Mid-West Family Selects Elenos Group to Deliver New Transmitters
Upgrades two Benton Harbor, MI stations with ETG-2000 FM Transmitters
Broadcast Electronics, part of the Elenos Group, a global leader in designing and manufacturing broadcast products, including transmitters for TV, AM, FM, HD Radio® and media software recently delivered two Elenos ETG-2000 transmitters to long-time customer Mid-West Family of South West Michigan. Mid-West Family added redundancy for two of its signals in Benton Harbor, MI where they operate eight radio stations and several hyper-local digital media platforms.
“We evaluated all the options, and the Elenos ETG-2000 transmitters had the perfect balance of compact footprint, high energy efficiency, robust construction and key features like integrated RDS and HTML5 web control,” said Terry Green, Technical Director for Mid-West Family of SW Michigan. “We have a number of BE transmitters in our group, use BE’s The Radio Experience® for our RDS and metadata management and we even use a Elenos ETG-2000 as a frequency agile portable back up. I like how easy they are to use, that they are frequency agile and have several audio input options, so it was only natural to use them for our latest project.”
All Elenos ETG line of transmitters employ several unique features that deliver high efficiency and long-term, reliable operation. All circuit boards have a special coating, coupled with an aluminum chassis to protect from corrosion and deliver longevity. Redundant fans ensure ample air flow for cool operations and the exclusive lifeXtender® control algorithm keeps the transmitter operating at the highest safe power level even in the event of total fan failure.
“Every step of the way the customer service from the Elenos Group team was excellent. Not only were we able to get the equipment we needed very quickly,” Green explained. “Broadcast Electronics Sales Manager Ben Marth even drove the transmitters to us from the factory in Quincy, IL. We were very pleased with Ben’s personal attention.”
“We are honored and thank Terry and his colleagues at Mid-West Family for trusting Elenos Group to assist them in their upgrades and to help them deliver great radio across South West Michigan.” said Rich Redmond, President and COO of Broadcast Electronics – Elenos Group, “We are confident that Elenos ETG transmitters will provide Mid-West Family years of trouble free operation and deliver solid energy savings they can take to the bank.”