SmartGen 3.1

Basic RDS/RBDS Encoder

Reliable, Easy-to-use, Transmitting Excellence

The SmartGen 3.1 can transmit all the basic RDS information plus, at your option: decoder information, music/speech flags, PS and radio text scrolling options, a fully digital synthesis of the RDS signal, and two types of operating modes – Loop-through & Side-chain.

The USB connectivity makes the programming of the non-volatile memory very simple - a dedicated and intuitive Windows® interface has been included on the CD-ROM, which comes with the SmartGen 3.1 encoder. After completing the programming procedure, the unit can be disconnected and re-installed at the transmitter site. Using the SmartGen Basic RDS/RBDS Encoders Manager, all the RDS programming information can be saved as a file before, after, or instead of sending the information to the encoder. This could be very useful when various programming segments throughout the broadcast day have program-specific RDS settings or messages, or for changing advertising or station promos at random.

Reliable, Easy-to-use, Transmitting Excellence
  • Very Attractive Price
  • Very Good Price-Performance Ratio
  • PS & Radio Text Scrolling Options
  • Fully Digital Synthesis of RDS signal
  • MPX Loopthrough & Sidechain Modes
  • Internal or external Pilot / MPX Synchronisation
  • Very Intuitive Windows Configuration Software
  • Proved and reliable hardware for 24/7/365 operating
  • Built-in dedicated 19kHz source for internal sync
  • Works with any FM exciter and stereo generator
  • Supports both RDS & RBDS standards
  • Easy Installation and Setup
  • USB Programming Interfaces
  • Built-in failsafe bypass relay
  • 19" Case for high RF immunity

SmartGen 3.1 Encoder is a quick and inexpensive way to have an RDS/RBDS included. The SmartGen 3.1 is able to transmit basic RDS information such as the Program Service name(PS), Program Identification(PI), Alternative Frequencies(AF), Program Type(PTY). Decoder Information and Music / Speech flag are also supported. USB connectivity makes it easy to program the non-volatile memory using any PC and the supplied Windows® software. After programming, the unit should be disconnected and re-installed on the transmitter site. Though it is not capable of "dynamic" messaging of the song titles, SmartGen 3.1 will identify your station by format and will display your station's "street name", continuously transmitting any station promo or advertising messages to your listeners.


Based on our more than 15 years of experience in the RDS field, the SmartGen Basic RDS/RBDS Encoders Manager was developed as a dedicated software for full management of our Basic RDS Encoders range as regards to the latest updates of the RDS/RBDS Standards.

Technical Specifications
Pilot/MPX InputYes
MPX/RDS Output0 to 3199 mV
Communication PortUSB
SynchronizationExternal (Pilot or MPX) / Internal / Auto
Synchronization MonitoringNo
RDS Level adjustmentwith trim pot
Phase adjustmentYes
Separate outputs for RDS+MPX and for RDS onlyNo
Command to activate the RDS SCANo
Side Chain Mode, Loop through mode, Bypass featureYes
RDS Subcarrier100% Digitally Generated Shape / Bypass: 0 dB
Pilot synchronizationInput Level: -50dBu to +12dBu / Frequency: 19kHz, ±3Hz
EN50067 compliantYes
Accurate Clock Time (CT) Sync with Internet ConnectionNo
Remote TA actuation for Traffic AnnouncementsNo
GPS module for automatic synchronization of the built-in clockNo
Fully independent RDS decoder for self-monitoring purposesNo
Firmware can be upgraded in the fieldNo
Front-panel LCD displays all programmed dataNo
Data may be entered on-site with Front-panel ButtonsNo
Operating Temperature0°C ÷ 55°C
RDS Features
Group supported0A, 2A
Group SequenceFixed
AF Method A7
AF Method BNo
RTYes, 1 message
RT rate adjustmentYes
RT+ for songs and content taggingNo
TA ControlSoftware
Free Format Groups (FFG)No
Open Data Application (ODA)No
64-character Dynamic PS shown on all RDS/RBDS RadiosYes
Auto "parses" long messages for best text displayYes
Scrolling by characterfrom 1 up to 8
Scrolling by word, Auto centering, Truncate long wordsYes
Communication InterfacesUSB
Connection with Automation SoftwareNo
Network ConnectivityNo
Password ProtectionNo
ASCII ProtocolYes
Alert notifications on user-defined events via SNMP traps or E-mailsNo
Embedded SNMP agent permitting active management tasksNo
Custom HTML formatted E-mail templates with dynamic variablesNo
Supported Network Protocols:No
UECP ProtocolNo
PI <=> CALL CalculatorYes
Remote DisplayNo
Supplied with Intuitive SoftwareYes
Comes with 2-years Limited WarrantyYes
VoltageInternal 100 - 240V; 50 - 60Hz
Power Consumption5VA
ConnectorIEC320, Fused and EMI-suppressed
Size and Weight
Dimensions (W;H;D)485 x 44 x 130 mm
Shipping Weight540 x 115 x 300 mm / 2.050 kg
HS Code8527212000
Frequently Asked Questions