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GatesAir advances wireless over-the-air content delivery at BroadcastAsia2016

At BroadcastAsia 2016, GatesAir, a provider of wireless, over-the-air content delivery solutions for radio and TV broadcasters, will bring its message of operational efficiency and high performance in …


At BroadcastAsia 2016, GatesAir, a provider of wireless, over-the-air content delivery solutions for radio and TV broadcasters, will bring its message of operational efficiency and high performance in the RF plant to Asia-Pacific broadcasters, with an eye on simplifying digital broadcast transitions; and strengthening existing analog systems.

GatesAir recently introduced its PowerSmart transmitter architecture, which leverages 50-volt LDMOS technology to reduce transmitter footprint, streamline parts and minimize energy consumption. The March 2016 introduction of PowerSmart Plus, the next-generation of its PowerSmart innovations, intensifies these benefits through the newly available LDMOS power amplifiers. This increases AC to RF efficiency for DVB-T, DVB-T2 and other CODFM TV modulations by nearly 40%, will be demonstrated in GatesAir’s Maxiva ULXT high-efficiency UHF transmitter series.

The Maxiva ULXT represents GatesAir’s latest innovation in liquid cooling, a heat-to-liquid transfer process that efficiently removes heat from the RF plant and reduces its traditional air conditioning requirements and cooling costs. This same technology is also now available in GatesAir’s Flexiva FLX transmitter, helping FM and HD radio broadcasters cut monthly utility costs and establish a greener operation. All GatesAir liquid-cooled transmitters further slim down an already minimal footprint by integrating low-noise pump modules within the cabinet, providing additional ROI value for broadcasters who share or lease space in RF plants.

GatesAir will also show its high-efficiency Flexiva FAX air-cooled transmitters for radio broadcasters that lack the environmental or operational need for liquid-cooled systems. Collectively, Flexiva liquid-cooled and air-cooled transmitters support power levels from 10 watts to 80kW, offering an exceptionally broad range of solutions to meet any broadcaster’s specifications.

GatesAir will also demonstrate its latest range of high-performance TV and radio exciters, including the groundbreaking, software-defined Maxiva XTE exciter. Supporting all analog and digital TV standards—as well as DAB Radio—the XTE provides the advanced signal processing, throughput and IP transport capabilities required to efficiently deliver the high-quality video/audio content and data associated with today’s leading, and future, digital broadcast standards. The XTE also leverages GatesAir’s latest software innovations for signal performance, including its intelligent Real Time Adaptive Correction (RTAC) technology, and offers a seamless in-the-field upgrade path to support future transitions and standards.

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