BW Broadcast were proud to be awarded with a Pick Hit award at NAB 2013 for the new V2 Range of FM transmitters.
Like all BW Broadcast equipment, the V2 range is designed and built with three mantras, performance, reliability and ease of use. Engineers loved the unique Gold Clamp transistors on TX600 V2 and above, slide in power supplies on 2U models, innovative cooling system and other features to make maintenace simple. Added to this is an Ethernet connection on every V2 with smart phone apps for simple remote management. Intelligent alarms and email alerts ensure busy engineers can manage their stations with minimal intervention. A real time clock and comprehensive logging is available for those who like to see more detailed status. A high resolution OLED display for metering processing also makes setup simple. Experienced engineers will love how much control they have at their fingertips, and will find themselves eager to install their next V2 transmitter.
First presented at the NAB convention in 1985, the Pick Hit Awards are the original technology award at the convention. The awards are selected by a panel of judges who make their selections independently and anonymously and then convene for a meeting on the third day of the convention. Winning products are selected because they are useful to radio broadcasters, are priced within reason, are available within the current calendar year, and are new introductions at the NAB convention.
“The Pick Hit Awards are limited to 20 winners, which maintains the value and prestige of the award,” says Chriss Scherer, editor of Radio magazine. In addition, the Pick Hit Award judges follow a strict set of rules and make their selections independently and anonymously, which is a further testimony to the proven value of the award to radio broadcasters.” (more…)
See us at Booth 5C4-01 – With the NAB show in Las Vegas finished, we now look forward to June and the Broadcast Asia Conference in Singapore.
The show will take place in Marina Bay Sands 18th – 21st June. It serves as the regional launch pad for the latest and most wide-ranging technologies – which is why BW Broadcast is delighted to be show casing the next generation of FM transmitters.
Broadcast Asia International Conference and Creative Content Production Conference bring together industry experts and thought leaders in the broadcasting industries to highlight business strategies for future broadcasting and content production. Broadcast Asia’s 4 day programme promises to deliver an immersible networking and trade experience for relevant professionals.
If you are going to be at the Broadcast Asia show, then stop by our booth where you will be able to see us demonstrating the great features of the V2 range. Including ‘Gold Clamp’ transistors and slide in power supplies making it the most reliable and easily maintained transmitter possible. We will also be displaying our Audio Processors for AM, FM and HD.
Join leading exhibitors, industry experts, opinion makers, top executives, key buyers and influencers as they gather to witness the trends and opportunities in this dynamic industry.
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Visitors of NAB ’13 were impressed with BW Broadcast’s commitment to make the most reliable and easily maintained FM transmitter possible. As was Radio’s panel of engineers who awarded the new V2 transmitter range a Pick Hit award. One example of this design principle is BW Broadcast’s unique Gold Clamp Transistor Technology found on the TX600 V2, TX1000 V2 and TX1500 V2.
How Does it Work?
Gold Clamp allows MOSFETS to be changed in minutes with only a screwdriver and without needing a soldering iron. Should a transistor fail, several screws are removed, a new transistor dropped in place and then the clamping PCB replaced over the top. It’s as simple as that! This greatly reduces the time and tools required should a device fail, and prevents damage to surrounding components as a result of the high temperatures required with traditional soldered transistors. The clamping mechanism also ensures optimum thermal conductivity to reduce transistor temperature and extend service life.
Visitors of NAB ’13 were also impressed with V2 Transmitter’s slide in power supplies which make replacement a breeze. A truly innovative heatsink design ensures ultra-long life thanks to ingenious airflow. Carefully chosen fans rated with over 10-years life at 120°F are another sign of BW Broadcast’s commitment to service life. All of these design considerations combine to make one of the most reliable, and easily maintained transmitter to date.
BW Broadcast’s Chief Service Engineer William fears the ultra-reliable V2 will put him out of a job “I don’t have any work to do, these transmitters just don’t fail. Even if there is an issue due to lightening it’s usually fixed in the field with a slide-in power supply or quick-change module. I won’t have a job next year.”