA Broadcast SmartGen 5.0 encoder has all the features you would ever need from an RDS encoder and it comes at a fantastic price. SmartGen 5 supports all RDS Applications in conformity with European CENELEC and United States NRSC standards and it is fully compatible with UECP EBU SPB490 Version 7.05

It fully supports the interactive function RT+ for song tagging without compromise. The DEVA Broadcast SmartGen 5.0 can ‘parse’ scrolling text, automatically breaking phrases into word groups. Based on the latest RDS technology, the DEVA Broadcast SmartGen 5.0 has a fully digitally design for 24/7/365 operation. Furthermore, the DEVA Broadcast SmartGen 5.0 is a cost-effective solution for sending TMC and EWS Services. The front-panel LCD displays setup parameters without the need for an on-site computer, and also shows the incoming raw data from station automation. However, this is exactly what the listener sees displayed on his radio.

Supplied with free of charge, dedicated programming software “SmartGen RDS/RBDS Encoders Manager”, this encoder programming is simple. It is also foolproof like never before. DEVA Broadcast SmartGen 5.0 comes with an Embedded WEB Server for remote and easy programming and supervision. SmartGen 5 gives dynamic programming access with its built-in RS232, USB, TCP/IP and UDP/IP interfaces. This connectivity permits full integration of RDS/RBDS transmissions. It does this with the station’s other networked functions like message streams for Webcasting or Digital Radio. The SmartGen 5 encoder provides a full loop through the interface for connection to your existing broadcast chain.


DEVA has garnered more than 15 years of experience in the RDS field. The SmartGen RDS/RBDS Encoders Manager was developed as dedicated software. Though, it is beneficial for full management of our high-end RDS Encoders range in regards to the latest updates of the UECP EBU SPB490 Version 7.05. Thus, it is an excellent tool.

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. The interactive simulator shows the outgoing scrolling messages exactly as they are seen displayed to the listeners. This is a great feature.

In addition, 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. Also, 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 Loop through & Sidechain Modes
  • Internal or external Pilot / MPX synchronisation
  • Front panel LCD Display and Buttons for operating without a computer
  • Displays outgoing scrolling messages exactly as seen by the listener
  • 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 & RS-232 Interfaces
  • Remote configuration via ASCII or UECP through RS232, LAN, USB
  • Interfaces with all popular radio automation systems
  • Built-in dedicated 19kHz source for internal sync
  • Built-in failsafe bypass relay
  • Tally port for Traffic Announcement switching
  • Includes the TA function for traffic message priority override
  • 4 General Purpose Outputs
  • 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, 115V or 230V
Pilot/MPX Input:Yes
MPX/RDS Output:0 to 4095 mV
Inputs/Outputs:4 GPO, TA Input
Communication Port:RS232, 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:Yes
Data may be entered on-site with Front-panel Buttons:Yes
Operating Temperature:0°C ÷ 55°C

RDS Features

Group supported:All
Group Sequence:Configurable
PS:6 DSN x 4 PSN
PI:6 DSN x 4 PSN
AF Method A:25
AF Method B:up to 100
RT:Yes, 10 messages
RT rate adjustment:Group Sequence
RT+ for songs and content tagging:Yes
TA Control:Command, Contact closure, 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 centring, Truncate long words:Yes


Communication Interfaces:RS232, 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-year Limited Warranty:Yes

Size and Weight

Dimensions (W;H;D):485 x 44 x 180 mm
Shipping Weight:540 x 115 x 300 mm / 2.5kg
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