NAB Show attendees will get their first look at Broadcast Electronics' new STX LP, a line of solid-state low-power FM transmitters.
Introduced in January, the STX LP line has models in 1 kW, 3 kW and 5 kW power. Power output is field-upgradable.
A built-in exciter is included to make the package more affordable for U.S. and international broadcasters. The exciter is upgradable to a digital model. It is also compatible with HD Radio. The STX LP is remote-operable via an IP connection.
The STX LP is designed to generate less heat with improved energy efficiency, a heat sink and multiple cooling fans, BE states. It has four RF power transistors for increased reliability.
Tim Bealor, VP for RF Products at BE, said in the announcement: "If you need a 1 kW backup now but want to upgrade to 3 kW or 5 kW later for, say, an HD Radio signal, you can do so easily. No need to go back again and ask for another transmitter when its time for HD Radio."
Attendees also can register at the BE booth to win an STX LP 1 kW transmitter. In addition, BE is celebrating its upcoming 50th anniversary by holding an "Oldest Operating BE Transmitter" contest. Contest details and entry forms are available at the BE booth and Web site, www.bdcast.com. The winner will also receive a new STX LP transmitter.