The new E10000X amplifier is the latest of a series of Elenos devices, from the Italian manufacturer that proudly boasts a world record: being the first, ever, 12 years ago, to concern itself with energy conservation in the context of broadcasting.
Attention is paid to the environmental impact of transmitting stations, and has now also become very important for energy conservation of radio broadcasters. Antonello Giovannelli, Director of Research and Development at Elenos, told us that as early as 2003, with the project in the “IceFet” series (amplifiers and E3000 and ETG3000 transmitters integrated in 4 UR), the highest possible energy efficiency was being targeted with the available technology at the time. The market trend for limiting consumption and costs was in the air, which is why the planning staff have prioritised this opportunity. In 2007 the economic crisis arrived, but at that time Elenos had already improved its products and had a complete catalogue with a very high energy efficiency range at its disposal, which was ideal for adopting energy saving policies on consumption.
The possibility of programming power, already present in the original projects, was then further improved, allowing for an even more significant saving on electricity.
Viva la revolución!
It has been over 10 years since the launch of this product line, and the revolutionary E10000X is soon to arrive! It is a highly powerful FM amplifier that can boast an unbeatable range of characteristics of compactness, electrical efficiency and weight. The apparatus can be contained in just 4 rack units, but can provide 10kW of RF power in the 87.5-108 MHz range with a total electrical efficiency of 70%! E10000X is a highly versatile and effective solution, and can be installed in stand-alone mode, or used as a reserve for more powerful systems, but can also be used as a base module for very powerful amplifiers.
“The project started around 4 years ago”, Giovannelli explains, “and was already in the prototype stage, but we have only recently decided to market it, for two reasons. The first is technical: we wanted to work on it until it reached a maximum efficiency stateof-the-art and the best in aesthetic design. Once again we want to break the boundaries of déjà vu. The second reason is commercial: Elenos is at the very top of the energy savings and high-quality market, so much so that bringing out this model too soon would have created too much competition with our other products, on the same power band”.
Crisis breeds opportunity
Elenos is an Italian company based in the city of Ferrara and the leader of a group that includes brands such as ITELCO and Electrosys. For Elenos, being an Italian company means knowing how to combine excellence and flexibility and knowing how to transfer these qualities to its products. Elenos’s care for the environment, that from the start of the 2000’s attracted the interested of broadcasters more sensitive to these issues, with the arrival of the economic crisis from 2007 onwards became successful as a response to the growing need to manage budgets, but without compromising on the quality of the equipment and their efficiency of coverage. E10000X today is the heir to this business philosophy that has two concepts at its roots: responsibility and innovation. This equipment looks to the future of international broadcasting, it represents a real and convenient solution, both to the problems of business management, and to the challenges that the world imposes on us.