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Rohde & Schwarz has announced that it’s taking part in a project that sees the transmission of 100 FM radio channels consolidated within the new Camlica Tower in Istanbul.
Broadcast transmission service provider, Kule Verici Tesisleri Isletim Ve Teknolojileri A.S. says it selected Rohde & Schwarz as its technology partner after other companies claimed the “transmission challenge was impossible to achieve.”
The scheme sees 100 R&S THR9 high power FM radio transmitters installed within the Camlica Tower. “A feat that immediately enhances the Istanbul landscape’s aesthetic appeal since they replace more than 30 legacy street level transmitter towers,” explains Rohde & Schwarz.
“We selected the R&S THR9 transmitters for this project because of their operational reliability and efficiency,“ says PTT KULE Inc. management. “Energy costs are substantially reduced because of the 75% efficiency that these transmitters achieve, and importantly, this leads to reduced carbon emissions into the environment.
“Rohde & Schwarz’s design team has saved space thanks to THR9’s small footprint, and day-to-day operation is simplified because of the modular configuration and flexible operation concept. The system is almost maintenance free thanks to its liquid cooling system, while better frequency occupation and clean spectral density allows us to cover the entire city with lower output power,“ they explained.
Rohde & Schwarz adds that transmitting all 100 radio channels in the same infrastructure enables Kule Verici Tesisleri Isletim Ve Teknolojileri A.S. to provide consistent quality broadcast services as standard to all its broadcaster customers.
The German company explains that its approach to the Camlica Tower project is based on E5 — Efficiency of the Power of Five. That is: Efficiency in energy, Efficiency in space, Efficiency in operation, Efficiency in configuration and efficiency for a lifetime.
“At Camlica Tower, we have created a very clean high-power FM transmission system,” said Taner Demir, managing director of Rohde & Schwarz Turkey. “Clean for the environment through industry leading power efficiency leading to unprecedented low carbon emissions. Clean frequency spectrum thanks to high quality signal modulation and transmission. And a clean city panorama since we have removed more than 30 transmitter towers from the skyline and integrated it into one stunning new landmark.”
Rohde & Schwarz will also provide on-going post sales technical and operational support to the project.