Shulins Solutions, known for its monitor, control and protection products for use at transmission sites and its broadcast consulting services, has completed the installation of its Stellar Eclipse broadcast site monitor and protection system.
It includes VSWR Sentinel to protect four FM radio stations and their shared antenna and combining systems.
Shared common antenna sites often with complex combining networks demand monitoring and protection beyond a simple remote control. To protect these significant investments, broadcasters need a proactive solution to not only provide next level of monitoring, logging and control, but a comprehensive VSWR system for maximum protection.
According to Shulins, Stellar Eclipse with VSWR Sentinel technology was installed to protect and monitor transmission system operations by constantly monitoring the VSWR on all inputs and outputs to the combiner system and refreshing these values many times every second. Anytime a VSWR is detected that exceeds a preset threshold, hard relay interlock
relays are controlled that can open interlocks on connected transmitters. RF power is then removed from the system when an unsafe condition exists, thereby saving the systems from costly damage.
Stellar Ellipse also provides unique cloud-based monitoring of many shared systems often overlooked in an individual stations remote control, Shulins adds.
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