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WorldCast Systems: LPFM transmitter makes show debut

The new Ecreso FM 300W Transmitter has been unveiled at IBC2014.

Designed for low power FM broadcasting, the compact professional transmission platform is the latest addition to the Ecreso FM range. A full 10 year warranty is included, due to recent improvements in the transmitters’ onboard recording capabilities, according to WorldCast.

The transmitter features a direct-to-channel digital modulator, as well as a sixth Generation Mosfet in the integrated amplifier. WorldCast claims the latter provides efficiency of up to 70% to enable broadcasters to minimise operational costs. Other key functionality includes management by TCP/IP and SNMP, auto failover, audio back-up and integrated functions such as a stereo encoder, FM limiter and RDS encoder.

In terms of control and information, the Ecreso 300W offers an Advanced Metering Interface, or AMI, which provides users with a realtime dashboard to show exactly how the transmitter is performing, with results from on-board instrumentation delivered in a clear panel.

For broadcasters who do not have teams of maintenance engineers at their disposal, the Ecreso FM 300W Transmitter also offers a subscription-based service which provides proactive maintenance guidance and information to ensure that the system is run in optimum conditions. This EMR (Expert Maintenance Reporting) service delivers regular reports on the status of key parameters such as temperature, current, voltage and on the performance and lifespan of components such as the fan and power supply of the transmitter. With detailed logging and trend analysis, WorldCast said EMR is able to identify slow-burning problems, issuing warnings well in advance to allow for corrective action to be taken.

Ecreso also offers transmitters in Dual Drive, 1+1 and N+1 configurations, and power levels from 20W to 10,000W. Compact systems are available up to 2,000W.