Harris Broadcast announced that it will launch its Platinum VAX Compact Class range of VHF transmitters at the 2013 NAB Show Las Vegas Convention Center.

The new transmitters are based on the company’s compact, power-efficient transmission philosophy to low-power VHF applications for ATSC and worldwide terrestrial standards.

Harris claimed that the Platinum VAX Compact Class series is a solution for any VHF analog or digital power requirements.

The new series is suited for low-power transmitting stations and gap filler applications, and is useful for covering specific regions in extended markets or difficult terrains.

Platinum VAX Compact Class transmitters cover low-power VHF transmissions in a 2RU chassis design, with rack savings of up to 50%, compared to previous-generation transmitters of equivalent power levels.

The new series integrates Harris Broadcast Apex M2X exciters to enable simple modulation changes and analog-to-digital upgrades.

It supports ATSC, DVB-T/T2 and ISDB-Tb among other standards, including DAB radio.