ECOS (Elenos Change Over System) is a line of Elenos products that includes different
versions of N +1 exchange systems for FM transmitters, in response to the needs of both
private radios and international broadcasting companies. Through the ECOS systems, there
is a possibility to ensure more transmissions simultaneously and the continuous operation
in a single location, with uniform configuration and reduced weight/dimensions.
It provides the optimal solution for remote, unattended locations, in critical environmental
and climatic conditions: the right choice for those that cannot or will not provide immediate
maintenance. If you have an Elenos system, you do not need a N +1 custom system!
enable the operation of a certain number
of transmitters – up to a maximum number
of 6-with a further transmitter, available
as a substitute. ECHOS6 is the control unit of
the system. It does the analysis of the status
of different transmitters, of the related antenna
relays and of the arrays of audio exchange/MPX.
This device is activated when one of the
transmitters is in fault and manages the process
of switching the RF signal, the audio signal and
the MPX signal, in order to activate the substitutive
transmitter to replace the one out of service.
ECHOS6 provides MPX auxiliary channels,
sufficient when the system transmitters are
powered exclusively by MPX signal.
If even one transmitter of the system requires
audio signal (Left and Right) or RDS, the device
is completed with AUDIO/MPX MATRIX.
The AUDIO MATRIX module is entrusted with the
switching of the audio signal, which takes place
by means of an array of electromechanical relays.
It is also available in the MPX MATRIX version,
which varies based on the different types
of connectors (BNC instead of XLR). There is also
an antenna relay system that interfaces through
standard connectors to the ECHOS6 unit.
The N +1 systems can be installed without
opening the rack, as they are supplied fully wired
inside, with the I/O connectors positioned on the
outer panel. They are equipped with fans in order
to bring together the exhaust air out of the rack.
The system is “closed” as far as the interference
and location issues are concerned, with ad
hoc expedients for the best functionality and
reliability during the operation. Thanks to the
remote control, it is possible to receive data
and to send orders to the transmitters and to
the exchange unit throughout all the modern
communication channels: SMS, GPRS, WEB, SNMP.