Onair Medya, a Turkish company that designs and manufactures radio and TV broadcasting equipment, will showcase its 1KW FTC1K alongside the 2KW, 4KW, 8KW and 10KW FM LDMOS transmitters at IBC. These products are designed using extremely rugged LDMOS power transistors.
The company revealed that its 1KW FTC1K FM transmitter model is its bestselling product for the year, especially in Asian and African countries, where the demand is twice what it was last year. Most of these products were supplied to radio stations that upgraded their transmitters to increase their coverage.
FTC1K has a built-in RDS encoder with programmable front keys and DDS modulator. The latter has analog audio inputs that converts the analog to digital audio internally, adds RDS carrier and data internally, and makes the stereo encoding and FM modulation in a chip. This improves the quality of the audio and stereo, and negates the need to adjust the RDS level, stereo level.
Onair stated that the FTC1K FM transmitter has 78% efficiency since it has less heating, less energy consumption and a reliable design. This, it claimed, reduces the operating and ownership cost of radio stations, besides making it a more environment-friendly option.