WorldCast Systems announced that its SmartFM technology is a Product or Service winner in the 2023 NAB Show Excellence in Sustainability Awards. Supported by Amazon Web Services (AWS), this newly launched awards program recognizes individuals, organizations, and products/services for outstanding innovations in media technology that promote conservation and reusability of natural resources while fostering economic and social development.
SmartFM is a worldwide patented technology which enables radio broadcasters to reduce their energy consumption (and carbon footprint) by up to 40% – without any compromise on audio quality and coverage. Compatible with Ecreso FM transmitters, SmartFM enables radio broadcasters to tackle rising energy costs while meeting their sustainability goals.
NAB Show Excellence in Sustainability Award Winners were selected by a panel of sustainability experts in one category each for The Sustainability Champion Award, The Sustainability in Leadership Award, and The Sustainability in Product or Service Award. The awards were announced in a live ceremony at NAB Show on April 16.
“We are honored to receive this award for SmartFM and proud that our technology was recognized for its impact in reducing the carbon footprint of FM broadcast. We would like to thank the judges for this recognition, and congratulate our team who has worked hard to develop and bring to market this innovative software technology for FM broadcast,” said Christophe Poulain, Co-President at WorldCast Systems.
“The 2023 NAB Show Excellence in Sustainability Awards honor leaders who have influenced their teams to achieve a more sustainable pathway, organizations that have launched or completed sustainability initiatives, and products or services that significantly improve sustainability or provide sustainable market alternatives,” said NAB Executive Vice President of Global Connections and Events Chris Brown. “We congratulate WorldCast Systems on this award in recognition of SmartFM and for helping the content industry meet the critical environmental challenges of today and tomorrow.”
“Embedding sustainability within an organization’s strategy is not only good for the planet, it is good for business,” said Barbara Lange, principal and CEO of Kibo121 and also the program manager for the awards. “Sustainability embraces environmental impacts, as well as giving back to the communities in which we work and live. I am delighted to see the many organizations who submitted applications for these awards and look forward to seeing even more in the coming years.”