Inter BEE 2014 TV: Fuchu Giken exhibits portable FM broadcast equipment for special emergency broadcasts - transmission and receipt of emergency government broadcasts over FM radio
MR-100 FM monitor receiver. FM portable broadcast units for transmitting emergency disaster information.
Fuchu Giken Inc. exhibited its low-cost MR-100 FM monitor receiver & MR-010 FM monitor tuner at Inter BEE 2014. The MR-100 can monitor FM transmissions at broadcasting stations and studios. It features a built-in tuner and speakers, and is able to receive transmissions at frequencies from 76 to 108 MHz. Users can not only choose a specific band, but also monitor frequencies while the unit is in operation. The MR-100 was developed in-house at Fuchu Giken, so the unit can be customized and equipped with the user's choice of special features. The MR-100 is equipped to serve as a transmitter, and via its optional USB interface, users can use PC software to examine transmission phase characteristics such as sound demodulation spectra, distortions, degrees of separation, signal-to-noise ratios, frequency characteristics, and Lissajous figures.
The portable FM emergency broadcast equipment can also transmit special government FM broadcasts targeted to communities concerning disaster information, road conditions, or water supply issues in the event of weather emergencies such as torrential rain, typhoons, or major disasters such as earthquakes along the Nankai Trough. It can also receive FM broadcasts. The unit is the product of Fuchu Giken's considerable technological experience with FM broadcast equipment and has been developed so that it can also serve as a stand-alone FM radio for emergency broadcasts. The equipment is powered by an internal battery and should be of great use in the disasters we see with increasing frequency these days.