Quincy, IL (October 25, 2007)--The U.S. military has awarded Broadcast Electronics (BE) a contract to supply four BE FM solid-state transmitters and two BE medium-wave solid-state transmitters for established bases in Europe. This latest order adds to the 10 BE transmitters recently acquired by Soldiers Media Center.
The U.S. military's Soldiers Media Center will take delivery this month of two BE FM 5C solid-state transmitters, two BE FM 500C1 transmitters and two BE AM 10A transmitters, adding to the 10 BE FM transmitters it acquired last year to replace existing transmitters at bases in Europe.
More than 50 BE transmitters are in service in Europe, Korea and the Americas as part of the Soldiers Media Center operation, the U.S. Army organization that manages the American Forces Network (AFN) Europe, AFN Korea, AFN Honduras and AFN Kwajalein. Soldiers Media Center broadcasts American radio and television to military personnel, Department of Defense civilians and their families serving across the globe.
In the past three years, the U.S. American Forces also upgraded military broadcast studios in 17 regions throughout Europe with BE AudioVAULT digital media systems.
"We are honored to supply the military with the latest in transmission technology that will replace 15- to 20-year-old tube installations in some cases and reduce the military's overall operating costs, plus give them better failsafe options," said Tom Beck, BE's U.S. Government contract sales manager.