WorldCast Systems is rolling out a self-contained solar-powered FM retransmitter at the 2017 NAB Show. Solar FM offers hybrid AC power up but can broadcast up to 10 hours on solar power alone.
Designed for areas with limited electrical infrastructure or for temporary installations, the Solar FM retransmitter can receive audio from a number of different sources such as its built-in satellite and FM receivers or analog and AES inputs. A dedicated smartphone app provides full configuration capabilities and also enables daily scheduling of operations to make best use of solar power when available and rely on the AC connection, when not.
Versatile, easy to mount and resilient when operating in difficult environments, it is supplied as a turnkey system with solar panel, FM antennas, satellite dish or antenna and the FM transmitter. A NiMH battery and built-in smart battery management system help optimize the amount of time a broadcaster can stay on air.
Solar FM also has a remote and mobile device app for configuring the transmitter itself, the built-in satellite receiver, FM receiver, analog and AES inputs, scheduling the operating times of the transmitter and provides the user with an overview of real-time status while enabling monitoring of parameters such as preamplifier power, the current/voltage for each power source, etc.
NAB Show Booth: N8924