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BE, Broadcast Electronics Radio Milestones

In Brief  

 

 

BE Company Milestones

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

   

 

 

  

 

     

 

 

 

 

1959 BE founded in Silver Spring, Maryland; first products are endless-loop tape cartridge machines for broadcast of audio content

 

1965 Introduces the first multi-deck tape cartridge machine, Model 605/610

 

1970 Product offerings expand to include mixing consoles, turntables and other essential radio studio products

 

1977 Company relocates to Quincy, Illinois

 

1978 Introduced pioneering radio automation system, the Control 16, a microprocessor-based program control systems utilizing tape cartridge and open reel tape hardware

 

1979 First range FM exciters and transmitters receives accolades for

providing new standards of reliability and performance

 

1989 AudioVAULT, a computer-based radio automation system, with

audio content on hard drives leads the digital conversion of radio studio

operations

 

1990 Begins delivery of AM transmitters

 

1994 Acquires Marti Electronics, maker of radio studio-to-transmitter

interconnect and wireless remote broadcast equipment with powerful

brand

  

1994 Introduces C Series FM Transmitters, BE's solid state FM transmitter line that set the standards for audio quality, cost-efficiency, reliability and long life

 

1995 Completes phase-out of analog studio products to focus on 

computer-assisted audio and data content creation and management

  

1997 Introduces T Series FM Transmitters, providing single-tube TPOs up to 35 kW

 

1999 Introduces S Series FM Transmitters, increasing BE's FM solid state coverage up to 20 kW, or higher with dual-combined systems

 

2003 Is first to market with HD Radio products, setting the technology and performance standards upon which other HD Radio products are judged

 

2005 Acquires The Radio Experience, developer of hardware, software and services for creation, management and broadcast via analog FM, HD Radio and webcasting

 

2009 BE celebrates 50 years

 

2009 Introduced new low power line of FM transmitters, the STX LP, with breakthrough size and design

 

2009 Introduced next generation studio system, AudioVAULT FleX, raising the ante on studio integration and optimization

 

2009 Announces the upgrade to ISO 9001:2008

 

2011 BE acquires assets of small startup company and forms Commotion, a company specializing in social media and audience interactivity tools for radio.

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Broadcasters from Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation and Independent Television Network visited the BE factory in Quincy, Illinois, to learn more about their new BE STX LP low power transmitters.