Looking for ways to cut down the electric bill?
At the 2017 NAB Show, you’ll get the chance to consider a just-launched solar-powered FM retransmitter, courtesy of WorldCast Systems.
Offering hybrid AC power, the SOLAR FM can broadcast for up to 10 hours more than 6 miles on solar power alone.
Designed for areas with limited electrical infrastructure or for temporary installations, the SOLAR FM retransmitter can receive audio from a number of different sources, such as its inbuilt satellite and FM receivers or analog and AES inputs.
A dedicated smartphone app provides full configuration capabilities and also enables daily scheduling of operations to make best use of solar power when available and rely on the AC connection, when not.
“Designed to be versatile, easy to mount, and highly resilient when operating in difficult environments, the SOLAR FM is supplied as a turnkey system with solar panel, FM antennas, satellite dish or antenna and the robust FM transmitter,” WorldCast says.
A NiMH battery and built-in smart battery management system help optimize the amount of time a broadcaster can stay on air.
The Solar FM will be showcased at the WorldCast Systems’ NAB 2017 booth, N8924.