Energy savings is increasingly a top priority across industries and has always been one of our core missions. We have seen huge advancements in transmitter design and performance take place over the past few decades. However, much of this progress was achieved thanks to LDMOS technology which has now reached its maximum potential for improving transmitter efficiency.
That is why our teams launched on a 3 year mission of intensive R&D and field testing to develop a new, industry-leading innovation that transforms how we broadcast radio. The result - SmartFM, a disruptive innovation built upon 60+ years of experience in RF, signal processing and field measurement.
SmartFM's optimized power consumption results in reduced electricity, reduced cooling, maintenance, and a longer transmitter lifespan.
By driving down energy consumption, broadcasters also
contribute to a cleaner, more sustainable planet.
With a network of 10 Ecreso FM 10kW transmitters, broadcasters can benefit from up to 1 300 000 Euros in net savings within 10 years. SmartFM’s optimized power consumption cascades into multiple benefits such as reduced cooling, reduced electricity, reduced maintenance, and a longer transmitter lifespan. Instead of paying high energy bills, broadcasters can now invest that saved sum into more valuable business assets.
But energy savings is more than a matter of cost! It also has an important impact on the environment and CO2 emissions. In this same scenario, SmartFM empowers broadcasters to offset their carbon footprint by 40%.
Calculation based on a network of 10 FM transmitters over a 10-year period. Comparison with “Old TX” at 55% efficiency, “Ecreso FM” with up to 76% overall efficiency, and “Ecreso FM” with up to 76% efficiency and SmartFM
"SmartFM is a breakthrough innovation every broadcaster should deploy and it is a great contribution to FM radio.
By controlling their signal, transmitters are very efficient and we are seeing a noticeable improvement in cost savings.
This technology operates amazingly, it doesn't show any difference on the coverage and the savings are substantial."
- Alejandro Noemi, Technical Manager -
El Conquistador, Chile
Interview: The engineer Alejandro Noemi Hauck from the radio EL CONQUISTADOR in Chile shares with us his experience
using the FM transmitter Ecreso FM 1000W with SmartFM energy saving technology, and the 5-band sound processor.