WorldCast Systems is rolling out a self-contained, solar-powered FM retransmitter. Solar FM offers hybrid AC power-up, but can broadcast up to 10 ours 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 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 keep a broadcaster on air.