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Broadcast Partners is the largest service provider in the Netherlands and Belgium and serves dozens of public and commercial radio stations. The company uses combinations of the Elenos ETG Indium FM transmitter because it is reliable and has a very high energy efficiency level.
The company says network operators must deal with a dynamic and volatile energy market. “A high-efficiency transmitter product helps us lower the operational costs of our FM networks,” said Werner de Schepper, CTO of Broadcast Partners.
The flat landscape in the Netherlands is a bonus for FM broadcasters – they can serve a large part of the country with a single transmitter station on the condition that a frequency diagram allows it, that sufficient transmitter power is available, and the antenna system is installed high enough. For example, one 12-layer antenna system on a 330-meter tower in the center of the Netherlands serves almost 70% of the country, including major cities like Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht and The Hague.
Such reach comes with a lot of responsibility. “We provide reliable radio distribution around the clock for a lot of radio stations, and therefore we have to deploy high-quality products that we can rely on,” said de Schepper. “We use Elenos transmitters to provide that.”