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Physical Considerations When Buying a Transmitter

The Physical Trade-Offs of Small vs. Tall Transmitters and Rack-Mountable vs. Self-Standing Integrated Racks

 

INTRODUCTION

While a lot of focus is spent on comparing specifications, performance and efficiency when buying a new transmitter, there are many physical attributes of modern transmitter design that also deserve consideration. Much of this may be common sense, but it doesn’t hurt to take a moment to review the physical trade-offs of small vs. tall transmitters and rackmountable vs. self-standing integrated racks.

This white paper considers:

  • Ergonomics & Safety
  • Heat Load & Ventilation
  • Installation
  • Maintenance & Support
  • Total Cost of Ownership
  • Transmitter Weight
  • Ease of Access for Maintenance
  • Reliability
  • Redundancy & Hot-Swap Modules

Physical Considerations When Buying Transmitter by Scott Marchand