“Cool Stuff”: Elenos Indium Series FM Transmitters
One in a series about the
recipients of Radio World’s 2012 “Cool Stuff” Award.
The Indium Series was introduced
two years ago but grew notably at NAB with the addition of versions in 2 kW and
5 kW power levels.
calls Indium the first solid-state FM transmitter to break 70 percent operating
efficiency, for cooler operation and energy savings. The box uses RF planar
technology for a lower parts count and greater reliability; and it employs the
readily available ICE-FET component to generate RF power. The 2 kW unit retails
for $11,900, the 5 kW is $25,550.
A useful choice for standby facilities and low-power stations or as a
solid-state driver for higher-power tube systems. With the company taking a
higher profile in the United States lately, it’s a product line worth getting
Rodriquez, Gianluca Busi, Alfonso Lopez, Edgar Higueros, Maurice Nifruilli,
Daniele Prosperini, Mary Ann Seidler and John Bisset.