The CAPEX for most transmitters installs is a serious one for a broadcaster. In addition to CAPEX, there are OPEX expenses to consider. Both of these are adding up to the TCO for a broadcaster. The Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is typically broken down into 8 metrics when analyzing transmitter financials.
- Cost; which typically refers to initial capital investment installation-relatedn related costs, AC power consumption, HVAC power consumption, maintenance and spares requirements
- Ease and necessity of maintenance
- Installation complexity
- Floor Space (footprint)
- Ambient Noise
- Life expectancy
CAPEX, OPEX, and TCO for air-cooled versus liquid-cooled transmitters can be different. Over the last decade plus air cooled and solid state transmitters have also come a long way in terms of power output.
We have discussed all this in a recent White Paper we have published.
You can find all of our White Papers here