Nexstar Contracts With Acrodyne to Replace Transmitters

Acrodyne Industries Inc. (Ai) has scored a contract worth more than $9 million to provide the Pennsylvania-based Nexstar Broadcasting Group with digital and analog transmitters.

Acrodyne will supply 14 low-power UHF DTV solid-state transmitters and two low-power VHF DTV solid-state transmitters for Nexstar's initial digital implementation. Some of the transmitters will be solid-state units manufactured by Rohde & Schwarz, and others will be units from the Ai Quantum IOT-equipped transmitter series. The agreement included 14 future Quantum transmitter upgrades with output power up to a 50-kW average for digital transmission. Nexstar also contracted for two Quantum analog high-power UHF transmitters.