Thinking of buying a new solid-state transmitter? Here are 10 questions you should ask before you do

Whether it is ensuring your transmitter remains compatible with future standards such as ATSC 3.0, meets FCC repack requirements, how you can calculate the true cost of ownership and who should handle the installation and provide on-going support, we have the must-read issues you need to consider.

10 questions before you buy
10 questions before you buy
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The technology paper has been specially put together by Rohde & Schwarz to help you make your purchasing decision easier. It includes answers to all the important questions and advice on what to do.

10 questions

How is energy efficiency measured?

How does efficiency change based on operating output?

How can I calculate true cost of ownership?

Will the transmitter I buy today be compatible with ATSC 3.0 tomorrow?

How can Doherty technology improve signal amplification and give you more for repack?

Can you trust solid-state technology to replace IOT technology in high-power transmitters?

How should my station evaluate a reliable liquid-cooled transmitter?

Will the transmitter manufacturer be able to fulfil my order in time to meet my station’s FCC repack deadline?

Who will handle the installation?

What support level can I expect from the manufacturer?

Future-proof transmitter generation

Rohde & Schwarz transmitters are famous for their outstanding efficiency, compact design and flexible configurations. They offer solutions across the market for high, medium and low power TV transmitters and high and medium power radio transmitters.

Posted by Chris Dickinson, technology journalist and editor of the Always On blog. 16th November 2017.