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BE, Broadcast Electronics Radio 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: 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:  Acquires assets of small start-up company and forms Commotion, a company specializing in social media and audience interactivity tools for radio.
 

2011:  Introduces the XPi 10 esp Embedded Exporter

 

2012:  Announces the STX LP Generation II 1-5kW FM Transmitters

 

2013:  Introduces the STXe Series of Exciters / Low Power Transmitters


2013:  Announces the FM 40T 40kW FM Tube Transmitter

 

2014:  Celebrates 55 years of Radio Equipment Manufacturing Excellence

 

2015:  Announces STX 10 10kW FM Transmitter

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.