GNB stations opt for Harris transmitters
UAE: Gulf News Broadcasting (GNB) has recently launched new Arabic and Hindi radio stations. The new GNB radio stations – launched in co-operation with the UAQ Broadcasting Network – are Hayat 95.6 FM and Josh 97.8 FM and are broadcasting using Harris Broadcast Communications Flexiva air-cooled FM transmitters.
GNB selected 20kW models to ensure the largest possible coverage area for new and existing listeners while keeping costs low. The Flexiva design also provides software-defined exciter technology that offers GNB an upgrade to digital radio standards if desired.
‘The Flexiva transmitter from Harris is proven to deliver a highly reliable and stable performance, and will help us reduce our overall operational costs,’ said Digby Taylor, project manager, Gulf News Broadcasting. ‘The low power consumption of the Flexiva design delivers tangible energy savings and, because of its compact size, offers a simplified installation process and easier on-going maintenance.’
‘Harris continues to support radio broadcasters and service providers to increase efficiency in their operations by improving their technology investments,’ said Said Bacho, vice president sales and service, Middle East and South Asia, Harris Broadcast Communications. ‘Our investment in the development of our transmitter solutions help broadcasters and operators produce, distribute and transmit content more efficiently.’