Angolan multi-platform media group Rede Girassol selected Italian transmitter manufacturer Elenos to provide complete transmission solutions to launch its new FM station in Luanda, including an Elenos Indium ET10000, 10 kW high-efficiency solid-state FM transmitter.
Elenos partner, Sitemaster, worked closely with Girassol FM for planning, installing and commissioning services. “The climate of Luanda means reducing air conditioning loads and energy consumption of the radio station are critically important,” said Miguel Rio from Sitemaster. “Elenos’ icefet technology delivers ultra-high energy efficiency and long-term cool operation, which substantially lowers cooling and electricity costs for Girassol FM.”
All Elenos transmitters employ several unique features the company says deliver long-term, reliable operation. All circuit boards have a special coating and an aluminum chassis to protect from corrosion and provide reliability. Redundant fans ensure ample airflow for cool operations, and the exclusive lifeXtender control algorithm keeps the transmitter operating at the highest safe power level, even in the event of total fan failure.
“We are pleased to help Rede Girassol extend their multi-platform media network to FM Radio,” said Luca Buscherini, Elenos Group commercial director. “Working closely with our partner Sitemaster, this new transmitter ensures that Girassol FM has the latest available technologies to provide the best quality and coverage for local audiences while lowering total cost of ownership with market-leading energy efficiency and reliability.”