New AI technology for transmitter power and carbon savings
This rollout, representing 800 FM transmitters by the end of 2022, is a major step towards the decarbonization of FM broadcast in Germany, says the French company WorldCast Systems.
SmartFM design enables broadcasters that use its transmitters to reduce energy consumption by up to 40%. There are approximately 2,000 Ecreso FM transmitters in the country, nearly half operated by Uplink.
By the support and trust of Uplink, and several radios operated by them including public radios such as Deutschland Radio, RBB, WDR and NDR, SmartFM is currently being deployed on Uplink’s entire park of Ecreso transmitters. Thomas Weiner, COO of Uplink Group, was quoted describing the step as “an efficient process that saves energy, reduces costs and protects the climate.”
The deployment is underway and is being done progressively through December.