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14-Dec-2007 Print page

RFS drives India’s FM development

Radio Frequency Systems, has continued its leading role in India’s fast-track FM radio development program by winning the final portion of the project’s stage two development. Appointed by the project’s Delhi-based consultant, Broadcast Engineering Consultant India Ltd (BECIL), RFS will provide total turnkey RF solutions for two major cities—Hyderabad and Jaipur—as well as RF broadcast components for four other sites.  

Since playing a pivotal role in stage one of the Common Transmission Infrastructure (CTI) project, RFS has gone on to design and supply 37 fully engineered FM RF broadcast systems as part of stage two of the upgrade. “This most recent project award positions RFS as one of the most significant contributors to the CTI project—RFS has supplied RF solutions to nearly half of the completed CTI broadcast sites,” said RFS Systems Engineering and Area Product Manager, Broadcast Antenna Systems and HF, Hans-Peter Quade. “RFS’s extensive global experience in providing broadband RF solutions meant that we were able to tailor each installation to the local broadcast environment.” 

According to Quade, RFS was the only supplier to be awarded an entire site. “RFS’s ability to take responsibility for the total transmission solution is our strength in this type of fast-track deployment,” he said. “Our team has a proven track-record with such projects. We bring together all the essentials—quality broadcast technology, full engineering support, experienced site supervision, and of course, responsibility for total passive RF system performance.” 

The solution determined by RFS for each site was based on two essential components: an RFS 904-series broadband FM panel array mounted atop an existing tower structure, coupled with an RFS CZ-series multi-channel balanced combiner to provide a combined signal from all broadcasters to the broadband array.  RFS HELIFLEX flexible air-dielectric coaxial feeder cables formed the link between the combiner and the FM array. Scheduled for completion by the end of 2008, the three-stage CTI project incorporates numerous shared FM radio broadcast infrastructure, supporting 240 radio stations in 86 Indian cities. With stage two of the CTI project nearing completion, 168 stations are now online and broadcast into 56 cities, representing a significant milestone in India’s ongoing broadcast network expansion.

Visit the RFS stand at BES Expo 2008: Stand E-3, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India, 23 to 25 February 2008. 

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Company background: Radio Frequency Systems is a global designer and manufacturer of cable, antenna and tower systems plus active and passive RF conditioning modules, providing total-package solutions for wireless infrastructure.  RFS serves OEMs, distributors, system integrators, operators and installers in the broadcast, wireless communications, land-mobile and microwave market sectors. As an ISO compliant organization with manufacturing and customer service facilities that span the globe, RFS offers cutting-edge engineering capabilities, superior field support and innovative product design. RFS is a leader in wireless infrastructure.

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